***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
It's that time of year, everyone! The Holiday shopping season is upon us! (At least it is if you're like me and get an early start to avoid the mad rush of frazzled, last-minute shoppers in December!)
For the 2014 Holiday season, I will be featuring tons of great gift ideas for babies, kids, men, women, pets, and even for the person who has everything. We all have some of those on our gift lists, don't we? There will even be loads and loads of chances to win many of the gifts I am featuring. How cool is that?! You can check out my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide at any time from now till Christmas. Make sure to check often, as it will be growing by the day!
Today, I want to focus on the men in our lives. They sure do work extra hard during the year to make sure that their families are well-taken care of. Dan is a service manager at a busy automotive repair shop, and some weeks, he works 70+ hours. Since he does so much for us every day, I definitely want to make sure he gets more than a little spoiled during the Holidays. He sure does deserve it!
One thing my overly-practical husband always seems to want is a good, high quality pair of boots. He wears boots most days, and actually prefers them over tennis shoes. Being on his feet all day is tough, so his boots have definitely got to be made to take daily use, and often abuse. The el-cheapo pairs you can purchase at the local super-centers simply don't hold up.
This year, Dan is in for a real treat. He is wearing a pair of amazingly comfortable and durable Lugz boots! I am a HUGE fan of this brand, and I have been drooling over their women's Tambora boots for awhile now. They would be perfect for our frigid, NE Ohio winters!
About lugz :
Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans.
Soon Lugz was endorsed by key players from the world of hip hop and has continued to do so through out the years. One such collaboration led Lugz to breathe life to a whole new category of footwear with the introduction of the first ever celebrity-endorsed “Funk Master Flex” urban driving shoe. This was only the beginning as support then lead to a collaborative line with hip-hop superstar Bryan “Baby” Williams, aka “Birdman” with his own series of sneakers and boots.
In 2006 Orange County Choppers, the world’s premier builders of custom motorcycles signed on to endorse Lugz shoes, which they were already wearing so it was a natural fit. With its aggressive “built for the streets” reputation Lugz collaborated with Paul Teutul, Jr. to create a signature Lugz shoe “the Torx” which interpreted this incredibly well.
In the fall of 2008 Lugz shot on to the Mixed Martial Arts scene signing its first two MMA fighters, Lyoto Machida and Houston Alexander as endorsers. Machida captured the title of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion as he represented Lugz. With MMA becoming the fastest growing sport/entertainment platform with an increasingly growing fan base, Lugz was excited to be apart of this growing trend and later signed Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. In 2010 Cain Velasquez became the newest endorser of Lugz.; immediately after signing, Cain fought to become UFC World Heavyweight Champion. In 2011, Lugz continued to grow its Team – signing UFC Welterweight Josh Koscheck and UFC Light Heavyweight Phil Davis.
From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.
Our review of the men's empire hi WR boots:
The awesome folks at Lugz sent us their best-selling men's Empire Hi WR Boots to check out for ourselves. These boots are incredibly well-made, and come in a variety of height and color options. (We chose the black and charcoal combo.)
These boots are made from a water-resistant Permahide upper. This material is kind of difficult to describe...It's not leather-like, but almost a silken material. It's very, very tough though, and is made for men who like to work hard and play harder.
These boots are slip-resistant, and feature a very durable rubber sole with some amazing traction. Good traction is essential here in Antarctica...Oops, I mean Ohio! This time of year, we have loads of snow, sleet, ice, and salt on the ground. Thanks to his Lugz, Dan doesn't have to worry about any wipe-outs.
In addition to being water-resistant and tough enough for daily wear, these babies are super-comfortable, too. They have a nicely padded tounge and collar, and the footbed includes a Flexa-Stride Memory Foam Sockliner. Yep. I just said memory foam. Dan absolutely loves these boots, and he has even experienced less foot pain and discomfort since he started wearing them. That's quite a statement coming from a guy who is on his feet all day long!
Overall, we are absolutely delighted with our Lugz experience. These boots look good, feel better, and are definitely made to last. If you have a hard-working man on your gift list this year, definitely check out what Lugz has to offer. With tons of styles available, you're sure to find something that will make his Holiday extra-special! While you're there, check out their women's and kids' offerings, too. No one can ever have too many great shoes, don't you agree?
How to Connect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Lugz on their website.
Right now, Lugz is having an AMAZING sale, too!
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off + Free Ground Shipping. US customers use code: HOLIDAYBOGO. International customers get 30% Off all full priced items. Prices as marked, no code required.
You can also follow them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will their very own pair of Men's Empire Hi WR boots from the awesome folks at Lugz!
How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM December 20, 2014. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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