OnlineShoes.com Teams Up with Lifestyle Bloggers for Shoe Contest
SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – OnlineShoes.com is getting outside with the help of four very active bloggers, and giving away free shoes during the “We pick the shoe. Bloggers set the style. You pick the winner.” Contest.Popular lifestyle bloggers were chosen to share stories and product reviews on featured pairs of minimalist shoes from outdoorsy lifestyle brand, Merrell. OnlineShoes.com will host the contest from Monday, August 27 to Friday, September 7, 2012.
“After two contests that focused on popular fashion footwear, we decided to send our bloggers to the outdoors this time,” says Lindsey Sutphin, OnlineShoes.com online search marketing manager. “A lucky voter will once again win a free pair of shoes.”
Each blogger has been given a pair of minimalist running shoes from Merrell, also known as “Barefoot Shoes,” including the Bare Access for men and the Pace Glove and the Lithe Glove for women. Bloggers provided photos and written summaries of their experiences wearing the shoes, and described how the Merrell lifestyle helped them “Get Outside.” Minimalist shoes are known for being super lightweight, having a low-profile design and a level footbed. This encourages forward momentum and movement off the heel to a lower-impact mid-foot landing, thus providing a more natural stride and gait.
Blog readers and OnlineShoes.com visitors are invited to vote for their favorite Merrell-inspired story during the contest. Voters are entered for a chance to win a free pair of Merrell outdoor shoes, valued up to $110. The winning blogger who receives the most votes by the end of the contest will be awarded a $1,500 travel voucher from Intrepid Travel.
Featured lifestyle bloggers include Jeff of “detroitrunner.com” who sported the Bare Access shoe, Anna of “anewfoundtreasure.com” and Lauren of “threepinkdots.com” who both tried out the Pace Glove shoe, and Camille of “allthingslovelyblog.com” who wore the Lithe Glove Shoe. Bloggers were also outfitted with a variety of Merrell athletic wear to help them “Get Outside.”
For contest details, to learn more about Merrell outdoor shoes, and to vote for your favorite “Get Outside” story, visit the “We pick the shoe. Bloggers set the style. You pick the winner.” Contest starting on August 27 and running through September 7, 2012. OnlineShoes.com offers a wide selection of men’s shoes, women’s shoes, and shoes for kids, along with accessories for men and women. Merrell is a featured brand that offers an array of outdoor and casual boots, shoes and sandals, as well as apparel, packs and bags.
Established in 1996, OnlineShoes.com is the nation’s first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service. OnlineShoes.com offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with more than 250 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. Customers are entitled to a 110-percent price guarantee, a 365-day return policy, and free shipping and exchanges on most orders. For more information, visit www.OnlineShoes.com.
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