2014 Holiday Gift Guide

As the holiday season nears closer, so does crunch-time for finding the perfect gift for every person on your list. In true SCHEELS fashion, our team of merchandise experts wanted to alleviate some of the stressful shopping this season can bring by outlining the hottest gift picks for the whole family.

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Fall Sweaters & Boots

Here’s a breakdown of the essential transitional pieces as you migrate your wardrobe from fall to winter. I’ll outline the best footwear and outerwear to ensure you stay stylish and warm throughout the seasons.

If you’re searching for style and practicality, these boots are the perfect combination of both.

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The North Face Nuptse Purna Boot is sure to keep you looking great, even in freezing temperatures.  In classic black, this boot will go well with all of your winter wardrobe.  The Sorel Tofino Winter Boot offers another great color option, and a quilted look adds interest to the boots.  These boots, with waxed canvas and leather shell will keep you warm and dry all winter long.  If you are looking for a dark brown boot, then look no further than the Northside Kathmandu Boot, featuring a D-ring lacing system to ensure a snug fit that keeps the snow out.

If you prefer a simple and classic tan boot, here are some fabulous options.

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The UGG Elsa Boot provides a twist on a classic, featuring the cream colored top and laces.  This waterproof boot delivers urban street style and offers all the luxury and comfort you would expect from Ugg.   Relaxed buckles are taken to a new level on the Not Rated Cow Love Boot, offering style and comfort for all day wear.   The chic Cobb Hill Peyton Boot boasts equestrian flair, an adjustable double buckle complimented by a full zipper closure.  This boot also features a reliable no pinch Lycra calf panel, for the perfect fit every time.

Don’t forget your Button Down Boot Socks which pair beautifully with so many different boot options.

Looking to add a bit of sass to your cold weather wardrobe?  These sweaters are perfect for you!

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Nothing is better than an owl who winks at you in the mirror, and this Woolrich Owl Motif Mohair Crew Sweater is perfect for showing off your playful side.  Another great pullover options is Soybu Samantha Sweater.  Made for your life, this lightweight, wide neck sweater features a hi-lo hem, and will keep you warm through the season.  This Roxy White Caps Stripe Sweater, featuring an oversided hood, is the perfect combination of black and white.  Not your ordinary sweater, this option from Roxy is shows off features such as a deep V neckline, and front pouch pocket.

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If you prefer an open front cardigan style sweater, we have just the thing for you!  The Billabong Loosen Up Cardigan brings a splash of color to your cold weather outfit, featuring an asymmetrical hem that is finished off with perfect tassel detailing.  Prefer a more simple style?  The Roxy Same Old Feeling Sweater is a lightweight cardigan inspired option, with a loose knit, and a short sleeve.  This option comes in two neutral hues, both of which will compliment your existing winter wardrobe.  The Billabong Between the Lines Cardigan is available in four colors.  This sweater features a cascading open front, which is accented with side pockets and mesh detailing at the neckline.

 

 

 

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Fall Color Palette

FALL COLOR PALETTE

Fall is a time to celebrate warm hues, and cozy attire.  Oxblood, and variations on the color, is the quintessential color of the season.  Bundling up in crimson, raspberry, or oxblood will keep your winter wardrobe effortless.  Have fun with the current cold weather trends, and experiment with this darker color palette.

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The blouse on the left, by Sanctuary, provides a modern twist on a retro style.  A brilliant pattern, and the use of velvet at the neckline, makes for a fantastically unique top.  Contrast the lightweight top with a think knit scarf, which will pull your look together.

Prefer more layering?  The Hurley plaid on the right is perfect under a Billabong cardigan.  The slouchy neckline on the sweater offers a great alternative to an basic cardigan.  Stripes at the hem of the sweater will also take this look up a notch.

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Dresses are a fantastic piece to layer with in the fall.  A nearly weightless floral print dress, as seen here on the left, is a fabulous option for dressing up during cold months.  Pair this Jack dress with some tights, and terrific boots for a date or party outfit.  A bead and chain necklace will complete your delicate look, without overdoing it.

Thicker dresses are also a beautiful option for a fall occasion.  The cowl dress on the right, by Mountain Hardwear, is a superb garment for more warmth in the cold.  Again, paired with tights and chic boots, this is perfect for outdoor activities in the crisp autumn air.  A simple belt at the natural waistline and necklace will finish off your ensemble.

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Boots are another great way to wear oxblood this season.  A calf-high boot from Yellowbox is wonderful for many casual outings, and the straps and buckles add interest to an otherwise simple design.  If you want to add a bit more sass to your outfit, choose a heeled boot.  This pair by Chinese Laundry will help command attention for your chic ensemble.  Flat booties are great for cuffed jeans or trousers.  Franco Sarto has refined the traditional look of a bootie, and created something elegant.

Show us how you wear darker colors this season, on Instagram using the tag #ScheelsStyle.

 

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Cool Weather, Hot Looks

French Connection is a luxurious brand, which provides both style and comfort for the fall.  These tops will make you feel absolutely fabulous, and look fantastic with either leggings or skinny jeans.

Anastasia Crepe

The Anastasia Crepe Shirt is a must-have for all seasons.  This top features line drawings of well-known landmarks to satisfy your inner globetrotter.

Zipper Neckline

If you are looking for a twist on a basic sweater, look no further than this adorable sweater with zippers on the neckline.  Pair with a simple beaded necklace to stay looking chic.

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This Knit Jumper Dress is perfect for someone who likes to cover a bit more, while staying stylish. A small beaded necklace is the ideal accent for this dress. Throw some tights on underneath, a sassy pair of black boots, and you’re ready to go!

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Another delightful option for fall is a dress.  This style by tribal is perfect for the office or an evening out.  Pair with this metallic jacket for a flawlessly tailored look.

Anouka

A basic two-tone long sleeve is a necessity for winter.  Add this Anouka top to your wardrobe, and you’ll feel effortlessly put together.

BCBGeneration

For footwear, my current obsession is wedge booties, which is a great shoe to wear with tights. There is no better way to get height, style, and practicality than with a pair of wedge booties. BCBGeneration has this sleek, mock-suede bootie, which is just the right fit for winter.

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For a more rugged option these booties by Bedstu are sure to please!

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If you prefer a flat boot, Bedstu has another stylish option.  Pair with an ombré scarf and fingerless gloves to complete your look.

Mens

For the man in your life, achieve this smart look with a Costal plaid shirt and a cozy Patagonia sweater.  Finish off the look with a suede dress shoe and Buffalo denim.

 

Show us your style on Instagram, using the tag #ScheelsStyle

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Winter Boots for the Whole Family by SOREL

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Keeping warm and staying dry while playing at recess, walking into work or spending your family Saturdays running up the neighborhood sledding hill – SOREL helps make the most of this year’s winter wonderland with a boot for each member of the family.

Founded in 1962 in Canada, SOREL brings its functionality and heritage of expert craftsmanship to the modern world of fashion, where it is inspiring a new generation of doers, builders and creators. SOREL combines felt, wool, premium leather, and flawless construction with people who aren’t afraid to get their boots dirty.

Let’s dive into the finest boots for winter and give your family a reason to warm up to the season.

FOR DAD

MenSorelBootsBoots for play, work or both, Sorel has got the modern man covered. (Ordered with photo – Left to Right)

MEN’S SOREL COLD MOUNTAIN ZIP BOOTS
Function mixed with everyday style, these boots are perfect for the everyday commute.

The Cold Mountain zip boot is like a suit of armor for feet. It will offer you optimum protection against the elements, whether you’re working or playing. Nothing will get past these fully waterproof, and totally stylish boots-they feature 200g Thinsulate® insulation to keep you warm and protected, a thick padded, removable footbed for premium comfort, and a zip-up closure for securing a great fit.

MEN’S SOREL CARIBOU BOOTS
Warm, tall and waterproof, these boots are perfect for work or play outside.

Often imitated but never equaled, the original SOREL Caribou boot features a nubuck leather upper with waterproof construction, seam-sealing and a removable ThermoPlus™ felt innerboot for warmth, comfort and protection in cold and wet winter weather.

MEN’S SOREL TIMBERWOLF LEA BOOTS
Rugged and built for subzero weather, these boots are perfect for the ultimate outdoor winter adventure.

Built for days when the only thing down is the mercury in your thermometer, the Timberwolf keeps you smiling by combining the durable construction of a waterproof work boot with toasty 400g Thinsulate® Insulation of an extreme weather pac boot. Perfect for keeping your toes cozy and dry during an active winter hike or snowshoeing, this boot is designed with built-in gaiter loops to help keep the snow out and molded snowshoe heel grips. Rated down to -40° below zero, this SOREL winter boot is about warm from the foot up.

FOR MOM

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WOMEN’S SOREL WINTER CARNIVAL WINTER BOOTS
Trendy and built for ease of use, this boot is perfect for an outdoor stroll or window shopping with the family.

The Winter Carnival™ boot features the archetypal SOREL™ look in a versatile boot. Winter Carnival™ is up for anything, be it a cold nights’ romp with the dog, a stroll through the shops, or dinner after a vigorous day on the slopes. 

WOMEN’S SOREL JOAN OF ARCTIC KNIT WINTER BOOTS
Knit for a cozy feel, these boots are perfect for the cold days of winter.

Many famous writers, filmmakers and composers have created masterpieces about Joan Of Arc, and so has Sorel. It’s time to channel your inner French hero with these warm boots, lined with a cozy knit pattern and ready to be laced up tight around the leg.

WOMEN’S SOREL TOFINO WINTER BOOTS (MATCH YOUR GIRLS!)
Fierce and full of all of SOREL’s best goods for a chilly day, these boots are perfect for a winter woman ready to rock some style – plus, you can pick up a pair for your girls to match!

A quilted waxed canvas upper with leather overlays gives the Tofino™ boot unique style while waterproof construction, a leather shell and a faux fur lining ensure that feet stay warm, dry and comfortable in cold winter conditions.

FOR THE KIDS

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GIRLS’ SOREL JOAN OF ARCTIC SNOW BOOTS
With a splash of color, filled with warm fur, these “mini-me’s” of the Joan of Arctic provide warmth and style to your daughters days outside.

Perfect for the girl who wants to be “just like mom”, this pint-sized interpretation of the luxe and cozy classic Joan of Arctic™ integrates thicker insulation to ensure small feet stay warm in chilly winter conditions. With the same great faux fur snow cuff, waterproof suede leather upper and 2.5mm bonded frost plug as the adult version, your girl will be dry and protected as she basks in these playful and pretty winter boots.

GIRLS’ SOREL TOFINO SNOW BOOTS (MATCH MOM!)
Wrapping your daughter’s feet and legs right up, these chic boots have the insulation of tough winter-wear, but the fashion of mom’s own Tofino boot.

A suede leather upper with fun patterned laces gives this boot unique style while Thinsulate™ insulation, fleece lining and a removable EVA footbed ensure that feet stay warm, dry and comfortable in cold winter conditions.

YOUTH SOREL YOOT PAC™ SNOW BOOTS
Multicolors available in stores, these boots are great for the active child, playing at recess or on the sled hill.

This waterproof boot features a PU coated leather upper and a light shell, making it great for keeping feet warm and dry without weighing you down during a long day out in the weather.

PRESCHOOL SOREL SNOW COMMANDER SNOW BOOTS
Warm and waterproof, these little boots are perfect for you child’s day in the snow.

The Snow Commander™ is an ideal all-around boot for staying warm and dry in challenging winter weather, this boot features a waterproof rubber shell, 200 grams of insulation and a pull closure at the top of the shaft to lock out the elements.

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Featured Picks for Fall and Winter from Columbia

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TURBODOWN™

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Columbia, it’s that they’re on a mission to make the highest performing and most comfortable clothing for the season. Over the summer, we experienced the cooling effect of Columbia’s revolutionary sweat activated technology. Now that it’s fall, it’s getting cooler and cooler every day, so it’s time to pack up the Omni-Freeze™and unleash TurboDown™ performance enhanced down.

The TurboDown™technology is a super-charged version of a traditional down coat. Layering the classic warmth of down with their Omni-Heat™ Thermal insulation, Columbia has harnessed a truly remarkable way of creating a barrier between your body and the blistering cold of the outdoors. To take it just one step further, Columbia has enhanced the TurboDown™ by charging the lining with their Omni-Heat™ Reflective technology. The technology the TurboDown™ provides the ultimate level of warmth and comfort for the cold winter months.

 

WHIRLIBIRD

Columbia’s fall line also includes the Whirlibird Interchange Jacket, which gives you three jackets in one! You can choose to wear the outer shell, which is waterproof, hooded and breathable or you can choose to wear the zip-in liner, which has thermal reflectivity for bonus warmth. Wear both together for jacket number three for the ultimate combination of water resistance, comfort and warmth. The versatility of this jacket makes it the ultimate choice for the fall months as we transition into cooler weather.

 

MINX OMNI-HEAT™ BOOT

There’s no need to be nervous, you can say goodbye to cold feet this winter! Columbia combines their signature Omni-Heat™ technology with the comfort and style of their Minx boot. This means your feet will continue to stay warm as you journey through the cold snow, because the reflective inner-lining will reflect the warmth of your foot back to you. The waterproof membrane of the outer boot ensures your feet will stay dry all winter long.

 

 

Trust Columbia to keep you warm this winter. Checkout this video for more information about the technology behind TurboDown™:

 

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3 Boot Styles to Love

3 Boot Styles to Love

Winter is here. What better way to ring in the season than with new boots from Scheels? Here are just a few examples of different styles and how to wear them.

Sophisticated

If you are looking for a dressier boot, a heel is a fabulous way to spice up your outfit. The Isola boot, with a gold accented heel, provides height in the heel as well as the calf, making you appear taller and more slender. Pair this boot with a fitted pant, or legging, to keep the shape of your legs. On top, this fitted Miss Me tee has a whimsical, beaded neckline under a dressier sweater keeping this look professional. Finish the look off with an oversized black leather bag to help keep you looking trim and sassy.

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Practical yet Fashionable

Perhaps you are looking for a more practical, but still fashionable winter boot. These Sorel’s are a superb option. With a boot that ends just above your ankle, and isn’t fitted, choose a more casual outfit.  Printed leggings are a fun and trendy alternative to your everyday jeans.  A black and taupe check pattern is the perfect pairing with this casual boot. A solid black blouse and a taupe scarf carry your colors up near your face, without a distracting pattern. Simple gold jewelry and a neutral leather bag help complete the ensemble.

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Fun Sized

If you prefer a shorter bootie, this pair by Blowfish is an easy day-to-day shoe. The wedge style of this bootie would look great with a boot leg pant or jean covering the top of the boot. The coloring of this booty is casual and when paired with a bootleg jean can give you a taller look. If you want to add a bit of pizazz into your outfit, this Aventura tee is a unique way to incorporate a pattern into your outfit. Top this off with a Big Buddah bag, and a darling vest, and you’re ready to go!

3 Boot Styles to Love

Photography credit: Julie Williams

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Warm Boots at the Touch of a Button

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One of the hottest items at Scheels for the 2013 Christmas season is ThermaCELL Heated Insoles.

ThermaCELL Heated Insoles are the latest innovation in outdoor comfort technology. Built to keep Jack Frost locked out of your footwear, they are engineered to keep you focused on cold-weather activity. No more continuous sets of toe exercises!

They keep your feet and toes warm in the coldest conditions, at work or play.

  • Completely wireless
  • Use embedded rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Rechargeable well over 500 times for years of use
  • Operated by remote control

Heated Insoles use state-of-the-art thermal technology with a built-in thermostat. So they get warm, but not hot, to the touch.

Insert ThermaCELL Heated Insoles into the footwear you already own. They turn almost any footwear into heated boots or shoes. These versatile insoles are…

  • Water resistant
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Customizable to most foot sizes

Beat winter and add life to your favorite pair of winter boots with the comfortable warmth of ThermaCELL.

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Boot Care 101

Whether you’re a hunter, outdoor laborer, or backwoods enthusiast, there is likely no single article of clothing you depend on more than a quality boot.

Proper maintenance and care is paramount to keeping your boots – and your feet – in prime condition.  Below are a few tips to keep your boots in tip-top shape, ready at a moment’s notice for your next adventure.

Boot Care Tips & Maintenance for Hunting and Outdoors

We’re always available to help! For more expert insight related to the fit, care, and maintenance of your boots, visit your local Scheels and ask to speak to one of our staff boot experts.

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Our Fab 5: UGG Boots

Identified as a fashion trend since the early 2000s, UGG® continues to be a popular boot brand among men and women alike. Although they are best known for their “Classic” sheepskin boots in the Australian style, UGG offers many other luxurious boot styles to accommodate the many needs of fashion lovers.

Let’s take a look at some of the latest styles available at Scheels and highlight some of our favorite features this season.

UGG Dandylion Ankle Boots UGG Dandylion Ankle Boots

Why we love it: You can go from desk to date night effortlessly in this high-heeled bootie.

UGG Darcie Boots UGG Darcie Boots

Why we love it: We’re fans of the riding boot trend and the extra details of the straps and buckles really make this boot stand out.

UGG Bailey Button Bomber Boots UGG Bailey Button Bomber Boots

Why we love it: The distressed finish gives this iconic UGG style a vintage twist while still giving you the comfort you know and love.

 UGG Esplanade Boots UGG Esplanade Boots

Why we love it: Classic black riding boot with buckled straps and antiqued metal rivets – what’s not to love?

 

 UGG Classic Cardy Boot UGG Classic Cardy Boots

Why we love it: You get two different looks with one boot: folded down or up. Perfect for your favorite pair of leggings and long cozy sweaters.

Shop these UGG styles and more in stores and online.

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