Cool Job Series: Wildlife Conservationist


This month on our #CoolJob Series we are highlighting another career we highly respect and admire – the wildlife conservationist. Wildlife conservationists work to protect plants and animals and their habitats and can be employed by a government agency or nonprofit dedicated to preserving wildlife and the environment. A wildlife conservationist performs a wide range of duties, such as protecting endangered species, safeguarding habitats from disease and fire, making sure soil and water supplies are fresh and drinkable, and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation.

Wildlife conservationists spend a lot of time working out in the field to ensure habitats are protected so wildlife can continue to thrive there. Because they spend ample time outdoors, it’s important for them to have the right outdoor gear. Check out our featured products fit for a wildlife conservationist.

Women’s Columbia Redmond Waterproof Sneakers


Columbia’s Redmond Waterproof sneaker features Omni-Tech waterproof technology and a breathable construction to keep feet protected and comfortable in all conditions, all day long. The lightweight cushioned midsole provides a high energy return, while the aggressive outsole guarantees superior traction. Retails for $85.00.

Men’s Salomon Xa Pro 3D M+ Sneakers


Salomon’s Xa Pro 3D M+ Sneakers deliver optimum protection, comfort, breathability and a secure, comfortable fit. The anti-debris mesh and gusseted keep debris out of the shoe, while the protective rubber toe cap protects toes from bruising. This ultimate trail sneaker also features OrthoLite Sockliner, which is composed of an anti-bacterial material for reducing odor and moisture.  Retails for $129.95.

Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech II Vest


Mountain Hardwear’s Mountain Tech II Vest is a warm, weather-resistant vest ideal for a wildlife conservationist who spends most of his days outdoors. This vest is comprised of wind-, water- and abrasion-resistant AirShield fabrics. The AirShield softshell fabric on the shoulders provides extreme durability, while the membrane fleece in the body promises extreme warmth, comfort and breathability.  The Mountain Tech II also has a zippered pocket for storing an ID, keys and other valuables securely. Retails for $125.00.

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Top Running Shoes of the Season


With the beautiful, warm weather finally upon us, it’s time to get off the treadmill and enjoy a nice long run outdoors. Whether you enjoy running on backcountry trails or through city streets, protect your feet with one of the season’s top running shoes from Shopping Blitz, where you can buy the best running shoes and clothes online.

Men’s Fila Turbo Fuel Energized Sneakers

Men's Fila Turbo Fuel Energized Sneakers

Fila’s Turbo Fuel Energized Sneakers are great for running on many types of trails. This running sneaker is extremely lightweight, comfortable and flexible, so your feet will be happy and secure during the longest runs. The running shoe features 2-piece midsoles with a full-length energized rubber, flex grooves for flexibility, and lightweight synthetic overlays. The mesh accents on the side and cushioned collar provide additional breathability and support for your feet during your run.

Women’s New Balance 880V3 Running Sneakers

Women's New Balance 880V3 Running Sneakers

This women’s running shoe from New Balance provides excellent performance on both dirt and pavement. The N-durance rubber compound delivers maximum outsole durability, while the ABZORB cushioning in the midfoot provides extreme shock absorption. The shoe also contains a T-beam, which is a lightweight and flexible TPU shank engineered to provide optimum torsional stability and arch support through a unique center beam design. And, that’s not all. The mono-mesh material and blown rubber outsole provide extra breathability and comfort.

Men’s Salomon X-Tour Running Sneakers

Men's Salomon X-Tour Running Sneakers

The Salomon X-Tour Running Sneaker is an agile CityTrail shoe designed to be your first step toward a more exhilarating urban run. This running sneaker has everything you’d expect from a Salomon running shoe and so much more. In addition to the dynamic cushioning, non-marking Contragrip, injected EVA and lightweight muscle, this shoe features Sensifit technology, which works to cradle the foot and provide a precise and secure fit.  The EVA footbed delivers supreme cushioning and anatomically designed support, while the OS Tendon technology provides better rolling and soft rebound.

Women’s Salomon X-Scream Running Sneakers

Women's Salomon X-Scream Running Sneakers

Similar to the X-Tour Running Shoe, the Salomon’s X-Scream Running Sneaker is an agile CityTrail shoe that injects mountain spirit into running in an urban landscape. This shoe has tons of great features, including dynamic cushioning, non-marking Contagrip, light weight muscle, molded EVA, EVA shaped footbed, and protective TPU toe cap. It also features a tongue cover, which delivers tongue protection from mud and debris getting inside the shoe, as well as a lace pocket that provides easy storage for the Quick Fit lacing system. The Sensifit technology cradles the foot while delivering a precise and secure fit, and the Sensiflex technology supports natural foot expansion and forefoot flex while still maintaining support.

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Shopping Blitz: Travelogue 2013

Seems like everyone is trying to fit in last minute vacations lately. September is known for mild weather and cheaper prices and therefore our favorite time of year to travel! Vacation time is precious, especially for those of us in North America who try to dissolve a year’s worth of stress in one jam-packed week or extended weekend. The key to having a killer time is planning, planning, and more planning! Planning the perfect destination, excursions, budget and of course the all important packing list. Let us help with this last bit. With Shopping Blitz’s wide range of products it is your perfect one-stop shop for all things travel. Check out a few real-life ensembles our Staffers chose for their late summer/early fall jaunts! Travelogue 2013

Day At The Lake:
Sanuk Yoga Serenity Flip-Flops

Hiking Trip:
Columbia Trail Turner Shell Jacket
Salomon X Over Ltr Sneakers
Ahnu Montara Boots

Night On The Town:
Earthies Veria Too Sandals
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Strengthening Serum
Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm

Celebrate the Awesomeness That is Dad

Give Dad the gift of appreciation this Father’s Day! Whether it’s your biological Pop, a step-Dad, a father-in-law, mentor, etc the man deserves a little recognition. A well thought out gift and a day of ease is in order. A great Dad is a rare find, celebrate the one in your life!

Father's Day

1. Royal Robbins Desert Knit Polo Shirt
2. Kenneth Cole Reaction U-Turn Reversible Leather Belt
3. Life is good Epic Grill T-Shirt
4. Merrell Articulus Shorts
5. Salomon Checks Shirt
6. Royal Robbins Windjammer Jacket
7. UGG Byron Moccasins Slippers
8. Columbia Leka Hills Graphic Hoodie Shirts

Our foray into the festival world …

photo (18)This year we are entering the world of vending for music festivals. A lot of us at Shopping Blitz are die-hard music fans, long time associated with the festival scene. So we are very excited to break our cherries at the 9th annual Mountain Jam June 6-9. Our concept is the idea of a funky general store. A place to go if in the excitement you have forgotten or need to replace some key essentials, like your tent (we have all been there), sleeping bag, footwear and especially the all-important toothbrush!Hugh (17)

I say funky because well for one it’s us. And if you have ever met us in person, and we hope you do this weekend, you would know that we are nothing if not funkified! I also say funky because a lot of the products we are bringing were made to have fun in. From novelty hats, wigs and accessories we have you covered for an all out rager! Suffice it to say we are excited and nervous and ready to get up to Hunter Mountain! If you are coming we hope to see you there. If you are on fence or are hearing about the festival for the first time check out the lineup and let the music sway you!

Brands we are featuring include Life is Good, Sanuk, Havaianas, SmartWool, Violight, Oofos, Lole, Bula, Salomon, Global Vision Eyewear & more!


Hiking & Trail

Whether you’re trekking in Asia, rambling the moors of Britain, bush-walking in the Outback or thru-hiking the Appalachian trail, the love of hiking is universal. For outdoor enthusiasts like ourselves, the serenity that hiking brings is an unparalleled experience. At Shopping Blitz we believe in supporting people and their lifestyles. That means offering them the most durable, time-tested products at competitive prices. We get that weekends are sacred and what we choose to do with them is special. So let us help support your habit and get you communing with nature in the best gear available.

Take a stroll down the Road Less Traveled