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Quarks Teams Up With Winnipeg Goldeyes To Donate Footwear

Quarks & Urban Trail, in partnership with Skechers and the Winnipeg Goldeyes are proud to announce the launch of their new program Quarks Cares, an initiative encouraging Winnipeg Goldeyes fans to collect and donate footwear to those in need in Winnipeg.  Read more about the local initiative.

Spring Sole Mates Contest - Now Closed

Step into spring with new shoes for you & a friend! Our Spring Sole Mates contest is on now. We’re giving away two pairs of shoes on our Facebook page every weekday starting April 18th through to April 26th! Find out how to enter.

Enter To Win: Q's Clues Giveaway! - Now Closed.

We're giving away 16 pairs of shoes from Tuesday, September 21st to Wednesday, September 30th but you're gonna have to put on your sleuthing hat in order to get your hands on a pair or two. Find out how to enter. 

New Contest: Win Shoes For You & A Friend! - Now Closed.

Step into spring with new shoes for you & a friend! We’re giving away two pairs of shoes on our Facebook page every other day from April 13th to April 27th! 

Fall Favourite: Manitobah Mukluks

Mukluks originally became popular back in the day amongst fur traders who were navigating the Canadian terrain. More recently, Mukluks really began to take off when  a  number of Hollywood stars were photographed wearing them, beginning what became a global infatuation with the brand.

Fall Favourite: Keen Footwear

Brand: Keen Footwear

The first Keen shoe invented was a sandal designed to protect the toes. Throughout the years, the Keen brand has placed a strong focus on innovation by continuing to introduce original ideas in footwear products and finding product solutions for life's everyday needs. 

Why We Love Keen

Keen believes in having good quality footwear that will last and allow their customers to play and enjoy the fresh air. In addition to dependable products, they also believe in giving back to the global community. Through their Hybrid.Care program, Keen partners with organizations whose vision they share and through which they can give back.

Key Features

Keen.Warm: A lightweight insulation that keeps you warm. Made from charcoal bamboo, Keen.warm is a lightweight, [...] Read more

Fall Favourite: Palladium

Brand: Palladium

Palladium was founded in 1920, originating as a tire manufacturer for a majority of the aviation industry in Europe. After World War II, aircraft manufacturing came screeching to a halt, and the demand for tires decreased dramatically. Palladium decided to open a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, to start producing footwear that was as hard wearing as their tires.

 

Why We Love Palladium

Combining over 60 years of authenticity with modern manufacturing, premium materials and cutting edge styling, Palladium boots are perfect to help you explore any type of environment.

 

Key Features

Palladium Canvas: Palladium uses the finest 100% cotton canvas when manufacturing. Before patterns are cut, the bolts of canvas are stonewashed to ensure a luxury vintage [...] Read more

Kickoff to Fall: Our Grand Prize Giveaway


Brand: The North Face

 

The North Face is the first choice for many of the world’s most advanced outdoor athletes, helping explorers reach boundless and untouched corners of the globe with their innovative technology and extensive line of apparel, footwear and equipment.

 

Why We Love The North Face

Only a brand that is named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain is one that can help us to endure our harsh Canadian weather. The brand is built on designing products of unrivalled performance, allowing people to withstand the elements in comfort.

In addition to innovating world class performance gear, The North Face shares their passion for the outdoors by supporting the next generation of explorers through funding for non-profit organizations [...] Read more

Kickoff To Fall Sweepstakes

Quarks Presents:

Enter to win great prizes from now until September 22nd!

Sandal season is coming to an end, so it’s time to kick off those flip flops and get ready for all the exciting Fall styles. From tall boots, short boots, riding boots and booties to loafers, slip ons and ballerina flats; enter our contest for your chance to win a pair from some of our favourite brands.

The countdown to fall has begun and we will be giving away a prize a day!

Head to our Facebook page from September 2nd to the 22nd and enter to win 1 of 20 prizes with a $600 North Face gift card grand prize! Share with your friends and receive additional ballots!

For contest rules, click here.

Quarks and Bobs Give 3000 Pairs of Shoes to Youth in Need!

A Charity Event Like No Other Hits Winnipeg

BOBS by Skechers is a unique charitable program where Skechers donates a new pair of shoes to a child in need with every purchase of BOBS. To date, Skechers has donated over 6 million pairs of shoes! Wow, right? We here at Quarks were thrilled and absolutely honored to be part of the first Canadian Skechers BOBS charity event!

The Event

On Saturday, May 31 the Quarks team partnered up with Skechers and CanU, an inner-city youth mentoring program, to provide 3000 pairs of Skechers BOBS shoes to Winnipeg youth in need.

Thousands of kids, along side their parents headed down to Winnipeg’s Central Park to receive a pair of BOBS by Skechers. The line, although large, proved to be no issue as Buzz, Boomer [...] Read more

Spring Favourites from Quarks: Clarks

For many, the thought of Clarks provoke the idea of comfort and durability, however, Clarks has been wowing us with trendy little numbers over the past few years. Coupled with Clarks’ classic comfort factor, Clarks is becoming the go-to brand for high-fashion, on trend shoes that are fit for spring.

Why We Love Clarks

Clarks has a history, and a rather fine one at that! The Clarks brand, started by two brothers, was developed in 1825 with the introduction of the sheepskin slipper. With almost 190 years of designing, testing and developing shoes, we definitely feel comfortable putting our feet in their “hands”...or shoes.

Key Features

High Fashion and Comfort

Is this combination even possible? After putting on a Clarks shoe, you’ll quickly realize the answer to that [...] Read more

Spring Favourites from Quarks: Teva

With summer around the corner, we’re taking a look at one of our favourite sandal brands: Teva. If you’re looking for that comfortable, sturdy sandal for hiking, playing with the kids or a trip to the beach, Teva has you covered.

Why We Love Them

Teva takes comfort and design very seriously. Significant research is conducted to ensure the shoe or sandal you are buying is developed specifically to suit your every need. Every product is designed with a unique purpose and user in mind. Rounded heels, grippy rubber soles and unique support systems are not only there for look, but rather function.

Teva is the ultimate designer when it comes to pairing look and functionality and they’ve done a great job at understanding their consumer. Offering hundreds of features for [...] Read more

Spring Favourites from Quarks: Skechers

The weather may have some catching up to do, but we are all about spring! The snow is melting, birds are chirping and we can finally get outdoors and start enjoying the fresh air!

If you’re thinking of updating your wardrobe with the change of seasons, stay tuned! We’ll be highlighting a few of our must-haves throughout the month of April to help you get the jump on spring!

The warm weather is almost here and what better way is there to get inspired than with some new footwear. With that, let’s step into spring with one of our favourite walking shoes; Skechers.

Skechers: Why We Love Them

When it comes to working out and staying fit, it’s EASY with Skechers. You can always count on Skechers for the newest styles, designs and colours and this season is no [...] Read more

Spring Share it & Wear it Contest

We want to help you get ready for spring with the Quarks Spring Share it and Wear it Contest! Visit Quarks on Facebook and QuarkStyle on Pinterest to share your favorite footwear and enter for your chance to win 1 of 3 awesome prize packages that include the top selling spring brands and styles.

The contest will last for 3 weeks with one giveaway per week, starting Monday April 7th and ending Friday April 25th. Draws will take place on the following dates:

3rd place prize: Monday, April 14th, 2014

2nd place prize: Monday, April 21st, 2014

1st place prize: Monday, April 28th, 2014

The contest is hosted through Woobox on the Quarks Facebook page and will also feature 20-25 brands and specific styles that will be pinned to Pinterest. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Visit: [...] Read more

30 Days of Giveaways: Ugg

30 Days of Giveaways

Brand: UGG

 

Don’t miss your chance to win your dream pair of Ugg boots! As you may have guessed, our Giveaway Feature Prize today is brought to you by Ugg.

Ugg is the familiar brand that originated on the sandy shores of Australia’s surfing paradise and made its way to North America. From surfers to supermodels, today people everywhere don Ugg boots and shoes in all seasons. The unbelievably comfortable sheepskin boots have been unleashed and raised to legendary status. The passion behind the Ugg brand is evident in every shoe and boot, symbolizing a laid-back, active lifestyle.

BONUS ENTRIES: To earn (3) bonus entries into the UGG Giveaway:
Leave a comment directly below (not on Facebook) and LINK to your favorite pair of UGGs