Monday, March 15, 2010

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK SPRING & FALL 2010



FFANY, Sixth Avenue  FEB 2010

NYC

Words/ Images Judith Ecochard/LYRAMAG.com

Moorpark-perforated leather sneaks...in black, pale blue, sandstone, wheat













Like Olympic athletes who start competing in their tweener years, it’s the second round of the Games for them---- four years later--- where they medal Gold.
BEAUFORT-leather new colors mint, orange, and tobacco

















We feel that way about the casual lifestyle kickers by OFF THE BEATEN TRACK…







































































































































A zipped leather Wedge boot...curved top and the buckle detail bumps it up from nutty crunchy basic to urban slick.












Walkable/wearable---bootie wedge with graduated tones...



---not a brand new collection, but definitely hitting its stride this season…and for Fall---with new menswear peds--- that should be retail ready by early summer.

We’ve covered OTBT before…so certain details are the same (a good thing).
For Fall...















For example---primo materials, 
































































































































Love this boot lace-up that should be in stock by June.






















...comfortable footbeds---leather over springy cork with anti-fungal properties, versatile styles with extras like contrast stitching, tough metal hardware over soft piable uppers, a hip logo… and shoes named after American locales off the often track. HEY!

For Spring…available now on…wedges are big…we like how the embossed thick straps angles on the thick soles.
Buckeye - leather in Chestnut, Old Gold












Gladiator inspired buckled sandals, multi-straps,  lace ups. So chic...and look great on the feet.
Whittier-leather in Black, Khaki, Butterscotch, King Blue













Summer booties (peep toe) and boots are a major Spring thing.
Murphys -leather-- Blue, Chocolate, Red, Black, Antracite...an Ed. favorite.
























Lug soles and laceups---mixed leather dyes, contrast stitching.
Great with shorts, leggings, minis, skinny jeans---cool.











Shearling Cuff on laceups
















BACKSTORY:
The line is designed by the Venice, Italy based maestro Maurizio Celin, a veteran shoe designer with big brands brands…including Nine West, Renée Lezard, Sergio Rossi, Santoni, Enzo Angiolini and Franco Sarto. 


 Our top pick...lace up suede TRENTON 


Widely available online including   MUST HAVE SHOES


















Fold over tops...for a different look...