Words/Images Judith Ecochard
We read in the trades how sales of Pac boots (meaning the kind with quilted/puffy uppers) have dramatically increased this year.
|Bordeaux/Grey Tartan $180|
A stat we did not visibly see played out in NYC where all winter boots got major workouts this year. From what we could see, hiking/work boots, Uggs, and Hunters dominated feet pounding the sidewalks.
It would have been more fun to see some of these new Fall/Winter MOON BOOT® the Original...in the mix.
|Blue-White Rainbow $150|
FYI: An iconic product, these Italian designed kickers come courtesy of a company launched by Giancarlo Zanatta, who was inspired by the original footwear worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts that walked the moon--- back on July 20th, 1969.
|Caviar Mid $150|
Originally made from colorful nylon uppers... Moon Boots is fashionably contemporary with new materials/color waves for Fall/Winter 2011 under the theme WINTER MONARCHY
|Vinil color combo Red-Navy $120|
---while keeping true to its original round toe profile and ergonomic, comfy fit.
Shearling, oiled leather, suede, shiny varnish and quilty PUs, nylon, and polyester in stylish fabrics...
In varying heights including mid and shorty.
PLUS: Jr and Mini Nylon versions...cute.
TECNICA also has boots and new performance winter tough lifestyle sneakers blessed with the combo of technically pumped up materials and constructions---with serious helpings of European chic.
|No Stop II Mid TCY $125|
|Bo Stop II Moc TCY $115|
|No Stop II Low TCY $110|
We prefer fur on its original sources...but noticed Tecnica has signature mountain boots "La Collezione" ($240-$500) for après ski with a lot of shag to it.
The Town & Country collection are well done---with waterproof Gore-Tex® or cozy fleece combined with the brand's proprietary TecniTherm insulation that can handle anything winter can dish out.
|Juliette High Zip $150|
For men and women there are also lace-ups and pull-ons with comfy EVA midsoles, special footbeds, durable TechniGrip outer rubber soles, and various linings of synthetic wools, leather, Gore-Tex´ TechTherm Insulation---
|Juliette High $125|
|Patchwork High $170|
|Patchwork Mid $140|
|Cyclone Thermic GTX® $150|
AND: Winter adventure/high performance footwear in the new TRS Shoe---made for easy heel-to-toe propulsion with sock absorption---all in a waterproof warm construction that will take wearers from the mountain city.
Snow style that lasts--- at approachable prices. ($125-$220)