Tuesday, April 23, 2013



Our go to ankle boots we wear when wanting the height, to look stylish---and when we know we're going to be on our feet all day---that includes hauling it up/down subways steps (read-stabile)...are Kork-Ease Marlo boots...

MARLO Boots $255
Founded back in 1953-in Brooklyn-now the hip borough---with the iconic lightweight original cork wedge sandal---Kork-ease is poised to be the hip shoe brand for heel lovers who need to be mobile.

autumnal tones including nice blue---polished full grain leather ---Harper $175

solid leather, pull-on tabs...mid calf boot
slim, trim-elegant-in black

There are a slew of new styles for Fall 2013---including mules, boots, clogs with stylish twists, lace-ups  oxfords, and knee high boots-all in rich leathers great neutral tones, and spongy/springy insoles that pass the urban test. Plus---luxe leathers include wrapped heels---something we usually only see in higher priced shoes.
Paulette $195 adjustable ankle strap, full grain leather

pretty pumps-love the peacock shade of blue...

ankle straps on boots-similar to Marlo...nice ---the upper opening cut so you don't have to struggle to tuck in legging/skinny jeans

smooth and grain leather options

slight curve at opening...flattering as it subtle lengthen leg

chunky heel---just short of being a wedge-in menswear inspired tie shoe Olive $160

ankle boots---nice finishes Contemporary western-full grain leather Michelle $185

wedge western style leather boots...Shawna $295

Kork-Ease take on a Chelsea boot-back tan, side zip...elasticized side tabs at top---easy on/off=a classic

DIXIE-$170-left---autumnal leather colors on wedge sandals

breathable leather lining...

some studs on a flat---closed toe option for those coveting Kork-Ease comfort


Fall 2013 take on a clog-chunky outsoles, stud details, back ankle strap for secure fit...

H.H. Brown's Vintage Shoe Company collection for men and women---is a hand crafted Martinsburg, PA (MADE IN THE USA!!!!)... brand with a whole lotta respect for its late 19th-20th centuries' heritage- with four iconic styles...PLUS.

with tread outsole by industry leader Vibram®

chelsea pull-ons

breathable leather lining
Made in the USA...the average Vintage shoe boasts 1000 individual stitches... and as we learned---a lot of hand, time consuming processes go into each kick.

suede/leather oxfords-with classic hand done perforations

instant classic-Scotty loafers-harness leather or suede upper

LOVE!!!! Jump Boot originals...for modern times

nathaniel-lace-up kicks...Jump Boot-harness leather upper

cap toe, broguing details, lace-up great secure fit

rubber lug sole

Women's take on the original Jump Boot (Molly)-narrower profile---feminine style with a lot of grit.
back details...

Roper boot style-suede licks---for cowgirls in spirit

Goodyear welt construction

Harness ring boots-two heights--tapered engineer stove pipe leg...

women's oxfords-suede or leather-brogue details, Goodyear welt construction, leather lining...stylish cap toes.

Cute---lush soft suede or leather uppers...classic style with a surprise back detail
sweet touch-back lace-up detail 


Another heritage brand---this time dating back to 1758 (!)...WALK-OVER shoes has a slogan "made to a standard, not to a price..."---that still lives on via business and casual shoes.

Solid leather ---brass eyelets-lace up boot with bit of fringe trim, Goodyear Welt construction, 
What's new- the outsoles and more boot styles to join the already popular derbys, chukkas, and loafers.

KELSO-$379 Leather upper and lining, Goodyear Welt construction, Vibram non-slip outsole

Vibram outsole...

great---new pull on Men's  boots in rugged leather/suede...handsome-with Goodyear Welt construction, lugged outsole...

Saddles-suede with full grain leather, Goodyear Welt construction, cushioned leather footbed and calfskin lining $269, some versions available now