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Showing posts from May, 2013

Salomon Footwear Fall/Winter 2013/2014-Hiking/Trail Running/Recovery/Shoes/Boots

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Salomon performance footwear gets a lot of reader interest---AND as for very decent in-line prices-there's a whole lot of proprietary know-how that goes into each style of this French brand's offerings.

I.E.- in different models-some of what's on board---including Endofit™-Salomon's exclusive tech-assures a glove like, internal fit sleeve, designed to hug forefoot and improve ground feedback, lower heel drops for midfoot strikers, outsoles with Contragrip®--LT (lightweight) and HA high abrasion-for lightweight, durable traction,  patented traction system via alternating lugs for different grips- on mud via alternating lugs larger lugs---and dry surfaces with smaller ones-and not weigh a ton andnot freeze up in icy cold-and not frazzle-out in heat either, strategically placed Profeel Film in forefoot part for flex/efficiency, Climashield™-waterproof without the clammy feel, 2 layer midsoles for balance between cushioning and stability---combined with…

CHAOS HATS Fall/Winter 2013/14

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Warmer, more functional, eco-aware and on trend good looks-themes of headwear for the upcoming colder temps.

With what seems like 1000s of skus displayed in their exhibit space-CHAOS/CTR hats, gloves/liners and scarves/necktubes, and balaclavas cover the globe---especially given their huge presence undercover- as the manufacturer of chapeaus for other big/small name brands.


Merchandising wise-Chaos is offering protective head/scarf/gloves in matchy-match materials and color waves...range from $20.99 on up...

Beanies (fitted/slouchy), beanies with earflaps, beanies with visors, aviators ---and cadet hats etc-acrylics knits in assorted colors, patterns and stitches---very impressive the array of offerings.

Hats make a whimsical statement---and really pop against winter's white snow---

ZAMBERLAN FALL 2013 Hiking/Trekking/Casual Boots

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

When we read about all the adventurers (and their Sherpa guides) that scaled the word's highest peaks -decades ago, what amazes us the most- is the fact that they did it with the footwear they had on. Even our hiking experiences have evolved greatly---over the past five years...with advances in comfort, fit and lighter weight kicks that are just as tough (and stable)...but much easier to wear.

We wrote up Zamberlan's Spring 2013 hiking boots-at that time-ALL new to us as a brand owned by 3rd generation Italian the biz since 1929.

What we said then about the top-of-the heap construction values--- that distinguishes these boots from lesser priced competitors...

There's an abundance of tech features in each pair Zamberlan footwear--including task, anatomical and gender specific lasts and something called Foot Wrapping System- that shapes the upper (one piece of leather)-with special patented moulds. padded collar uppers, heel and toe cups with …