Salt Palace, Outdoor Retailer Utah
Sherpa Adventure Gear, Dansko, Redington, Bearpaw, Baffin, Pakems, Sperry Topsiders, Rider's, Birki's
Much has been written about the outdoors' oriented apparel and footwear multi-tasking as casual lifestyle pieces...or in the case of some labels like NAU, functioning as street ready clothes, too.
Some items we thought might work...
|Kipu Tee-Spring 2014 color option|
Performance wear tops-not a new category by any means---are manufactured by scores of labels. One of our female favs- in terms of cut and style-making a top we really do wear around town-is Sherpa Adventure Gear. The Kipu Tee's diagonal seams, pretty print inserts, flattering v-neck, bright color options (some available NOW)=look good, fit well and also manage to wick away sweat/UPF 30+, anti-microbial and keep us cool via a stretchy, soft IceFil® fabric...
|women's Siren Boot|
|two sole options-sticky walnut (left)-felt (right)-designed to "turn the traction ---up a notch" w/ Goat Head™ sole spikes-specifically engineered hardened stainless steel traction spikes|
|men's Super Prowler-other guy options-Elite and regular Prowlers|
The fans of the shoe brand DANSKO...which are ginormous swaths of females, everywhere, seriously-are going to be happy, happy, happy with this new Santa Fe Collection-Shayla walking shoe, pictured below---so ready to deliver in pretty color waves that guarantee all-day wear even while sitting down at a desk.
|Shayla-available 11/25/13 $130|
|grooved-durable slip-resistant outsole|
|The color options-blue nubuck w/lime green, black nubuck w/ pink-in particular ---will have ladies keeping these walking shoes on all day. sizes 36-43|
Brilliant-these amazing kicks are specialized by Alex Jimenez- an illustrator and graphic designer from Sacramento, CA-who chronicled the acclaimed 101 highway of the Left coast line...on one pair---
|local landmarks, and inhabitants|
Eye-catching-no doubt retailers were begging for these one-offs to go into production....
|coming soon-Bearpaw apparel casual separates+accessories|
|women's Packables-three colors available now-gray-Spring 2014 delivery|
|Baffin-naturally these shiny boots go with black!|
|Pakems High Top Boot-pretty cute too|
|serious padding in the footbed/midsole...and water resistant...with a rubber outsole that will last and a footbed with a message-like "be kind" OK|
Lightweight, foldable/compress-able---a real relief for wearers of ski boots, spiked heels, and just plain ole' shoes that don't fit.
In fact, when we were at the booth-a colleague from the Big Apple literally stopped in her tracks, marveling at how smart these Pakems were as a choice for Big Apple gals...who routinely swap outta shoes they can walk in---for office ready stilettos...right outside the towering skyscraper entrances alongside the banned from the inside cigarette smokers. Logjam alert.
|Pakems $12 accessory bag- cute carrying case-roomy enough for essentials.|
|$60-clog style-wear with the heels down-|
|compress and compact-after a day hiking, SUP, skiing---men's/women's-$70 high top|
|Sea Siders-$75 by the original boat shoe Sperry Topsiders|
SPERRY Top-siders Original boat shoes should be like the Webster's def...of that footwear category. How to update a handsome classic without tampering with the sacredness of the iconic shoe...this brand, owned by Wolverine-just nailed it, perfectly!!!!
Say ahoy to Sea Siders-delivering February 25th, 2014-$75.
|Spring 2014 can't come too soon for sailors wanting these breathable Sperry Topsiders for the 21st century. Terrrrrific!|
Nautically natty color options...sailors who never will hoist anything will want them too.
OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ...OLÉ...OLÉ----practice your vocals now-as World Cup fever will grow this year...and fans will don their country flag colors in support of the biggest sporting event on the planet!!!
We're sure it is practically law in Brazil (Brasil) for native companies to salute their highly ranked team. At OR-Rider sandals---flaunt their country's flag- with its trendy colorful flip-flops---called what else, duh---Brazil $20.
No ordinary flip-flops though-from the country that lives in them, Rider's take on this style feature the slim, comfy, supportive Flexpand sole with a non-stick textured upper.
BTW-recyclable and made from 30% recyclable materials-with-also- 99% of Rider's industrial waste -recycled or re-used.
Olé to that too.
AND naturally, patriotism runs rampant-we showed these Birki's (soon to be rebranded in the Birkenstock family)-last season---but now the ole' red white and blue Stars and Stripes, "Haiti" $79.95- comes in a black footbed---with all the comfortable tech know-how that'll ensure fans stay upright through the entire match. Available NOW.