Tuesday, October 22, 2013

RIDER + VIONIC Performance, Recovery, Fashion Sandals +Footwear Fall 2013/S/S 2014

Cloud-"comfort personified!" super soft Dry Foam insole, Flexpand outsole for support, soft fabric toe-

Outdoor Retailer/SLC-NYC

Men's and women's styles of flip flops have certainly evolved over the years. Now made of materials produced into therapeutic footwear boasting of meaningful cushioning and all day comfort, with splashy colors/prints and combo-s ...available for year round wear on the sand-or land.
Island V- EVA insole+Flexpand outsole-after sport recovery

Dunas VI -trendy take on classic Rider look-synthetic leather, Quick Dry upper, cushioned EVA footbed, special thong loop system _soft toe piece for better comfy fit.

Dunas V-cross strap w/ Dry Foam insole/Flexpand outsole
Rider-was a new label for us...hailing from Brazil (since 1986)-a country famous for its summery footwear -perfect-for a culture that epitomizes outdoor lifestyle.

This company-has a large sandal line with the styles pictured all available in multiple color waves.

PLUS...all styles are recyclable-and--with cushioning/massaging/contoured Dry Foam or EVA insoles and PVC Flexpand outsoles made of 'zillions" of micro-air chambers that give Rider's flexibility, a lightweight "ride' and durability.

And sandals that last are an eco too.

Island V with an updated EVA insole, Flexpand outsole, easy wear flip flop
After sport recovery worthy-is a growing segment of the footwear market. It does make a difference-we wear the Key V slide ourselves-with socks-for all day comfort. Since there are no half sizes-we go lower for wear without socks...
Glamour IV-feminine style-flexible jelly strap-floral patterned insole. Cute

Insight II-a sporty ballerina 'flat' w/ textured EVA insole, reinforced toe+heel for durability and adjustable cross strap---travel shoe that even folds flat.

More cushioning than a typically ballet flat...more durable too!

Zen II-similar to the above-easy slip-on for everyday

Surf Sandal V-Dry Foam Plus insole, dual adjustable strap

R1 III-have some Brazil underfoot-two tone injected upper-inner touch technology-in white/pink/black and white/pink too. NICE.
Men's---typically guys do not put up with any discomfort foot wise-and with Rider's handsome details like leather accents, nautical stripes---are meshed seamlessly with the über comfort and functionality of slides, thongs and water sandals.
great style-Rimini Tong-boater alert-Instant Dry technology on board that wicks away moisture plus soft footbed
Rimini color options-a slide version w/ adjustable upper available too




Classic-synthetic leather upper-Dunas II-EVA insole, soft fabric toe

Dunas Slide-synthetic leather upper, soft, waffled texture EVA insole

Dunas Slide color options

Cape VII after swim thong sandal Flexpand outsole, textured EVA insole-flexible and water tough

can see how comfy these are-M2 after sport-flexible insole, arch support soft felt lined upper-encapsulated Reflexology Massage technology.

Siphon -right two after sport w/ well defined arch, over sized heel pad and toe bar, felt lined upper-and after sport Arena-three on right-waterproof, molded for comfort



kids too-Arena special molded upper, heel strike pad
grippy, durable outsoles---airy too...
Relay IV-after sport slide w/ soft EVA insole, Archfit technology supports with air flow easy to keep wearer's cool. 

RIDER-priced-$19-$48


London Hotel, NYC

We missed Vionic™ footwear's offerings at the most recent OR tradeshow-but got the chance to see the collection recently at a NYC media event....complete with Exhale Spa's expert massagers ready to work shoulder knots out. THANKS!


Vionic™ the brand is part of a family of brands...and  is a rebrand in a way-of the Orthaheel® label founded by podiatrist Phil Vasyli-as an affordable answer to expensive orthotics---in a complete package of footwear- in styles one would actually want to wear...even the pain free amongst us!!!!



















Certainly that's what we felt-the second we tried on the Olivia Ballet flat...($89.95, $119.95-leather version). A revelation-with the Tri Planar Motion Control technology enabled footbed that ensures proper alignment-from head to toe-providing stability and support.


For Spring 2014-adorable wedges- on a flexible, lightweight rubber outsole with feminine, on trend, mixed material uppers...and multi strap and thong style sandals- with contemporary trim details.

City sophistication as well as casual styles.

chain detail adds sophisticated polish on leather strap thong on corkbed insole




We were impressed.
Microfiber or suede footbeds are moisture wicking...




metatarsal raise in footbed for comfort, natural cork wedge

water worthy-beach to bar selection
kaleidoscopic dots graphic design, fun colors waves on this summer staple
Olivia Ballet Flat-leather uppers, breathable lining, cute bow trim, durable spring rubber outsole-we wear with a basic black leggings, T top uniform. Heel is cupped in a way...supportive and with energy return t hat helps when one walks all day.
thongs-with metallic leather, soft toe post, black mid-outsoles-that give wearer some height

3 big trends=snake embossed, metallics and chain details-leather uppers 
multi strap adjusts two ways for a perfect fit

Men's collection was impressive also---and more work appropriate selections-though women will get their share in the Fall 2014 looks (we saw prototypes of pumps, booties!!!).

Guys however -get handsome kicks sooner-with lace-up oxfords, -as well as canvas slip-ons, boat shoes and trainer styles.




perforated details-leather oxford

derby and monk strap...

leather outsoles with rubber pods for durability, stability and support...what we see in high end brands of dress shoes!





removable Vionic-Orthaheel footbed---can be used with other shoes too.

arch support

yes---lots of patents. Designed to prevent over pronation
founder-Phil Vasyli and Chris T Gallagher, CEO