SANUK (Thai for "fun") is more than a 'sandals brand'-no matter the original bon mots for their best selling Sidewalk Surfer concept-with the comfy Slacker footbed- aka a 'flexible pillow for your feet...'
We admire how this company never stops re-inventing that comfort factor with style-while staying true to its laid back vibe DNA.
As always, a delightful catalogue we actually read ---with pictures by the deservedly credited, Steve Sherman.
The new newest for this Deckers Outdoors' owned label- an Instaplay footbed that kinda like running kicks, returns energy to the wearer with each step-not just cushioned support-but some spring for Spring 2014...
AND---what we see in other outdoorsy footwear collections nowadays-a narrower more fashion-y silhouette (no edges)...on trend sleek, less nutty-crunchy...and IMO more user friendly and versatile wearable.
Big Plus for Sanuk-the construction values (high)- from the outsoles to uppers- are urban terrain durable and sport details not found in other lines. There is a lot of shoe techy know how in every pair of Sanuks for sale....rendering them wearable while pounding the pavement -not just on some sandy shoreline.
Or as the company would opine-from bar to beach...to bar...
|Seeker Funk-Black Poncho|
Also available in these fun graphic and ethnic printed heavy canvas uppers-with new No Ledge profile, canvas mudguard+lining, high rebound Instaply footbed, Happy U rubber outsole.
|Vagabond Madras-classic patch print w/ frayed edge+textile lining, high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS antimicrobial additive for all day comfort. Happy U sponge rubber outsole, Vegan and Vegetarian|
|Docksteady-easy slip-on poncho boat shoe w/ canvas overlay-wear w or w/o laces, w/ No Ledge profile, high rebound Instaply footbed, Happy U rubber outsole, Vegan and Vegetarian ok!|
For gals- fun takes on colors+patterns- that are always on trend-animal, tropical, ethnic...
|Runaround Jute in Peacock Multi (l) and Fuschia Multi (r)|
|Ric Rac Row-moc toe slip-on -adorable-w/ custom ribbon applique vamp _heel detail. Soft canvas lining, high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS antimicrobial additive for all day comfort. Happy U rubber outsole, Vegan and Vegetarian.|
|sweet -Kariba animal print-boat shoe inspired upper w/ a jute wrap, soft canvas lining, high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS antimicrobial additive for all day comfort. Happy U rubber outsole, Vegan and Vegetarian.|
|Toe The Line -frayed center seam slip-on w/ jute wrap-tropical Multi-Parrots print pictured...soft canvas lining, high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS antimicrobial additive for all day comfort. Happy U rubber outsole, Vegan and Vegetarian.|
|Toe The Line-ikat and poncho prints....|
|Mosey Up-tooled floral embossed premium leather upper w/ poncho lining +looped toe post. Premium leather covered yoga mat footbed w/ arch cookie, Happy U rubber outsole|
|We love these----Yoga Sling 2-w/ footbeds made from real yoga mats w/ a sealed edge+stitch details. Assorted colors/stripes-lightweight, 2 way stretch knit fabric upper-Happy U sponge rubber outsole, Vegan+Vegetarian|
|Yoga Sling 2|
|Shore Things-Maritime synthetic strap w/ pop stripe lined thong, synthetic covered nylon webbing toe post, slim profile w/ arch cookie +high rebound Instaplay footbed, Pop striped printed Happy U rubber outsole, Vegan+Vegetarian|
|RANGE-part of the leather collection has new slim profile footbed made from natural jute inlaid yoga mat. Premium leather strap with tropical textile pop underlay+lining. Arch cookie for support +Happy U rubber outsole|
|Party Wave Tiki Sandals come in multiple color waves. Comfy rubber strap w/ logo pop, cushioned EVA footbed w/ Happy U emboss, Happy U sponge rubber outsole, Vegan+Vegetarian|
|HA HA Hey Slackers- Vago Grande -poncho strap w/ soft jersey lining+nylon toe post, drop-in jute inlay footbed w/ high rebound EVA midsole adds nice texture elements to the comfort, Happy U sponge rubber outsole, Vegan+Vegetarian|
|Captain Relaxo-synthetic leather strap w/ printed textile detail, printed textile lining w/ nylon toe post, high rebound molded EVA footbed, Happy U sponge rubber outsole, Vegan+Vegetarian|
Prices--most styles are in the $30's-high 60's range...from $24-$110.