Monday, May 5, 2014

SANUK- 2014 'They're Not Shoes' Footwear-Men/Women


Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Analyzers of the trends can be late to the game or off- when it comes to 'discovering' (ha)…a Millennial mark of distinction-(the massive generation set to pay off their college debt and buy buy buy). Like sandals...which in reality-is an established MO of shoe wearing types since----ancient Greece.

NAMELY "they're not shoes"-comfy, practical, affordable (though we can't vouch for BC times)…and in the case of SANUK's footwear-crafted with healthy 'rude…accompanied by terrific graphics ---shared with the world through the brand's marketing campaign/social media pages.

Yoga Sling-outsoles of Happy U sponge rubber= like "t-shirts for your feet" -vegan friendly available now $36-$38
(More) Highlights for Spring 2014


Just like cocktail hour---there's always a spot or a million spots on plant Earth-where the amazing comfy Yoga Sling Collection can be worn ---AND the cushioning= real recycled yoga mats as footbeds.
Yoga Sling 2 Pints
Solids and animal prints Yoga Slinger thongs-wear with cut-offs or fancier dresses.


Yoga Slinger $34-$36
Raindance-synthetic leather strap w/ textile vamp and beaded embroidery detail, High rebound Instaplay footbed, Happy U Flower Power TPR outsole Vegan friendly

Maritine-with pop stripe lining-slim profile with arch cookie+high rebound Instaplay footbed, Happy U rubber outsole-vegan friendly







































Men's On right-Block Party w/ arch cookie in the Instaplay outsole, middle+left-Beer Cozy Light-synthetic strap w/ soft jersey lining, new slim profile-footbeds are yoga mat with arch cookie for added comfort. All with Happy U outsoles-vegan friendly
those custom  tie dye slip-ons=Real Issacs-are Fall 2014 for guys-New no-ledge profile and Instaplay footbed, HappyU outsole, vegan friendly




Seeing Stars for guys-comfy rubber strap w/ textile inlay, star printed canvas covered footbed, Happy U sponge rubber outsole, vegan friednly
ALSO SEE SANUK SPRING 2014 review- for more styles

HIGHLIGHTS-for Fall 2014

As with Sanuk's earlier selections-Instaplay energy returning footbeds join the sink into yoga mat ones with new uppers, slimmer Thinovation™ profiles, and linings with AEGIS anti-microbial additive-for comfy wearing without socks…as well as treads on the Happy U outsoles-make these 'sandals' real options for colder climates without suffering freezing toes. As always-with SANUK- there are plenty of  stylish vegan and/or vegetarian options too.

Cool temps-handled via some cute cute cute options ---especially-with western fringes that decorate easy slip-on chukka boot styles and flat moccasins. Slimmer silhouettes-feminine=SKINNIES.
Honey Bee-in Chestnut-suede slip-on ankle booties with  custom arrow print shaft/lining, suede mudguard, back lace detail, high rebound, molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole
Shy Anne-suede kilty moc=same custom arrow print canvas vamp+lining, suede mudguard,, back lace detail, high rebound, molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole
Juniper Stone custom Santa Fe print textile chukka w/ suede mudguard, soft canvas lining,  high rebound molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additives, Happy U rubber outsole




like the fold down collar-waxed twill slip-on bootie with fold down shaft+custom Santa zfe print lining, waxed twill mudguard, wrap lace detail w/ custom bead, high rebound molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole,Vegan friendly

durable outsoles---
Lace overlays---in classic neutral and bold ceris pink-year round wear-also in black.
Moc toe overlay canvas slip-on w/ lace vamp+custom floral print canvas lining, high rebound molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole,Vegan friendly
nice ribbon detail on the heel-


Runaround Rosie-join animal print versions of this jute wrapped easy slip-on, laceless plimsole w/ center gore+crotchet toe cap. Lot of details here-canvas lined, and high rebound molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole,Vegan friendly-lot of hand furnished looking details. Impressive.

Zumara-moc slip-on with custom appliqué vamp and heel detail great addition to the solid tone Tailspin versions. Soft canvas lining, high rebound molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole,Vegan friendly


note to self-get a pair-ahhh moments with super cozy Chill Meltaway-fuzzy textile slip-on with faux shearling lining. High rebound molded premium EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole, +Vegan friendly. Guys get a version too…Vagabond Chill w/ canvas upper w/ frayed edges




MEN'S-DETOURS -with custom star print lining, no ledge profiles, high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsoles..2nd from right Randolph slip-on w/ broadcloth textile upper, Mortimer-right broadcloth in textile boatshoe-w/ canvas overlay-wear without laces--two on the left-Bisque-easy slip-on jute textile boatshoe with contrast overlay+waxed cotton laces strictly optional

the boatshoe-has lace detail all the way around

Schooner Dean -higher boat shoe slip-on style mid with corduroy overlay, wool collar+canvas lining, waxed cotton laces-optional, super soft, high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-mocrobial additive, Happy U rubber outsole-vegetarian option. Nice mix-up of textures-ease of flip-flops

Yacht Baio-no ledge profile-slim slip-on textile boat shoe with primo full grain leather collar and eye stay-can be worn w/o laces. Soft canvas upper lining with leather lined heel and rubber wrap-moisture wicking and weather tough details. Trend on-with white rubber outsole wrap and wool tweedy mix... upper-high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive
Casa Deluxe-also in black and lighter brown-is work friendly too probably pull this off while wearing a suit----premium full grain leather upper with soft canvas lining, leather lined heel, rubber wrap and Happy U rubber outsole, w/ high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive






camo always on trend---warm textile for guys--Vagabonds-Rounder Peacoat -no ledge slimmer profile-wool upper+mud guard, polar fleece lining, w/ high rebound molded EVA footbed w/ AEGIS anti-microbial additive, Happy U rubber outsole, vegetarian friendly
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