|Michigan gets kicks-high tops $69.99|
…that college sports for certain schools-dominate and get school spirit and alum support BIG TIME. We def. get the notion of NCAA players in a union…the $ machines are huge.
And we thought of that when we went to a smartly planned out preview of SKICKS-ignited by a passionate junior in college--and a devoted Wolverine (University of Michigan) who secured the rights to collegiate colors and mascots/logos-for basic sneakers…high tops and low tops.
Nothing fancy production-wise really---plain ole' Chuck Taylor like canvas with rubber white outsoles, in whole sizes only (women's 5-10, Men's 7-13 no tall people versions yet though gals can wear guys' sizes)-
But the point being-the concept's execution is well done and timely,..the school colors are true, the fresh takes on mascots/logos are fun---and tonal interpretations like patterns and stripes eye-catching--- and the fact that the they are affordable for even students on loans...--at $59.99 or $69.99…now that gets an A+.
|Univ. of Wisconsin $69.99|
Hint---High Schoolers should wear to college interviews…if it aligns with their first choice.
|meow-Clemson University High tops $69.99|
|back details include stripe….|
|University of Miami low tops $59.99|
|Univ. of Miami Skicks $69.99|
|University of Cincinnati low tops $59.99 and high tops $69.99|
|Penn State Univ. low tops $59.99|
One new to us brand-Stio-out of Wyoming-makes multi-tasking lifestyle friendly jackets -tees-hoodies- that can withstand kids' active endeavors..including playtime jaunts in the snow as well as trips to winter wonderlands, anywhere.
The patterns and colors are on-trend…a must---and the techy features-including using performance fabrics…keep wearers warm when wet-in style…and make the slight premium prices worth it.
ALSO-durable and easy clean...
|STIO---plaid packable water/wind resistant jacket sports Western vibe with those pockets… and super soft tee underneath-great cobalt blue. Price ranges around $25-$139 (on sale $79) for DownTek® hooded jacket…|
Even basic merino wool base layers…get rocking' colors and style points- from performance wear specialists Helly Hansen. We wish they did this exact style- for adults too…so cute.
FYI: This company sells entire collections of footwear and apparel...
|Western style boot-with pull-on tabs…rubber outsoles are durable and grip in icy conditions|
|Velcro tops…easy on/off on a lace-up high top look…in all leather|
|plenty of fashion-y flats…with sparkly trims and sweet bows|
|outsole is made to last|
|high tops with sparkling glitter insets and ribbon laces just get exactly what girls want. Colors are spot-on too|
|not quite school-bound yet- but Clarks intros a new toddler collection...|
KIPLING is massive in Europe=a choice brand for hauling anything around. USA wise-it is gaining favor ---one reason, the color waves, patterns and artists' collaborations (see below for two examples…) are trendy and eye-catching.
|fav or a nightmare flashback…no matter-the collection is cool|
|pencil case---or for for cosmetics…this is a durable pouch…monograms add a special touch|
|the roll on luggage is over head bin size…but it will stand out on a baggage carousel too.Love the outsized zippers-in bold contrasting colors.|
|great way to perk up a wardrobe with bright tones…all sizes available...|
Kipling x Natalie Joos:
The Travel Collection by Natalie Joos /Kipling….
compact toiletry bag, a weekender shoulder bag and a trolley bag in two different sizes. Inspired by Natalie's favorite vintage colors each bag shines in a sophisticated color blocking style. In addition, Natalie Joos' crafted the Blue Joosy-refined lining -a pink palm-print and personalized white Monkey.