Saturday, October 25, 2014

COOL TRENDS-Outdoor Retailer SS15 STAND-UP PB'S+WATER SHOES-Sperry,Rider, Chaco


Part 13
Beer, lobster rolls, and shoes-Sperry Top-Siders' genius (appreciated) promo effort on demo-day.
Stand-up paddle boards dominated the watery means of fast faster transportation-with a few kayakers- to the ginormously popular SPERRY TOP-SIDER party boat---with the all-around ones good for beginners and transporting dogs/gear/kids, sturdy and lightweight inflatables, and spirited surf ready racers-all getting targeted demo rides to THE one very popular spot in the middle of Pineview Reservoir.
on right Pt Breeze Oxford retro running style -very breakable w/ great arch support + traction $90, left-stylish cute Pt Breeze Skimmer $90-nylon +mesh uppers+lining-dries FAST. Like the toe bump added protection

A follow-up appointment at the Salt Palace -showed off wet worthy shoes that not only work on boats' wooden-fiberglass decks of party boats-and the splashy SUPs+kayaks that want to get there (Adaptive Wave Siping™ that disperses water)…but also on paved urban by-ways and carpeted/matted surfaces of fitness centers-thanks to terrific cushioning (EVA molded footbeds), moisture wicking designs/properties-water  resistant linings and shock absorbing and sensory-stability enhancing outsoles via the brand's SON-R Technology™unique outsole=midsole design plus ASV Technology in the heel that absorbs vibrations…
Pt Breeze Sport-pretty Angel Blue $90-the compression molded EVA footbed is removable-elastic straps provides secure fit-streamline feminine design is adorable-for water sports or hanging out

H2O Escape Bungee $90-Violet Storm, Bluebird, Hot Coral (left-right)-in a kayak or on a rocky terrain…adjustable bungee cord makes for ez on-off-PLUS…women's weigh 5.6oz-men's -pictured below-7.7oz
H2O Escape Bungee $90-
Adaptive Wave Siping™and ASV Technology™ in the heel absorbs vibrations+reduces shock
Perforated footbeds work together w/ internal water channels-drainage par excellence

drainage -outsoles+ breathable uppers for quick drying
SON-R™ Flex Slip-ONs in fun colors $75
NIFTY SON-R Flex Technology outsole-with patented Adaptive Wave Siping™=comfy, great grip-footbed with individual chambers-cushioning pods (like) is removable

bend it like…travel shoes too

VOYAGER SANDAL -has active types who are boaters,  multi-sporters and/or fishing bound-properly shod…removable full length compression molded EVA footbed maximizes comfort, adjustable bungee=great fit, ez on/off-7.5oz $100 

VOYAGER SANDAL Adaptive Wave Siping™and ASV Technology™ in the heel absorbs vibrations+reduces shock
DELIVERIES-ETA Jan. 25th, 2015
Went on for a few hours…always with a crowd…DUH

no aching sweaty backs while canoeing thanks to lightweight+durable  TRAVELCHAIR®

REI-has some rather cool graphics and prints in performance wear for the water bound including UPF 50+ sun blocking rash guard tops and hoodies of nylon/spandex --moisture wicking&four-way stretch paired with quick drying board+water shorts- UPF 50+ sun blocking- chafe free seam design with adjustable waistbands.
Men's NEXT-speckled multi-color outsole -waterproof synthetic upper with woven nylon lining+extra soft fabric divider-non irritating and non-clammy. Unique 3D insole+stitched arch insert accent. Other color options too.
Think ordinary flip flops will do-not a chance…once wearing a pair of Brazil designed RIDER SANDALS. Post work-out recovery-or every day, these 100% recyclable slides and sandals are so comfy-and smartly thought out-design will never go back to any ole' thong, ever.
Plus: outsoles are durable---not just regulated to sandy beach wear.
The Massage Sandal-in grey/green-with felt lined adjustable upper and a Flexpand sole.

EVA waffle insole of Massage III is formulated in this wavy waffle texture both horizontal+vertical for massaging feel each step +every point of your foot.
CLOUD II women's in black/pink features a soft Dry Eco Foam insole and an ultra-soft fabric toe divider that is comfortable and won't soak up water like some flip flops. Synthetic upper is quick drink featuring multi-colored graphics and cushioned fabric lining.
PAU HANA supplied the SUP boards-but not the balance-these ladies got it going-in a way most people can't even/ever do- on dry land. VERY IMPRESSIVE.
New 10' Lotus Yoga Board designed by Todd Caranto-neat shape made for stability and balance-there's even an interchangeable yoga pad as well as the PAU HANA system for attaching accessories-including petal bands that can attach all the boards to look like leaf of a lotus tree. Pretty nifty-and of course attach drink holders too. Nocqua ready to attach Nocqua lights underneath. 23lbs, single fin

Not into yoga-zen out with cute dogs-and de-stress with benefit of slurpey kisses too.

There are lots of reasons to attend Demo Day-we got a slew of them---including meeting happy people!
check-in…airlines should take notes...
Kiersten-Jonathan Paul Fitovers Eyewear

AHOY-Jolly Roger Kayak
at the first stomach grumble we make a beeline for ProBar for meal replacement treats that are non-GMO

Awesome-two guys that can grill stuff we'd want to eat-at Primus-Matt Eels and IN THE WILD Chef/Cookbook author Steve Weston

showing off arts' crafts project-Janice Belson+Alina Frausto from Medicines Global--- (and a friend)---a non-profit dedicated to inspiring adventure travelers to give back to the far flung places they visited by delivering basic first aid supplies to medical centers +remote community run health posts
CHACO's signature webbing straps- lend a hand ---with wrist wraps-benefiting The Outdoor Foundation

AND shows off some new styles for river rafting and other watery pursuits -and some closed toe options worthy of trail bound adventures…AND all with the CHACO LUVSEAT™ footbed certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association

OutCross Evo Collection Men's-Women's($100-$115) rugged and comfy-with microfoam layer atop the PU LUVSEAT™footbed + nylon shank for support-atop 3.5mm lugs molded siped tread designed outsole that grip on wet/dry terrain.

OUTCROSS EVO 1-breathable mesh upper+jacquard webbing
EcoTread outsole is made up of 25% recycled rubber...

women's OutCross EVO 2 comes in great colors that show off the signature webbing

we like the ez on off bungee with a great secure fit on all parts of the foot-in Fiesta

we have a tendency wear a lot of shoe styles-like this…heel down

OutCross EVO Mary Jane $100-cute!

OutCross EVO 3 $115 tough enough for a trail hiking too

eight fun color waves-KIDS too---with same great comfort, support and easy on/off $55



The new CHILL COLLECTION ($80-$110)-not water shoes technically speaking-but we'd wear these around anywhere! Style for guys/gals have  premium leather uppers, breathable pigskin lined straps, and handcrafted leather top sheet over the cushioned slim PU LUVSEAT™
DORRA-Dark Earth
Z/Volv ($100) and the Classic Z's ($105)-new and signature sport styles -the former with super athletic inspired midsole and sidewall design, softer topsheet and footbed design with a new PU compound that weighs 20% less than the original---plus a gender specific EcoTread outsole.

Z/Volv Shard -men's


Z/Volv X2 textile

Part 1 Manly Snacks