Monday, December 29, 2014

COLLABORATIONS:Comfort Fashion Footwear: Therm-A-Rest/Freewaters,Chaco/Fishpond,Cobb Hill/New Balance


When companies share their expertise with each other-and conjure up new products---consumers benefit-including S/S 2015 footwear -that's casual-beach- and city- dressy.

self-inflating ThermaRest® introducing EvoLite™-amplify loft without the weight!

Therm-A-Rest®'s know how-in outdoor camping mattresses-of all kinds-brilliantly cushions Freewaters flip-flops.

packs down to this
bottom Charger has a CEVA Midsole arch support+heel cup, arch shank like running shoe flex, hydro leather strap, top two Izzy with cork strap, water friendly Launchpad lining with arch support-$40 apiece
Five styles with Therm-A-Rest tech onboard (licensed)…for ultimate -massaging cushioning comfort -PLUS water based glue, arch support, Vegan…and 1% sales go to charitable water projects!
GPS Hovercraft Midsole super lightweight, arch support+heel cup, hydro leather strap water friendly

SCAMP+ZION re-inforced webbing strap, arch support,

packs well with a mat...
Fairly obsessed with fly-fishing-the new "it" sport??? 
water tight+tough haulers in rather snazzy colors (cutthroat green)--remote river ready translate well to city too, imo. TPU welded fabric-Fishpond's proprietary textile made from recycled materials, YKK#10 water resistant zips, oversized rubber pulls=LOVE

Gotta love supporting feet and supporting rivers-with this conservation collaboration that helps the health of watery eco-systems with each pair of Fishpond/Chaco flips or Z2 sandals sold, $2.50 and $5 respectively- going to be donated to the Western Rivers Conservancy.

Fishpond Chaco Flips-excellent grip, all day support, durable and quick drying with that fab supportive LUVSEAT™ $70
Fishpond Chaco Z2-focus on forefoot control the Z/2® features a wrap-around toe loop keeps foot locked in to the footbed-with adjustable straps of soft polyester webbing that dries fast and maintain a consistent fit-so no slip sliding, excellent grip, non-marking soles
excellent grip, non-marking soles take like forever to wear out $110
FYI: deliver 3/15

COBB HILL by New Balance is the fashion-y side of comfort footwear- for women-(DryDock Footwear Group)…that takes all day on your feet without pain- very seriously---and that includes hours pounding unforgiving hard cement city sidewalks. We have a pair of the Cobb Hill REVhex in black and prob. could have qualified for the Boston Marathon in them (though in truth -we ran in Newton's to solidly to beat the cut-off time).

New for Spring 2015:
featuring Fresh Foam by New Balance tech---FreshStar sport sandal has wedge 1 ⅞" absorbs shock, anatomical molded EVA footbed, rubber outsole-adjustable hook and loop, microfiber breathable footbed cover, $100

JUNIPER Collection-Jeanine thong $50 -jazzy prints PLUS great comfort+-EVA footbed, lightweight EVA midsole support-stretch gore easy on/off and fit, neoprene lining
TPR outsole is cute too
Inglewood collection of flats are 3 seasons worthy-love IZZY cut-out punch-out upper in a bootie silhouette, EVA footbed, steel shank, pigskin+textile footbed cover, stretchy twin gore entry. In taupe and in black $100

TR outsole-¾"heel height
TREMONT Collection-inspired by New Balance racing flats with moisture-wicking Dri-Lex® lining, textile footbed cover-TARA twin gore entry slip-on with perforated upper ---turn shoe construction with removable PU footbed even looks comfy too, $110
PU Outsole
Tamara also part of Tremont Collection -adjustable lace closure wit perforated upper----teal, coral, taupe, black $110
slimmish silhouette of lifestyle sneaker-feminine-NOT clunky
For dressier looks -leather sandals by Cobb Hill have that all day comfort-paired with wonderfully burnished uppers-retro style made for modern times.
Ireland flats----with zipper closure, adjustable buckle, fisherman style upper,,,straps are stretchy gore $100-in several colors including a beautiful teal.
that footbed is cushioning EVA plus perforated -increase ventilation underfoot

Abbott Collection-has Euro styling -nice 1 ½" block heel, and delicate details…yet walk easy atop EVA footbed, durable TR outsole, adjustable hook and loop in the Alexa $100-pictured---

pinch out details…ALEXA
heel detail...
TR Outsole

REVswoon $90
A bit of southwestern flair-REVlite Sandal Collection has the great anatomical footbeds with New Balance REVlite midsole, EVA molded footbed…PLUS-rubber outsole, nylon shank, and microsuede+Dri-Lex® lining.

ETA delivering late January.