Monday, December 14, 2015


Rockies Mule-Ash Wool-3" block heel $180

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

As urban areas increasingly attract outdoor -style consumers-as a place to live and travel to...more multi-tasking on trend footwear/apparel/accessories' labels  have been embracing the merge between functional and fashionable.

Woolrich as a company- has a storied American history of wool production...manages to deftly translate that DNA characteristic in on trend women's and men's footwear for Spring 2016-using genuine,  archival wool prints-found here and there-on the key trends- open toe booties, block heels (women's) boots-lace-ups+chelsea/chukka and white sneaker soles (men's and women's)....and its own imprint-felt wool footbeds.


proof wool is a year round fabric-open toe mule on wood block heel...has hardware eyelet of a  homer...bold red cotton laces of a high top sneaker. Fashion look but functional-that durable-treaded rubber outsole-distinguishes the outdoors' heritage. Pure fashion shoe labels rarely have this desirable feature on every day, casual looks. 
round toe

Mohave Arroyo-in leather -=3" block heel-great white contrast stitching-$180

Beebe-$180 in distressed waxy suede leather-and funcitional wool/cotton blend that is stain/water resistant...both have Original Explorer rubber outsoles. Hiker style with slimmer feminine last 

chukka styles-LANE-in Charles F. Stead suede upper with water/stain resistant upper-unlined but with a felted wool footbed, and Original Explorer gum rubber outsole $160

STRAND-women's (guys have a similar-unisex look)-Woolrich wool, nubuck leather or in canvas uppers on a sneaker  style outsoles-white gum rubber outsoles. Felted wool footbeds. $70

DOCK-slip-on women's and men's-pictured in Dark Heather Wool, breathable cotton lining, hand made Vulcanized construction, gum rubber outsole-in "it" white...with fox striping $80

Cedar Lane-Toasty $150 Nubuck leather suede moc style with felt wool footbed, Original Explorer gum rubber that has been around for decades...still popular

menswear influenced...LOVE-Left Lane slip-on with ethnic patterned stretch ogre---with stitch detail in upper-looks great in Teak waxy suede upper. Felted wool footbed. $140

Original Explorer rubber logo imprint

Pocono Path sandals with substance for sidewalks-nice hardwear detail...full grain leather-leather footbed, Felt-Flex stack, rubber outsole $110

men's boots are bug for Spring 2016...BEEBE in Bitter Chocolate Leather $180 full grain leather upper, wool lining, comfort footbed, Vibram outsole $180

white foxing-nice white pop against darker upper

GYMNASIUM - Archival Strip $100-white rubber outsole...carry-over detail that is still popular for SPRING '16

on right GYMNASIUM in Toasty Nubuck leather $140-both handmade Vulcanized construction+Fleted Wool footbeds

Woolrich tag logo-on back like a high top sneaker...

Lake House-boat shoe look-full grain leather or distressed waxy suede-$160. Original Explorer Rubber Outsoles and Felted Wool footbeds

Guy sandals-that look handsome...sturdy rubber outsole -good enough for city front Lakeside in full grain leather, buckle adjustment, , Felt-Flex midsole+leather footbed $130, RIVERSIDE slide-in full grain leather w/ Felt-Flex midsole+leather footbed $130