Sunday, May 31, 2015

WOLVERINE 1883, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Work Fall 2015



Shannon $205 Black Leather


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Wolverine showed off some choice new looks for the upcoming season-all contemporary priced footwear...which makes us think that this brand with its functional, rugged American heritage background---is set to appear on more stylish urban feet- as well as the usual- out in the woods and on work-sites.  

Some Highlights:
Shannon...riding boot leather upper---in dark brown leather... $205
Shannon boot-textile lined---makes it warm/breathable-good cold weather choice with a rubber outsole
elegant silhouette-Shannon boot








Kiltie fringe removable-on Victorian style Lace-up Rosie $170

Rosie 6"Kiltie Lace Up $170, Roseanna 15" boot $250
like the different textures + block heel is very easy to walk in
all styles have rubber outsole, cement construction, textile lined
Pearl ankle -leather upper with cross straps, in black leather $150

right height to wear with trousers, leggings, or dresses...cement construction, rubber outsole, textile lined
Marselle side zip bootie in a versatile red leather upper $180
on left-Jamie Chelsea boot...easy on/off with stretchy inserts...$180

monk strap-menswear influenced...Jaden $130- dark blue leather...adjustable buckles great fit
made for walking---like pricier competitors rubber outsole

MEN's
Men's the Kilometer Boot $250 full grain leather upper made in the USA w/globally sourced material, unlined, 3/4 leather footbed-with Goodyear™ Welt Construction...rubber outsole-this kicker is top of the line-refs the worker boot for durability

Rubber outsole
Cort-good choice for winter-waterproof! Leather upper, lined, cement construction...$160-dark green and dark brown versions pictured











Wilbur waterproof leather boot-lined, leather footbed, $175








neat touch-red nylon padded tongue comfort and weather resistant...Copeland Boot $265 leather upper, unlined, leather footbed, Goodyear™ welt construction, Vibram® rubber lug outsole-black-burgundy leather
hard core-hiker style in beautiful leather

since metrosexual is not a word deployed these days---we'd say the Beau Brummels will find these 8" Elliott full grain leather upper s full of style! Leather lined, leather footbed, cement construction, rubber outsole $245
punched out details-of an Oxford.
Made in Portugal-TOMAS 6" Plain toe boot-full grain leather & oiled suede panel upper,leather lined, leather footbed, welted stitch-out construction, EVA lug outsole $205


handsome mix of wool/leather upper-made in Portugal, textile lined, leather footbed, welted stitch-out construction, EVA lug outsole $205
workboot look-rounded toe-serious stitch details

Made in Portugal-Ramon 6" boot $200 full grain leather upper, leather lined, leather footbed, cement construction, rubber outsole





OUTDOOR CAMO:



Boar Runner oxford made of 900 Denier Polyester upper, moisture managing mesh lining, removable molded EVA with performance arch support with NXT® odor control sockliner footbed, compression moulded EVA midsole, dual-density rubber outsole, nylon shank, cement construction ---cool lace-up RealTree print---nifty looking and available in a Boar Runner Moc style too...very cool

WORKBOOTS go hardcore cowboy...don't have to work on a rig to love these boots in durable tough materials and construction that Wolverine is famous for.

rubber lug outsole resistance oil, water, abrasion, chemical, heat, and slip
ROSOE in olive Wolverine Durashocks® Square toe-composite toe, waterproof full grain leather upper, moisture managing mesh with Waterproof+ Membrane lining, Wolverine DuraShocks® full cushion footbed with OrthoLite® Performance Arch and NXT® Odor control, PVC midsole, Wolverine Durashocks® rubber lug outsole-outsole resistance oil, water, abrasion, chemical, heat, and slip, nylon shank, Goodyear™ Welt construction, and Composite Toe ASTM F2413-11 M 1/75 C/75 EH      

Roscoe MET Wolverine Durashocks® Square toe-composite toe, waterproof full grain leather upper, PoronXRD™ Internal Metatarsal Guard-super shock-absorbing, moisture managing mesh with Waterproof+ Membrane lining, Wolverine DuraShocks® full cushion footbed with OrthoLite® Performance Arch and NXT® Odor control, PVC midsole, Wolverine Durashocks® rubber lug outsole-outsole resistance oil, water, abrasion, chemical, heat, and slip, nylon shank, Goodyear™ Welt construction, and Composite Toe ASTM F2413-11 M 1/75 C/75 EH,
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

WOLVERINE 1000 MILE Rockford MI.+Outdoor/Work




Highlights from Men's+Women's F/W 2015 Footwear WOLVERINE 1000 MILES Rockford MI Collection

we instagrammed this months ago---and got lotsa 'likes'...technically from the regular Wolverine group-the Peninsula Boot-Made in the USA from Globally Sourced Materials-Horween® Chromexcel® leather upper (vegetable tanned),  Horween® leather3/4 footbed, Stormy® Kromer plaid wool, Goodyear Welt construction, leather welt-only men's whaaa???? $400
Wolverine the company, part of the same named corporation...continues the tradition of offering made to last footwear for work-and life, indoors and outside.
the white stitching of the upper-to the lower part-outer perimeter part of outsole-indicative Goodyear Welt construction -Grey Leather women's Original 1000 Mile Boot
Top tier--- are the Made in the USA offerings in the Wolverine 1000 Mile Rockford, MI  collection-using primo global and American sourced materials (Horween® leather,Vibram® rubber, Charles F. Stead suede)---and production methods including the easy to see- Goodyear Welt construction----for high quality durable footwear that "...wears like iron..."

 Highlights:

just like those pricier Euro labels...new Cambridge collection for men...Vibram rubber lug outsole+heel
Evans $400-unlined, Horween® Chromexcel® leather upper (vegetable tanned),  Horween® leather, 3/4 footbed, Goodyear Welt construction, leather welt-gorgeous handsome-men's















women's new Gold Leather-for the Original 1000 Mile Boot $360...to the left-new black suede, brown suede-from Stead Suede versions

similar to the guy version-leather midsole, Goodyear Welt construction, Vibram upper heel-Made in the USA with globally sourced materials...


Duvall-dark red leather 6" unlined, Horween® Chromexcel® leather upper (vegetable tanned),  Horween® leather 3/4 footbed, Goodyear Welt construction, leather welt $375 men's
Vibram® lug+EVA outsole

handsome profile...in between hiker+dress shoe
  BIG TREND: Fall footwear-for men and women-more colors as workable wearable as the usual neutrals...but a bit brighter than black/brown/grey


new color-navy leather-Original 1000 Mile Boot for women-$360

another view of the new Duvall 6" boot for men -in wearable red leather $375

Thursday, May 28, 2015

OLIBERTÉ-Made in Africa Footwear/Accessories-M/W 2015




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It is interesting/curious the hundreds of how to engage/entice millennial pitches---when imo- anyone with a heartbeat would support a well made product made by a company with a good world citizen mission statement...and in the case of the growing Oliberté...products of top notch distinctive footwear and haulers...crafted in Ethiopia- non-toxic methods- using mostly African sourced materials.

Point being-no need for hard sale here...and Fall/Winter 2015 selections we previewed continue the small label tradition of super-ness. The workmanship/materials REALLY stand out.

Highlights:

Vegetable dyed leathers have unique qualities---lovely almost faded in the sun tone----NICE!

women's light brushed wax-Takami

Rhada slight wedge-cute walkable feminine height---dark grey brush wax...and black nubuck

Volita-has that versatile bootie cut-slight wedge...wine, nubuck, antique brown
Volita


Men's...

rustic brown Ngola pullup-has that hiker urban hybrid slim enough profile to wear with a lot of wardrobe options
slim not clunky
treaded rubber outsoles-grip and endure
chukka style-see the hand stitched details...

Narivo-also in dark grey nubuck  versatile everyday shoe...

dark grey nubuck suede-in several men's styles...

nubuck suede-chukkas-Adibo left two, Mogado Hi right two


back leather heel detail...

Manilo-with hand wrought- punched out details-handsome oxford






lifestyle sneaker vibe-Kavango in antique brown nubuck, dark grey nubuck...hand stitched and punch out details...make this tad dressier than Chucks...very hip too























Kobio light grey brushed wax
Yezu-rustic brown pullup
Krabu-rustic brown pullup
Our true obsession is with OLIBETÉ-handbags, backpacks, totes and duffels...just stunning
Krabu dark grey brushed wax


Eco bonus points- all natural waterproofing less harmful chemicals and petroleum-have the wears forever

www.oliberte.com