Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLOR TRENDS B/W+Bright BLUE-Outdoor Footwear A/W2016

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

 Birkenstock, Khombu, Icebug, Sperry, Merrell, Teva, Under Armour, Sanuk, Oliberté

Whether coined comfort fashion, or stylish performance...versatile footwear for the outdoors market has broadened its tonal offerings to include many boots/sandals-in white, black and/or in a bold blue akin to Yves Klein's signature. A refreshing break from the tried and true browns-rust, muted tones of typical autumnal colors that typically dominate the shelves.


DANBURY-Black Suede and White-both available NOW $329-shearling lined knee high boot that riffs the Birkenstock iconic Arizona style-with adjustable buckles on the feet and calves, contoured cork footbed-made in Germany, shoe made in Portugal...like the play on shiny patent and metal-and textured everything else.

Buffalo check plaid-in black and white. Arizona -Birkenstock-classic footbed with suede liner, EVA sole-flexible and durable, straps with buckles for great fit.

UNDER ARMOUR-adds more beefy weather tough "Fat Tire" footwear with that Wild GRIPPER  outsole-a collab with tire maker Michelin for winter grip hiker hybrid-weather tough and lightweight 
a bit of navy in this bright blue mix- here- MERRELL's stitch for stitch iconic  80's EAGLE (and SOLO) collection - mid hiker gets a 2016 reboot for the brand's 35th anniversary...with air cushion and light weight that started it all.

TEVA sandals... an all white version for Spring-with the all black Pretty Rugged leather sandal available now

SPERRY Topsiders' PAUL SPERRY collection...Sojourn Nubuck $100 B/W- handsome addition with genuine hands-swen uppers with eye-catching cross stitch details in white, 360º lacing system for secure fit, rust proof eyelets genuine rawhide leather laces, removable comfort EVA footbed, w/ AEGS™ anti-microbe shield, skeletal molded rubber outsole with grippy + flexible Wave-Siping.
Icebug Now Collection mixes up flair with function via these eye catching printed uppers-PU foam removable insole, EVA midsole NOW4 BUGweb $174.95
great grip on ice...even the RB9X rubber outsole is white with BUGweb compatible - in black. NICE.

KHOMBU's  Duck Boot style...cold weather round toe classic MAYA -gets stylish company - with these rather chic white quilted upper (goes with those icon Chanel chain handbags, non?), faux fur trim, waterproof work horse with cozy warm  Thermolite technology on board-serious cold rated too. 
adorable-OLIBERTÉ's Olibaby handcrafted in Ethiopia FAIR TRADE certified...available now in other colors
PAIR O SAIL $50 washed black...soft enzyme washed canvas boat shoe style from SANUK-Yoga Mat comfort footbed with custom print, ultra flexible rubber cupsole-all day comfort