CHACO, LA SPORTIVA, KHOMBU, SKECHERS, ADIDAS OUTDOORS, OBOZ
A few years back-females' shoe swappings (flats/sneakers to heels) outside of fashion shows, day time office buildings, nighttime bars/clubs=pretty standard visuals in Manhattan.
Not anymore...and it's not just that those teetering stilettos are maybe hidden in work cubicles. Nope-from what we can see- the foot wardrobes of the ladies -are mostly fashion comfort-and functional all-terrain kicks - performance shoes/sandals including decidedly outdoorsy silhouettes-ALL THE TIME.
These kicks-are paired up with frilly dresses, dressier denim and athleisure wear looks that increasingly get worn M-F / 24/7.
And it makes sense-especially for trail-and rugged water shoes...with their beefed up grippy outsoles, cushioning midsoles and supportive insoles with anti-odor, moisture wicking, and stability features would find favor with those who toil the urban canyons.
Plus, digital printing makes those uppers, eye-candy too. No wonder, big name fashion houses are coming (copying) out with their own price-y versions.
|CHACO Outcross Free lightweight amphibious design with that all day LUVSEAT™PU midsole, non-marking EcoTread™ outsole combined with cute breathable mesh paper, synthetic leather heel/toe cap, jacquard polyester webbing-speed lacing, and open wall construction-on the sides...great travel option too. $110|
|La Sportiva has Italian flair minimalist sleek look $125...Helios 2.0 for gals has hydrating upper mesh-fast lacing, integrated gusset+heel cup|
|Khombu Molineo $69.99-cushioning foam footbeds, bungee cord closures, scuba knit upper-and neon pops-cute round toe|
|Skechers is a gigantor footwear industry success story! GOrun series-include this soft knit upper upper practically seamless+comfortable, lightweight cushioning, M Strike technology for mid foot strike, molded heel counter, inner support strap-stable/secure fit|
|ADIDAS OUTDOORS: TERREX AGRAVIC-fast, light and stable-modern style-abrasion resistant uppers with proprietary BOOST™ technology-energy return midsole.|