Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Trail Runners/Outdoor Kicks Hit The Street With Style

SLC/NYC

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. 
OBOZ "True to the Trail" breathable mesh shoe-synthetic leather heel+toe caps, lightweight+-supportive "Bfit" insole-minimal design-plus grippy outsole. Pika  -keeps debris out too...lightweight do it all trail-sport kicks. Well made- to last...from a brand that is increasingly becoming a fav beyond mountain towns.