Monday, June 6, 2016

GIFTS for GRADS (and DADS) Part One

Accessories/Footwear for life's festive adventures


Whether travels or employment are destined for the recent grad (or both)...chances are some outdoor festival, tailgate or rooftop adventure is in the future...

AND-for all generations that value experiences over 'stuff'...a few necessities...that we think are keepers beyond a weekend plan...

"Stuff" to wear...


does not get more colorful than these BUFF -mutl-tasking UV protective  'headwear'-pictured limited edition by Android Jones...

Olé Olé -Rio Olympics got you wanting to plant your flag-on your head/neck YES!...Flags Collection-by BUFF $25-stretchy comfy-and UV protective-100% breathable-seamless, 2 way lateral stretch-12 ways to wear, quick drying and Polygiene® anti-odor keeps those sweaty outings a bit more tolerable.

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Flips Flops Evolved-all day comfort and support...a must for festival goers, beach strollers ...or urban walkers...
new-from arch supportin' insoles par excellence-SUPERFEET intro's new OUTSIDE flip-flop sandals $59.95 with DNA support/shock absorption onboard, quick drying synthetic leather strap...M+W versions

individual pods...on outsoles-SUPERFEET sandals


GUMBLES---from the UK...these colorful sandals come in multiple colors/patterns for the canvas uppers, cotton strap, EVA midsole  for comfort... and ECO bonus points-all recycled rubber outsoles from tires- bonded with jute...the collection inspired by a 'walkabout' -the Aboriginal rite IMPRESSIVE
GUMBLES-recycled rubber outsoles...




ever since fashion icon KATE MOSS wore her Hunter wellies to a muddy Glastonbury festival in the UK-back in 2005...protective utilitarian footwear as an enduring hipster style statement-has never lost its edge. We like these Blundstone's with colorful-patterned stretchy inserts-PU removable footbed, EVA outsole...adds functional flair to this classic chelsea boot profile... that is durable enough for any adventure. Year round wearable too. LOVE! PS: Sub the leather-or suede pictured  for the summer ready canvas versions-at a reasonable $120

From Chaco...the company that is acclaimed for their podiatrist certified- LUVSEAT™ PU footbeds and outdoor sandals...with those eye catching web designs...these really cool adjustable wrist wraps...uni-sex fun $10.


UVSEAT PU footbeds underfoot in these lifestyle sandals---our favs...the leather-full grain ones-for guys-including the double strap  ELIAS with soft pigskin lining $110 and KIRKWOOD $85-w/ whip-stitched pigskin lined straps

right women's SANSA $90-in pretty  turquoise-tribal print on a full grain leather and on the left-Dharma a slide with cut-out designs... that will always be just right for outdoor excursions...$110