Friday, June 3, 2016

Traditional Footwear Work/Boating=Get Stylish F/W 2016

Heritage Brands: Danner, HanWag, Sporto, Khombu, Sebago

Rugged and durable, name brand kicks and boat shoes made by acclaimed labels famous for their quality construction know-how...are practically moved to the side as an afterthought- by more upscale lifestyle-streetwear selections-made for walking-delivering Fall/Winter 2016.

 The result---the original DNA of these companies...get a few stylish-fashion-y makeovers...that surpass their original functions...without losing their original design personalities.

DANNER-(1932) Hardcore hiking, hunting, military and work boots crafted for guys...

large casual side of Danner...including these MADE IN THE USA Mountain Pass Horween Rio Boot-(other men's and women's versions-$350-360)-takes style clues from MountainLight signature hiker-paired with modern aesthetic-and made of Horween Leather
FROM HANWAG-a German heritage brand of sturdy hikers-since 1921...has a bunch of "urban winter' worthy boots/shoes...including the very stylish TOLJA LADT GTX (Gore-Tex waterproof)...with grippy Hanwag ICEGRIP ZT outsoles with 4.5mm high number of IceGrp Zones 10 per boot-is self clearing (!!!), made of supple suede Fjallraven G-1000® heavy duty hybrid fabric-that is water/dirt tough treatable, with center zip, adjustable clan and ankle straps plus stretch folds in calf for great fit/comfort, a burly rubber rand for more protection insulation, removable winter thermo footbed, cement construction ez to resole---made in Europe

warm insulation-center zip for ez on/off

new color options for F/W 2016

KOFEL LOW-handsome hybrid work-casual, leather reinforced heel cap, classic derby cut, chrome-free, anti-allergic leather lining, double stitch construction ez to resole, held loop for ez on/off, soft padded leather cuff, tough but supple suede upper, reduction of stress -chafe points-by lack of seams-comes in a mid version too. Can hike in this too-sturdy EVA rubber outsole

Patna Low GTX-water proof (Gore-Tex) soft padded with "Extra StraightFit' last provides more space for the toes by allowing the big toe to assume a straighter position, heel loop=ez on/off, additional brand sole isolation, leather +insulated upper
Vibram's outsole

Winter boots for everyday-KHOMBU (since 1969) takes it to the city streets from its outdoor après ski background- with fashion fun mixed uppers -including these brightly patterned warm wool knit on a duck boot style for girls-Rhone. CUTE.
MAYANA-Fashion/Function faux fur lining-with the Khombu brand's Ks...grip, guard and comfort temperature rated for changing the mix of patterns and textures in a boot we bet we could stick our snowshoes on -as well as double as our winter urban sold weather kick.

SPORTO-who has the Gold Seal Rubber Company (1872) as a parent---offers several trend on looks that keep wearers warm and dry...without slipping around with assured strides on slippery surfaces ... pictured... SOAP plush warm quilted upper and patent leather water tough in the upper mix -a lace-up hiker style that takes the outdoor comfort into a city classic look. A fav-who doesn't love an affordable good winter black boot?
SPORTO-the Original duck boot...takes an iconic vintage style and delivers refreshing takes for now (and for ever) it has a collab with all weather Vibram outsoles for a 40th anniversary these authentic full rubber shell molds. Pictured the DEFROST comes in 4 color waves. LOVE.  

a faux fur collar-take on the classic duck boot-cute-that charm on the adjustable drawstring.
iconic grippy outsole...

group pic from Instagram-at the fun SEBAGO POP-Up Shop featuring exclusive styles at the WOLVERINE Company Store downtown Manhattan- on 254 Elizabeth Street-selling exclusive summer styles including those floral Liberty fabric collabs..and .colorful boat classics

For Fall 2016-boat and deck classics get plenty of stylish company from heritage brand SEBAGO...
adjustable straps in fabric grosgrain material detail on leather, this moto flavor black leather boot with feminine subtle rounded toe- for women -is a fav look of ours...
NICE-the allure of blues in a rich leather patina...with the distinct double white contrast stitching -part of the selections from hand sewn collection and premium Crest collection, Aclassic penny loafer...can see the coddling footbed with perforated holes for airflow...premium rich leather uppers, welt construction...keepers.

Iconic boat-deck style...with moccasin construction- anti-rust eyelets, rawhide leather laces, on a highly slip-resistant crepe rubber outsole that is  comfortable and durable...premium leather upper.

these women chukka style-in a mid (and low versions too-supple suede with faux fur lining, leather laces, heel tab for ez on/off

with the treaded outsole-these mid leather men's shoes-takes that distinct double stitching and leather laces of the brand's boat shoe- a street kick that can be worn to work too-ssee the quality leather welt construction.

Sebago Dockside collection-leather lining molds to feet...the non marking outsole is made to grip on boat decks. Premium nubuck material
Classic Penny Loafers...Forever cool! Available at the Pop-Up store and online...part of the primo Crest Collection-handcrafted footwear featuring the polished details
another eye candy winner form Sebago in the style department...lace -up hiker -chelsea boot hybrid...premium leather upper, metal hard wear...and leather lining-an upscale ankle boot...and editorial fav. Like the logo placement on the tongue...