Monday, July 18, 2016

FALL-WINTER City Sneakers-Hybrid Hikers-Urban Outdoors


Part One

Skechers, Kamik, Teva

Summer is just heating up-yet retail shelves are clearing out for Fall!
Yet colder weather in the northern hemisphere-mixed in with days of warmth- are coming-and for urban outdoor types (with limited closet space!!!!)...three season wearable footwear that multi-tasks for day hikes and strolls...are becoming the new must have shoe purchase of the upcoming seasons.

Some Highlights:
Skechers slip-ons-like the running shoes-are lightweight, cushioned footbed with heel counter for great fit, plush lining for cozy warmth, with aggressive rubber outsole for superior traction on slick surfaces-yet with flex so allows foot to move more naturally with each step.$65
KAMIK celebrates its 120 years of family owned biz with a knock-out winter Heritage 1898 collection for men and women featuring weather tough uppers (leather+flannel uppers), waterproof synthetic RUBBER He shell, DOVE RUBBER He or GOOSE synthetic RUBBER He outsoles designed to grip, EVA or antibacterial comfort foam insoles (removable) and warm 3M™ Thunsulate™ insulation
Kamik's Heritage 1898 collection-women's Sienna-taupe
Kamik's Heritage 1898 collection-women's Sienna-Darm Brown $119.99 Cold weather rated, Combination of leather and flannel upper, Decorative side buckle, Fixed 200B 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation, Removable Kamik comfort molded EVA insole, Waterproof and lightweight synthetic RubberHe shell,  DOVE  RubberHe outsole, Built in the USA, Height: 9.5 Inches/Weight: 2 lbs. (per pair )Women’s 6-11
Kamik's Heritage 1898 collection-women's Sienna -black

Kamik's Heritage 1898 collection-men's YUKON-black=Cold weather rate, Waterproof leather upper, 200B 3M™ Thinsulate™ insulation, Moisture wicking lining, Speed lacing system with two hiker hooks, Removable antibacterial comfort foam insole, Waterproof and lightweight synthetic RubberHe shell, GOOSE synthetic Rubber He outsole, Made in Canada with domestic and imported materials, Height: 8.5 Inches/Weight: 2.7 lbs. (per pair)  Men’s 7-13; $199.99
Kamik's Heritage 1898 collection-men's YUKON -khaki

Kamik's Heritage 1898 collection-shorter version-with same craftsmanship---cold weather details

TEVA's casual kicks-added some interesting woven textures to the Coromar chukka style uppers atop EVA outsole-men's and women's-super lightweight $120
TEVA-Durban tall lace-up $150- hybrid rugged work boot style-features full grain leather uppers, toe cap, webbing detail on heel, PU insole for comfort, solid stitch down construction atop EVA outsole-in dark olive