What do you get when you cross a classic workman’s boot with a graphic art designer known for creating eye-popping murals and shop interiors? A bright and brash collection that’s not for the faint of heart, that’s what. Cat Footwear commissioned French-born, London-based Camille Walala to apply her quirky prints to its classic Colorado style for Spring ’15, and the results are striking.
Rocky Brands and non-profit Soles 4 Souls has fit residents of a Boston homeless shelter with 150 donated pairs of boots from its brands Rocky, Georgia Boot and Durango. The event is the fourth annual for the charity and the National Shoe Retailers Association in an effort to get footwear on the nation’s needy before the harsh winter cold kicks in. “As a footwear company, we are keenly aware of how important a pair of warm boots can be during the wintertime,” says Liz Horn, vice president of marketing at Rocky Brands.
Born out of the desire to create comfortable, versatile boots that would offer unbeatable protection against the cold, wet Canadian climate, Montreal-based La Canadienne is expanding its offering for Fall ’13. “Although many people have labeled us as a ‘winter boot’ line, the customer awareness is growing and evolving to recognize that La Canadienne offers more than just snow boots,” says Romy Feliciani, sales and marketing director. The collection now spans motorcycle boots and colorful platforms to loafers and wingtips, all made from Italian hides that are by-products of the foo
As it nears almost 30 years of sandal-making, Carlsbad, CA-based surf brand Reef continues to expand its reach beyond the beach by adding boots to its lineup for Fall ’13. “We had incredible success with the launch of our Bellas Costas closed toe footwear in Spring 2012. Boots are the natural next step,” says Kelley Bruemmer, director of girls’ footwear.
The consumers have spoken – 6,428 to be precise. Fifteen-year-old Megan McDonald has been chosen as the new face of Cougar Boots. Just over a month ago the company set out in a branded truck, offering fans the opportunity to see the new Pillow Boot collection, try on the boots of their choice and be photographed in them. This photo then became their entry into the contest to become the brand’s new face. McDonald’s billboard ad will be displayed on the corner of King and Spadina Ave in Toronto from Feb. 11 to Mar. 10.
Unless you’re a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, traversing through sewers and tunnels is probably not part of your day-to-day life. And if you’re in Las Vegas, it’s one activity that’s definitely not on your to-do list. Heritage boot brand Palladium partnered with renowned exploration duo Undercity (director Andrew Wonder and urban historian Steve Duncan) to put their Waterproof Collection to the test and document the subterranean tunnel system that quietly resides beneath the bustling city of sin.
The premise was simple as it was enticing: What could be better than a bunch of fashion-loving women relaxing in the comfort of a mountain cabin, sipping complimentary wine and talking about boots—Bearpaw boots, in particular? Last week, that’s exactly what the folks at Bearpaw delivered in hosting its first-annual “Wine, Women & Boots” event inside The Summit at Bearpaw Village, its new flagship in the company’s hometown of Citrus Heights, CA.