What’s Selling: Men’s Styles

City Soles, Chicago, 2 stores
1. Ryan Rowe dress-casuals (above)
2. Camper sneakers
3. Tsubo sneakers
On sale: Easter promotion: Buy one pair and select an egg containing a discount on a future purchase.

Saxon Shoes, Richmond, Va., 1 store
1. Merrell outdoor casuals
2. Clarks Originals and Unstructured
3. Sperry Top-Sider Billfish
On sale: Entire store is full price.

XOT/Mixx, Miami, 12 stores
1. Ed Hardy high- and low-tops (above)
2. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
3. Vans slip-ons and laceups
On Sale: 20 percent off second pair.
“Casuals in canvas are selling in Florida,” said Jayme Perez, president. “Dress is dead, that’s just the trend [now].”

Bennie’s Shoes, Atlanta, 3 stores
1. Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes
2. Sebago boat shoes
3. Rockport walking shoes
On sale: Regular discounts.
“We always try to discount,” said partner Louie Shemaria. “That’s what brought us to the dance years ago. It’s tough right now. We advertise on cable TV and talk radio.”

Halls, Kansas City, Mo., 2 stores
1. Gucci sneakers
2. Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes (above)
3. Nike Dunks, classics and Shox
On Sale: Footwear is regular price.
“After three years of very good shoe business, [sales] are up again [in 2009] on a very aggressive plan,” said Al Leinen, men’s clothing and shoe buyer.

The Tannery, Boston, 3 stores
1. Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes
2. Sebago boat shoes
3. Clarks Originals Wallabee and Desert Trek
On sale: Product is regular price.
“Everyone is marking things down, but not entertaining the customer,” said Tarek Hassan, co-owner. “We have rappers and singers [performing], which brings traffic into the stores.”

Tan Buddah, Bronx, N.Y., 2 stores
1. Jump Volume high-top sneaker
2. Clae Parker and Russell sneakers
3. Shmack Hatchet (at right)
On sale: Footwear is regular price.

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