Range of Motion
Moreschi is ramping up its comfort features with the launch of Motion by Moreschi. The line features unit bottom soles and removable orthotics that can be replaced through Moreschi. The casual styles — including a brown moccasin with blue contrast stitching and a moccasin with hardware — retail for $395. For the same price, the company is also introducing a new dress package of five calfskin shoes with rubber bottoms, including a boot and loafer. The styles come in black and brown and are aimed at department stores and men’s specialty shops.
Menswear’s Isaia is launching its first sneaker line for fall ’10. The single style takes its look from a traditional oxford and features a rubber sole. It comes in a variety of fabrics — leather, suede, wool, cashmere — and colors. Specific suit fabrics from Isaia’s made-to-measure program are also available. The shoes are handmade and available in a month and half to two months. Retailing for $425, the shoe will be sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Stanley Korshak in Dallas.
Bruno Magli is adding a dress/comfort line for fall ’10. The collection of five styles — including an apron-toe blucher, dress Venetian and dress Chelsea boot — features a wedge sole for more stability and added comfort. The TPR sole is made of natural rubber for shock absorption and slip resistance. The line retails for $425 to $445 and will be available to Bruno Magli accounts starting in August.