The rainboot category continues to expand, this time with the U.S. debut of two European brands.
Maniera, a men’s and women’s collection from Serbia, is made of natural rubber and is completely PVC free. For enhanced comfort, the collection incorporates pile linings for cold weather and cotton for warmth. Retailing from $89 for ankle boots to $150 for knee-high styles, the line is available for immediate delivery through Tigas Americas Corp. of Ashland, Ore.
Novesta, produced in the Slovak Republic, offers a series of men’s and women’s rubber boots retailing for $40 to $50. A series of casual canvas looks for men and women is also available for $40, and canvas kids’ product is priced at $26. All items will deliver in November.