Comfort footwear and slipper brand Acorn, based in Brunswick, Maine, will introduce a companion collection of cold-weather accessories for fall. The series of women’s looks includes gloves, hats, ear muffs and neck warmers made of wool-blend yarns, faux fur and luxe sheepskin. Knit gloves feature touch-screen technology for use on smartphones and tablets. Retailing from $35 to $185, the line is targeted to independents, outdoor specialty store and e-tailers. Delivery is slated for August.
Teva, a division of Goleta, Calif.-based Deckers Outdoor Corp., will boost its bike collection with two styles: the clipless all-mountain Pivot and the men’s-only lifestyle Carbon (below). The $150 Pivot features a composite midsole plate to aid walkability, a clipless outsole and a cleat attachment for compatibility with two-bolt cleat systems. The $90 Carbon has a waterproof canvas-and-leather upper and reflective details. Both shoes use the brand’s proprietary Spider365 compound on the outsole. The Pivot will soft launch in April and the Carbon will deliver in July to select outdoor and cycling accounts.
Taking inspiration from its pinnacle Fellcross style, Ogden, Utah-based athletic brand Salomon will debut the Fellraiser trail running shoe for fall ’13. Designed with a low-profile platform and a fast-drying mesh upper for use in muddy and rainy conditions, the $110 style for men and women has a TPU toecap and quick-lacing system for protection and speed. The Fellraiser will deliver in August to outdoor shops and e-tailers.
Cushe, a division of Rockford, Mich.-based Wolverine World Wide Inc., will introduce new casual options for women with the launch of the Manuka Lite collection for fall ’13. The three-boot line is composed of a tall leather boot, a tall mixed-materials look and a lace-up chukka bootie. Retail prices range from $100 to $165. Manuka Lite will deliver in July to outdoor accounts, department stores and footwear independents.