Adidas is bringing its proprietary Boost midsole technology to the trail this spring. The Herzogenaurach, Germany-based brand’s new Terrex Boost shoe for men and women is designed for mountain running, featuring lightweight construction and low-to-the-ground styling with a Continental rubber outsole, speed lacing and a torsion bar for stability. The $160 look will deliver in February to outdoor and athletic accounts.
Transitioning from fur to footwear, Glamourpuss NYC, traditionally a winter accessories line, will launch shoes for spring ’15. The collection of 24 styles shies away from winter and instead takes inspiration from the beach — think printed neoprene, nautical patterns, starfish details and coral hues on a variety of sandals and wedges. The collection, produced in Spain and priced between $170 and $350, will sell at independent accounts, such as Pratt’s Shoe Salon in Naples, Fla.
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India-based Ruosh, a collection of casuals and dress casuals for men, is making its U.S. debut for spring ’15 through Kravetz Group from Andover, Mass. The collection is inspired by such classics as boat shoes and Chelsea boots, interpreted in a range of materials including waterproof leathers and distressed canvas. There’s even a series of boat styles featuring team colors from some of the world’s best sailing crews. For added comfort, Ruosh uses removable cushioned footbeds and lightweight outsoles. Retailing from $50 to $100, the line will deliver in January to independents and department stores.
Danish brand Ecco will introduce a new line of women’s and men’s sandals to market for spring ’15. The Cruise collection, which retails between $90 and $130, features textile and leather uppers, as well as the brand’s Receptor outsole technology, durable TPU outsoles and, in certain styles, TPE antimicrobial footbeds. The three men’s styles (a slide, a three-point sandal and a sport sandal) and four women’s looks (a slide, a three-point sandal and two sport sandals, one of which is pictured here) will deliver to outdoor and footwear independents and department store accounts.