Casual Shoes from Oliberté

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Oliberté was founded in 2009 “with the concept of building premium outdoor leather shoes by quality crafts people resulting in creating sustainable jobs.” This idea is very simple and powerful: Trade not aid. Check out the website and you’ll see the wide variety of casual shoes and other leather products available from this brand made in Ethiopia.

They sent us a pair of the Narivo in Brown-Yellow Pullup casual men’s loafer to try out and we were very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship. The brown shoe is pictured above and you can see that it would be perfect with jeans or slacks and for all sorts of casual settings. The high quality leather is very soft, and the classic design also has a modern twist with the lighter colored soles. This pair comes in grey, tan and green as well.

Here are the specs for this pair that retails for $130:

• Traditional stitch-down stitching around base
• Premium brown/yellow pullup leather upper
• 100% goat leather dark brown lining
• Vegetable tanned leather midsole
• Natural crepe rubber outsole with wedge
• 3mm dark brown round leather cord laces

If you browse the website you’ll also see a wide variety of beautiful leather bags as well. When it comes to quality and design, we’re confident you’ll be happy with products from Oliberté, and with Father’s Day coming up soon, you can find some excellent gift ideas as well.

  

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Rockport Parker Hill Moc Oxford Review

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There are some shoes that command attention, and from the time I first tried on Rockport‘s new Parker Hill Moc shoes, they screamed style! You can keep a low profile look with the youthful Parker Hill Moc. With its hand-burnished, dip-dyed, full-grain leather upper, this men’s oxford teams up handsomely with your favorite chinos or denim; seaming details, including a split toe seam and understated moccasin toe, add rich detail. Bolstered by an adiPRENE by adidas dense foam pad to protect on heel strike, the polyurethane footbed is designed to manage moisture as it cushions. There are plenty of color choices to choose from (we tested the rocksand & red combo, which is pictured above) and can be found online at Zappos. The Rockport Parker Hill Moc Oxford is finished with rubber inserts in the sole for added shock absorption and enhanced traction.

The Parker Hill Moc Oxford is priced around $150.00, which is a bargain for the style and quality you literally walk away with. I can’t remember the last pair of shoes I wore that commanded so much attention and looked as good on me.

  

Rockport Clearview 2 Moc Low Review

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With warmer weather arriving, it’s time for boating season and having a great time outdoors. If you appreciate both style and comfort in your activities, check out the all new Clearview 2 Moc Low from www.rockport.com. Bottom line is these shoes are hot and you can wear them with just about any get-up.

The Clearview collection has found a way to make classy kicks street legal. Inside the trendsetting exterior is adiPRENE by adidas cushioning to absorb shock at the heel. EVA combined with rubber pads creates one of the lightest shoes in their range, but doesn’t sacrifice the comfort you come to expect from a Rockport shoe. The Clearview 2 collection is a contemporary collection of cup-soled dress sneakers with a retro feel, available in one-eye, chukka, lace-up and wingtip styles, which boasts a surprisingly lightweight silhouette based on the unique sole that features adidas technology. The Clearview 2 Mocs are already one of my favorite pair of shoes!

  

UGG Kaldwell Chukkas Review

Most chukkas you see out on the street today look pretty smooth, but for those who desire the best, don’t waste any more time and check out the sleek UGG Kaldwell Chukkas from www.UGGAustralia.com. Out of the UGG casual wing, the Kaldwell Chukkas are the quintessential spring chukka boasting a burnished nubuck upper and seersucker-inspired, cotton-striped lining. Providing the pinnacle of whisperweight traction, a custom-created Vibram outsole lends signature UGG luxury. As spring and summer approach, you’ll see friends and strangers enjoying their days in the fresh UGG Kaldwell Chukkas.

  

Product Review: Rockport Ledge Hill Wingtip Shoe

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If you or someone you know is shopping for shoes that can look great in both business casual and straight-up casual looks, check out the new Ledge Hill Wingtips from Rockport. We recently tested these fresh offerings from Rockport and the comfort level is really high. The Rockport Ledge Hill Wingtip men’s dress shoe takes the classic, dressy wingtip and makes it work for everyday casual occasions, with handsomely good looks and a wide array of colors and materials. The Ledge Hill Collection is the perfect embodiment of casual attitude that looks as good dressed up as it does dressed down. Full-grain leather is soft and supple with beautiful details that punctuate this lightweight shoe, which combines coziness with chic style.

You might know from checking out these shoes, but top of the line technology is involved here with:

· ADIPRENE that provides shock absorbing heel cushioning
· Full-grain leather that is easy to clean and maintain to extend product life, as well as suede leather which provides a casual look and great comfort
· EVA cushioning that conforms to the shape of the foot for a personalized fit

The bottom line is that the Rockport Ledge Hill wingtip has classic looks with modern technology that your feet will thank you for wearing every time!

  

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