Tom Wells from Shoe Carnival shows off the latest styles for Easter and spring.
Step into Spring in Color
With holidays, graduations and weddings on the horizon now is the perfect time to look for colorful shoes to accent any outfit. Madeline Stuart “Sissy”, Delicious “Joanne”, Delicious “Joel-S”, Cabrizi: “Delilah” & “Breck” are key picks for dressing up any look you may be wearing and stepping out in color for Spring.
What started out as a gladiator trend a few seasons ago has evolved into countless interpretations of cool ways to wear flat sandals. From flowers to rhinestones and circle ornaments the details make the difference! This look is versatile in a woman’s wardrobe, these sandals can easily be paired with shorts and a tee for a casual look or even worn with a dress or skirt. Slip into a pair of Cabrizi “Flo”, “Lola” or “Penny”. Try on the hip looks in the Ynot “Ella” and the Vigoss “Trust”. Add a dash of fun in the Madeline Stuart “Sammi” & “Maria”. Whatever your personality we have you covered at Shoe Carnival with flat sandals.
Get a Lift in Wedges
How many women do you know that just wish they were a little taller? Wedges offer height with support and just happen to be spot on top of the trend list for Spring 2010. Check out styles like Solanz “Lainey”, “Kacey”, “Spicer-SC”, “Laurie”, Aerology “Summer Plush”, Coconuts “Delanie”, Self Esteem “Honey”, UNR8D “Krista” and Unlisted “Bet You Can”. Notice the variety of wedges some with raffia wrapped wedges like the “Kacey” or cork wedges like the “Bet You Can” and “Honey”. Also the uppers are unique featuring woven and braided accents like the “Laurie” & “Lainey” and even jewelry for your feet like the “Delanie”. These shoes also offer the wearer versatility easily being worn with dresses and skirts to the office or on the weekends with her favorite pair of jeans.
Sometimes the coolest shoes have been in style for years; they just get updated in new patterns and materials and suddenly look fresh. We are loving the preppy plaids in the U Polo “2-Coral” & the “2-Perth”. These kicks look great with khaki and denim and are sure to liven up any outfit. For the young at heart we like the beat of the UNR8D “Gamer”, “Spy-Hig” and “Mollie”. From bold streaks of color splashed across the “Gamer” to classic buffalo checks on the “Spy-Hig” this collection of canvas let’s your inner artist come alive…let your shoes tell your story.
Slip on and Go
Every closet floor needs at least two pairs of these on the ground ready to slip on and go. Our customers love athletic sandals and Shoe Carnival offers a wide variety of this product like Nike “Comfort Thong” & “Comfort Slide.” With 8mm of memory foam and a flexible outsole these sandals are not only sporty they ooze comfort! Or give your feet an instant massage by sliding on a pair of Adidas “Adissage” slides – a real treat for your feet. These sandals are perfect for wearing to and from sports practice, yoga class or the pool – they make getting on your feet and out the door a breeze!
We have a very nice selection including brands such as Dockers, Stacy Adams, Steve Madden, Nunn Bush and Streetcars.
One style in particular is the Dockers Perspective. This is an updated contemporary style that hasn’t forgotten that guys like to be comfortable. It features a full grain burnish leather upper, hidden goring for additional comfort and a real personal fit, full length cushioned EVA insoles with a gel pad in the heel for all day comfort and a lightweight latex rubber outsole for superior flex. This style looks great with slacks or khaki’s and is also available in tan and comes in wide widths.
Slip-On Dress Shoes
We also carry some more fashion forward brands including Stacy and Steve Madden. Slip on dress shoes are the way to go for many men today. Just slip them on and you’re out the door. The Stacy Danton with its leather uppers and linings has the great run off toe with some nice detailing on the side. With the goring at the top it is a comfortable and easy fit and also available in wide widths.
The Madden Regis is another great slip on dress style that we’ve just gotten in. Again it has the run off toe which is so popular right now. Double goring and leather linings make this a great comfortable fashion shoe for spring.
Canvas and Plaid
Now that we’re done with your men’s basics let’s move onto some really fun spring styles. Canvas and plaid have made a huge comeback this spring. We saw it start last year and it continues to grow.
Some brands setting the canvas trends are Ralph Lauren Polo, US Polo, Sperry, Gotcha and Levi’s. What we see in the marketplace is the whole “American Heritage” look really coming into play here. It’s that refreshed preppy look with a casual feel all centered around brands such as Sperry, Rocket Dog and Ralph Lauren which is why we are so excited about the Polo Brisbane style that you see here. Again, plaid is a key pattern for spring.
The classic Levi’s brand has also made a huge comeback the last couple of years and now you are starting to see it in the footwear segment. We are launching this brand in our stores this spring and really excited about the look with the iconic patch on the side.
Plaid is also big not only in the canvas but also in the sandals. These three styles from Gotcha and Rocket Dog are really cool. The Mesa and the Jockey have this great padded insole with fun plaid uppers and if you want to not show that much plaid you can always go with the Cabo with the plaid footbed and frayed canvas strap. And for those of you not quite ready for the plaid we also have the tan Boulder and Durango or the Brown Caravan slide.
Don’t worry, we’ll still have all your traditional basics this year but we’re really excited about these fun new items the spring for men.
To find the Shoe Carnival location nearest you please visit www.shoecarnival.com or call 1-800-430-SHOE. Selection may vary by store.
SLC area locations:
Cotton Mill II
628 W. Telegraph Street
Washington, UT 84780
Brickyard Shopping Center
1202 East Brickyard Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Main Street Marketplace
1475 N. Main Street
Logan, UT 84341
Campus View Jordan Landing
7742 Campul View Drive
West Jordan, UT
305 E. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-6924