Printer Friendly

Footwork: the stylish and comfortable way to walk to the water cooler.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

(1) GEOX shoes are all sole. Designed and manufactured in Italy, the entire line of men's and women's leather footwear, including the horseshoe-buckled New Alexa ($140), sports micropores in the rubber outsole. Line up under your foot's sweat glands, the tiny holes absorb and expel sweat but are too small to let water back in; keeping your feet dry and odor-free, even without socks.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

(2) Fashioned with an inclined sole, Earth Shoe's Downtown 2 ($139) is designed naturally align your body. Keeping your heel lower than your toes corrects your posture to relieve back pain. What's more, the 3.7-degree incline means you'll burn more calories and exercise your muscles with every stylish step, The bark-colored glossy oxford has tapered toe-box stitching, a padded tongue and cellar, and leather lining and footbed.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

(3) Designed to mimic the natural shape of your foot, the casual Peu Ideal sneaker from Camper ($170) is all about comfort. The removable insert adds more comfort, while the lightweight and flexible rubber sole provides traction and long wear. Bonus: The elastic lace makes the shoe a breeze to slip on and off

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

(4) The Tsubo Wazata ($140) has a sleek design and a double-density polyurethane footbed that's firmer in the heel for support and softer by the toe for cushiony comfort. Climate-control perforations keep your feet airy and dry, and the skid-resistant sole contains rubber bubbles for shock absorption.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

(5) Eco-friendly and foot-friendly, Terra Plana's Doll ($165) gets its deep color tone and buttery texture from vegetable-based dyes rather than the traditional toxic chrome tanning. Hand-Stitching minimizes the amount of chemical glue used in the shoe and also lends the shoe a handmade look. The flexible leather upper sports a shoe a toe that's both feminine and roomy enough to spread your digits, and the latex rubber sole is both durable and slip-resistant.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

(6) Italian leather meets technology in Duttile by Puma's 96 Hours ($325). Made from brushed calfskin leather and soft pigskin lining, this urban and contemporary loafer feels like an athletic shoe thanks to the breathable and contoured TPU-injected nonslip sole.
COPYRIGHT 2007 LPI Media
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007, Gale Group. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:FAST LANE
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Oct 23, 2007
Words:359
Previous Article:Datebook 10.09-10.23.
Next Article:Big Benz: Mercedes-Benz GL550.


Related Articles
Kiger mustangs to be put up for adoption in Burns.
die-hard duck fans shelling out big bucks.
Santa Clara mall plans larger addition.
EWEB donation aids food bank.
In deciding state's future, be aware of Oregon's past.
Letters Editorial.
Navies from war to relief: the start of operation Iraqi freedom in 2003, along with the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, have...
Girl Child/Petite Fille.
Do you want to be a better business journalist? Follow Jim Michaels's example and advice.
From endurance to strength to power by way of the water.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters