Spring Footwear Showcase: Dearfoams, Terrasoles, Superga

By Andrea Thatcher on October 19th, 2007 0 comments yet. Be the First

Dearfoams_slippers.JPGYesterday, Dearfoams, Terrasoles, and Superga held their Spring Footwear Showcase at the Bryant Park Hotel where the brands debuted a lot of hot new styles. Dearfoams just launched two new slipper lines–Bliss and Dreamtop. Bliss is their salon-like line and the slippers are made with loofah and gel component bands across the top and massaging heel points–great for just stepping out of the shower. The look of the Dreamtop collection sort of reminded me of a pillow-top mattress. It has an extra layer of cloud-like cushion for ultimate comfort. Also, for the holidays, look for their new Mens collection with terry, mesh, and suede to keep feet cozy, but not too hot during those chilly winter days. Go to the jump for more on Dearfoams, Terrasoles, and the new-to-the-U.S. Superga.

Dearfoams_spring%20collection.JPGDearfoams is also more than just slippers–the second season of their hip NV line (above, right) continues to impress with cute polka dot ballet flats and their newly added sleek sandals in black, white, and spring colors with madras plaid insoles. And this season, Dearfoams has just launched two more shoe collections: DFSport and Compacks. The DFSport collection (above, left) features extremely light, flexible athletic sandals that’ll be great to slip on right after your workout. Compacks is their new travel collection–these slippers are ultra-light and can be flattened and folded every which way to fit in any suitcase or bag. And best of all, these slippers come with a matching fabric bag to carry them in, or to use for your toiletries. The Dearfoams basic slippers are taking a cue from consumers and are now much more flexible (pink slippers shown folded, above).

Terrasoles_spring%20collection.JPGThe second brand showcased was the newly released (September 2007) environmentally friendly footwear made from bamboo, organic canvas and recycled soles, Terrasoles. The Ranier (top left) has become extremely popular as an ultra-comfy yoga shoe, but it’s also an attractive flat for day wear. For spring, Terrasoles has come out with some very chic styles in fun colors, such as the Mary Jane-style Cascade (center, left) in Melon, Pewter, Seafoam, and Black and diagonal-strap Palisade (top right) in Lilac, Shell, Pewter, Melon, and Black. The Sunset sandals (bottom right) shown in Lapis Blue and Melon, are stylish, yet sporty sandals great for summer.

Superga_spring.JPGLast, but certainly not least, the 95-year-old Italian Superga footwear is finally going to be made available in the U.S. come November. Similar to Keds, but a bit more sleek, low-cut volcanized Supergas are the #1 shoe in France and Italy. Made to be worn without socks, they’re the perfect spring and summer shoe. They come in a variety of designs such as sequined, metallic, Madras plaid, plus highly coveted limited-edition styles like the Swarovski crystal-embellished black shoes shown above (top right). The Prossimamente heel (bottom right) is a hot new style that’s coming out this spring. The brand will first be available in smaller boutiques like Fred Segal, then later will be available in department stores.

free%20shoes.JPGAt the end, the footwear brands gave away goodie bags with their fall line of shoes to take home–like these chic Dearfoams eNVy Vintage black flats with flower accent ($20), supercomfy Terrasoles Paradise ($29.95), and luxurious pink Dearfoams faux fur slippers ($20).

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