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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 16, 1987)
Monday, March 16
Daily Nebfaskan Supplement
By Joeth Zucco
Animalism'seems to be the new trend in men's
and women's shoes for spring as buffalo leather,
pony hair, croco-mocko, snake skin, feathers,
safari looks and the ever-classic leather stam
pede the market.
"In open weave shoes, leather is going to be
big," said Greg Mallem, men's shoe buyer at the
Post and Nickel. "Multi-colored shoes with dif
ferent textures like snake skin, broken glass
prints and salt and pepper looks are big."
In addition to animal looks, metallics will
continue their appeal as the Southwest influ
ence and chambray looks grow in popularity.
Silver will be ths strongest, accompanied by
gold, pewter, rose and bronze.
Susie Sup, women's shoe buyer at the Post
and Nickel said that there will be a definite
pastel influence. She cited flats, pumps, sandals
and Sperry Topsiders as major styles. Pat Willi
ams, fashion consultant at Centerstage Shoes,
said that pale yellow and neutrals will be big
"according to Calvin."
Spring boots for women are a new trend, not
because Nebraska gets snow in May, but because
of the Santa Fe and safari looks. Major colors will
be white and natural. Sup said that a lot of fringe
and hardware plus cut outs add accents.
At the other extreme, sandals will continue
their prevalence as the favored shoe. Sup said
that the Southwest Indian feeling will affect
their popularity. New styles show metallic beaded
thongs, wide leather thongs with cut outs edged
in metal, and the basic leather thong. Mallanv
said that he's hoping that sandals will be big for
men. He said that huaraches will be strong as
soon as the weather gets warm.
"People are going to want to wear shoes that
are going to be cool on their feet," Mallam said.
Comfort may not always be first priority for
those who have to dress up. Williams said that
heels will still be popular for business women
and listed several different heel shapes from
slender to blocky. He said mid to low heels are
"In summer, flats are always more important
than heels because summer's more casual," Sup
As styles change and revert to the past, shoe
styles are following them with a 1980s update.
Mallem said that more pointed styles are show
ing up, even some beatle boots. He said that
some companies such as Zodiac are showing bits
and pieces of the past. For women, Williams
cited baby-doll heels as the only reflection.
Most shoes don't last decades or even an
entire season, depending on how they're treated
and worn. Williams said that shoes that are worn
barefoot don't last as long because of perspira
tion. Mallem suggested wearing socks or rotat
ing the shoes worn daily so they can dry out. He
said that he's hoping that footies will be big this
summer with canvas shoes. He also suggested
buying more than one pair.
"A lot of shoes are being made better, though
because the industry is constantly researching,"
For the consumer seeking comfort more than
style, Birkenstocks offer a comfortable alternative.
Maria McCabe, owner of Footloose and Fancy,
said that she has a complete range of customers,
from children to elderly people to football
The most popular style continues to be the
two-straped, neutral sandals. She said they're
easy to slip in and out of. Three new styles are
taking a different approach for spring with cut
outs, no backs and ties. Light gray, peach and
yellow add to the wide array of colors.
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