GOLETA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MOZO® Shoes, the foremost leader of innovative footwear for culinary professionals and enthusiasts and a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK) unveils its new 2014 styles today. Since its inception in 2008, MOZO has been deeply immersed in the food industry; a glance at many a chef's feet finds them proudly wearing MOZO footwear. This 2014, MOZO found its greatest inspiration yet. Looking to the personalities and ambiances found at vineyards, kitchens, farmer's markets, and top catering companies, MOZO discovered the most exciting styles, textures and colors from which to create, all while maintaining its commitment to shoes that are lightweight, durable, comfortable, and easy to clean. With a 2014 line of shoes that feature pig skinned and diamond plated uppers, lining inspired by butcher aprons, and color palettes that draw from the rich hues found within ripe ingredients, MOZO continues to revolutionize the classic kitchen shoe, giving it such style that it not only redefines the dress code for the culinary industry, but also gives food enthusiasts a shoe that speaks to their passion in and outside of the kitchen. MOZO introduces three brand new styles, The Tour Collection, The Harvest Collection and The Gallant, this summer. For a total of eight different styles, these three newcomers join the existing lines of The Natural Collection, The Forza, Sharkz, Wedges, and The Red Skulls. All collections will be available nationwide beginning this July and August 2014 online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers.
THE TOUR COLLECTION
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
The Tour Collection is made for someone with a laidback but keen sense of style. This updated twist on the classic sneaker places emphasis on flexibility and movement with its canvas, low-rise and structured sneaker design. The collection is available in both women's and men's silhouettes; the women's line under The Maven and the men's line under The Maverick. Both The Maven and The Maverick can be worn as a slip-on or a lace-up. The modern style of the shoe is ideal for holding up to the nonstop movement that cooking demands as well as for adding maximum style, comfort and support to everyday errands. Waxed canvas uppers and superior traction combine to make a shoe that withstands the wear and tear of any kitchen while gel insoles provide comfy cushioning. Three-hole ventilation on the shoe's arches allows for breathability and heel counters add support and stability. The Maverick and The Maven are available nationwide this July 2014 for $85-90 online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers. The Maven comes in Lunar Rock, Red, Black/White, and Black in Sizes 5-11. The Maverick comes in Canvas in Black/White and Black and in Suede in Black/Grey in Sizes 7-16.
THE HARVEST COLLECTION
A seasonal extension of MOZO's beloved Farmer's Market Collection introduced this past Spring 2013, The Harvest Collection features two designs, The Sport, a slip-on flat, and The Fab, a flattering ballerina silhouette. Its new palette of vibrant colors and rich textures match the produce coming to life as the fall season sets in, and both styles promise to be a go-to shoe for every day of the week. Suede, waxed canvas, and rich leather uppers make these slip-on flats stylish enough for a gathering with girlfriends, while midsole and quilted top sole provide cushioning. The shoes' lightweight construction and slip-resistant soles give steady traction and ideal comfort. The Harvest Collection is available nationwide this August 2014 for $70-100 online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers. Colors for the Sport Suede / Canvas include Teal, Purple and Red. Colors for the Sport Canvas include Black and Walnut. The Sport Leather comes in Black. The Fab Canvas comes in Black and Walnut; The Fab Leather comes in Black. Available in sizes 5-11.
The Gallant is a classic lace up shoe with a molded diamond plate toe cap for added style and durability. The shoe yields a clean, sharp look and is ready to perform. Its scuff resistance allows it to endure the wear and tear of the kitchen, and it offers lightweight comfort and slip-resistant outsoles for maximum control. The Gallant is available as of this July 2014 nationwide online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers; $130; Available in Black in sizes 7-16.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
As essential to the classic kitchen toolkit as a good knife, the Forza provides all the comfort and performance features that a culinary professional needs. Built with premium materials, the all-leather Forza is lightweight, durable, easy to clean, and dedicated to excellence. It pairs a customizable MOZOFit™ System Technology and a gel insole for unparalleled cushioning, fit and comfort while slip-resistant outsoles give agility and traction. A water-resistant upper and toe cap provide additional protection on the upper toe area. The Forza Collection is available nationwide online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers; $110. It comes in Black Leather; Sizes range in regular and wide from 5-11 for women and from 7-16, regular and wide, for men.
A perfect day to night shoe, MOZO's Wedges come in two styles, Divine and Fresco, each is made of leather and features a three-inch heel. Divine has a sophisticated spirit with supple leather wrapped around a trim silhouette. Fresco offers superior style and comfort with a delicate brass buckle accenting the shoe. Both shoes feature molded footbeds with quilted padded topsoles, water-resistant uppers, lightweight designs, elasticized entry, midsole arch bridges to remove unnecessary weight and slip-resistant outsoles for steady footing. The Wedge Collection is $150 and available nationwide online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers. Divine comes in Black or Brown leather; Fresco comes in Black or Brown leather with teal accents on the interior. Sizes range from 5-11.
THE NATURAL COLLECTION
Back with new styles for the season, MOZO's popular men's line, The Natural Collection delivers the essentials of functionality in a rugged shoe with a classic style that speaks to those who want to get the job done. This is a shoe that looks as good in the kitchen as it does on the street. Blue and white pin stripes reminiscent of a butcher's apron line the interior for a true culinary vibe and also offer breathability. Pig-skinned top lining adds comfort, slip-resistant outsoles provide loads of traction for the active environment of the modern chef and a gusseted tongue keeps feet dry and supplements water resistance. The Natural Collection is available in high top and low top silhouettes in Black, Brown with a Bison Leather Upper and Castlerock with a Waxed Canvas Upper. Find it nationwide online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers; $90-130. Sizes range from 7-16.
Speaking to the athleticism that moving through the kitchen requires –swift feet and mental strategy and accuracy – The Sharkz is a slip-on shoe that offers a full length cushion midsole for support and all-day comfort; its slip-resistant outsoles give superior traction; side vents allow for additional breathability, and a synthetic leather upper has water-resistant properties and durability for an easy to clean shoe. A customizable fit via MOZOFit™ System Technology allows wearers to adjust the fit of one or both shoes with two shims. The Sharkz Collection is available nationwide online at www.mozoshoes.com and through select retailers; $70. Sizes range from 7-14.
About: The MOZO® brand is the foremost leader of innovative footwear for culinary professionals and enthusiasts. MOZO is part of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, the parent company of innovative lines that include UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. MOZO shoes are sold nationwide and can be ordered online, by phone or purchased at select retail locations; www.mozoshoes.com; 866.684.1832. To follow Mozo on social media, visit Facebook: wwww.Facebook.com/MozoShoes; Twitter: @MozoShoes and Instagram: Mozoshoes
Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, MOZO®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Outdoor products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 126 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Outdoor has 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
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