Speedy Move On Current Trends
THEY say that what goes around comes around, and nowhere could that be more accurate than in relation to the footwear craze currently sweeping the world - the old fashioned· desert boot.
We're not talking dowdy or boring here - more your bright colors, solid construction and quality materials, like the ones being produced under the Speedy Duck label by New Zealand manufacturer, McKinlays Shoes.
"We used to make these traditional desert boots about 30 years ago and the current craze is all about rediscovering that quality and originality but in a range of bright and striking colors," said Graeme McKinlay. "Just as in those early days, we again use an authentic crepe sole and quality suedes imported from Italy, in pastels and brights, including red, purple, yellow and green as well as black, sand and chocolate.
"We talked about the possibility of bringing out a range and were probably.a little bit early when we started showing.them around February this year. Now, however, they are everywhere.in all shapes and forms, but we think the authentic, locally made· collection by a company that is renowned for its stitch down construction, offers retailers a quality product at an affordable price.
So excited with the early response to the Speedy Duck desert boots are they that David and Graeme are already talking of exporting to Italy, and other. countries.
"With so much coming out of Asia these days, many customers .are looking for product that is different. in design and manufacture, and a Made in Australia or in this case, 'Made in New Zealand, carries a lot of kudos.
McKinlays have re-released our version of a traditional desert boot. Our boot called Sahara features top quality Italian suede uppers & genuine crepe rubber soling & of course are made using our unique "veldschoen" stitchdown construction.
Available in a large range of colours (Green as shown, Red, Black, Purple, Sand &
Chocolate) these will be available from a select number of stockists throughout New Zealand & Australia. They will also be able to be ordered online from our website shortly.
Watch this space for more information.
New Zealand Stockists
McKinlays Retail Store, 454 George St, DUNEDIN 03 477 1839
McKinlays Retail Store, 26 Kelvin St, INVERCARGILL 03 214 1455
Holland Shoes, 239 West Heretaunga St, HASTINGS 06 878 8508
Minx Retail, Main Road, OTAKI 06 364 0407
Minx Greytown, 87 Main St, GREYTOWN 06 3048281
Minx Petone, 188 Jackson St, PETONE 04 5893515
Mischief Shoes, Lambton Quay, WELLINGTON 04 803 3180
Ultra Shoes, 55 Manners Mall, WELLINGTON 04 4733740
Mischief Shoes, Broadway, AUCKLAND 09 5226772
Gubbs, 102 Wakefield St, WELLINGTON 04 384 3037
Mariposa, 37 Commercial St, TAKAKA 03 525 7548
Cobblers Inn, 145 Wai-iti Road, TIMARU 03 688 4251