To Boot New York
by Stephen Garner

Footwear and accessories brand To Boot New York has launched its debut women’s collection, extending designer and founder Adam Derrick’s offering of modern, Italian-crafted footwear beyond men, for the first time.

Now available at select retailers including Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, Richards and Mitchells in Connecticut, Zappos, and, the brand’s initial women’s collection is comprised of 15 sneakers in an array of styles and colors.

Designed in New York City and produced in Italy, To Boot New York’s women’s capsule is made using the same attention to detail and remarkable craftsmanship that has established the brand as a leader in men’s footwear. Each sneaker is made of the finest quality luxury leathers, crafted by hand and built for comfort and endurance. The assortment includes fashionable, minimalist slip-on trainers for $375 as well as stylish lace-up counterparts for $395.

“Every time I do in-store events or trunk shows, wives, girlfriends, and mothers of customers ask when we will begin selling styles for women,” said Derrick. “Women are looking for the same things that men want in a sneaker: something comfortable, pulled together and fashionable that they can wear anywhere.”

In designing his first women’s capsule, Derrick started with a clean slate to envision original silhouettes and styles with feminine touches. All of the colors, fabrications and details found in the assortment have been meticulously selected. Highlights include oversized laces, metallic accents, suede construction, and the use of leather and deerskin responsible for To Boot New York shoes’ widely admired lightness.

“The fast fashion calendar is on a frenetic schedule that doesn’t reflect the reality of women’s lives,” added Derrick. “Everyone wants modern styling with great details and quality. I am pleased to give women the same high quality and style options that I’ve offered men for more than three decades.”