Michael McCaleb and Chad Tovey founded Zuriick in 2006 after searching for the perfect pair of shoes and coming away empty-handed. The designing duo launched their label with a short run of the Ake, a rubber-soled, canvas upper that quickly caught on with the casual-cool crowd. From those modest beginnings, the Salt Lake City-based label has expanded its line of simple, lightweight, and stylish footwear to include multicolored canvas lace-ups (the Beata), men’s and women’s leather pull-on boots, and canvas dress shoes. The brand's "USA boots" series, a collaboration with Nick's Boots, features burgundy, stacked-heel boots and other styles made in Spokane, Washington.
Ah, that perennial problem: You’re scouring a sale for shoes, and just when you think you’ve found the perfect pair, and are starting to figure out which suits and jeans they'll work with, you suddenly discover that the store is completely, utterly sold out of them in your size. It’s the shopping equivalent of that old trope in the movies where a turntable needle scratches across a record. Well, whether you’re looking for sneakers, boots, or lace-ups, you won’t experience that here, because every shoe in this sale comes in your size.
You don’t actually have to be tailgating to wear the stylishly easygoing clothing and accessories in this massive game day-themed sale. The perfect hoodie, the perfect pair of jeans or sneakers — these are integral parts of your wardrobe. Then again, if you are tailgating, putting 'em all together certainly wouldn’t hurt matters.
Sneakers take a step up under Zuriick’s direction. Choose among sleek leather slip-ons, colorful canvas lace-ups and two-tone suede high-tops, all with the signature purple soles, of course. Or treat your feet to these avant-garde sneaker-boot hybrids.
Within this range of minimalist sneakers you can see the line’s genesis. It started off with the simple Ake, a handsome slip on available in leather and canvas, and soon progressed to the Beata, a mid-top canvas sneaker with contrasting trim. Now the line includes the hi-top Kettle as well as the Parker, a classic lo-top model that comes in bright lagoon blue.