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Gourmet brings something new to the table to satisfy the insatiable hunger of ‘heads for the freshest and dopest kicks and apparel to boot. The brand blends the laid back but luxurious Italian culture with the ruggedness and relaxed American culture into their designs. Gourmet is the fusion of the old and the new, the traditional and the contemporary with the comfort and luxury of fashion. It represents Old World Italy and its grand tradition of exclusive custom-fitted clothing for men with the use of only superior fabric and materials. “Gourmet is all of the above.” Greg Lucci, Greg Johnsen and Jon Buscemi founded Gourmet in December 2005. All three are respected veterans in the footwear industry: Lucci worked for Zoo York as Vice President and was responsible for its overall business, marketing and creatives. He also played a creative key role in the Mark Ecko Enterprises, such as Complex Magazine, G-Unit Apparel, and ME collections. He also has his own jewelry line called Ends. Johnsen was the Creative Director for Lotto North America and Lotto Legenda lifestyle collection. He also opened Hall of Fame his own exclusive headwear boutique that sells limited edition caps and headwear from fashion to street wear brands from around the world.

If you are someone who puts importance on fashion and comfort, KruZin has you covered. Two seasoned experts in the footwear business, Hans Cheng and Ming Shih, founded the company. Cheng has been constantly designing for companies such as Diesel, DKNY and Converse, among others. Shih has served as International Sales and Operations Manager for Cosmoda and GBMI. The two put their heads together to create a brand that combines strong visual aesthetic design with unique comfort features that makes the ultimate trendy comfort shoe. KruZin will have you breaking necks for all the right reasons with its sleek, edgy and funky look. It offers numerous designs with more than 15 colors and patterns to choose from. The men’s footwear line provides a fresh look for casual athletic shoes. It combines bold colors and unique textures that can be easily paired with a laid-back style- perfect for men who want to stand out and who are constantly on the go. Their lady’s footwear collection hand embraces the feminine soul and strength. It would make any woman feel empowered with its unconventional designs. KruZin partnered with Alessandra Gold, the founder and designer of Goka Design. Gold’s design can be described as distinctive, original and avant-garde. KruZin’s fresh approach to the casual athletic shoe and Gold’s unique perspective on shoe design conceived the Sharon Line and the Oxford Line. Both designs display a modern taste and youthful spunk. KruZin also promises durability, support and utmost comfort with

its advanced comfort features. It is extremely lightweight, has heel padding with shock absorption and uses high density EVA midsole and TPE insole and non-slippage rubber bottom. Wearers can be assured of only ultimate comfort and with the assurance that KruZin footwear can keep up with them and their activities. A quick run-through of the technology of the Kruzin sneaker: -Recycled EVA Midsole with flex grooves provides better cushioning and enhances shoe flexibility to experience an effortless stride -Thermo Plastic Elastomers (TPE) Insole. The removable foot bed provides efficient cushioning and excellent comfort to prevent impact from reaching the legs -Latex Sponge provides extra padding support to help you stand at ease even after hours of walking -Air Cruiser is the low pressure unit in the heel compresses easily when your foot hits the ground providing support and stability -Non-slippage Rubber Bottom is made out of non-marking natural gum rubber outsole that provides durability, flexibility, excellent footing, non-slippage and a smooth stride -BumpZer is the overlay adds sustainability and stability to give a snug fit and for better toe support The KruZin technology ensures comfort and foot support needed for an active and hip lifestyle. With its youthful and modern design, you will definitely stand out. KruZin is exclusively distributed by Primer Group of Companies and is now being sold in selected Res|Toe|Run branches: Glorietta 4, Robinsons Ermita, Trinoma, Festival Mall and Ayala Center – Cebu City.

GOURMET footwear and KRUZIN fashion athletic shoe is available at all ResToeRun branches.

VOLUME 7 2011  

VOLUME 7 2011: CONVERSE JACK PURCELL "POLKA DOTS" X GOLDIE