Waltham, MA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
PlanetShoes.com, a lifestyle retailer committed to helping people live healthier, more eco-friendly lives, is pleased to announce the addition of Kickers to their unique assortment of women’s fashion shoes. Born out of the peaceful uprising of the early 1970s, Kickers was originally conceived in France as a shoe to be worn with blue jeans. Today Kickers offers a wide range of casual shoes that still feature their trademark contrast stitching, hardy crepe soles, and pops of color.
“Kickers is a brand for the ages,” said Phil Meynard, President of Planet, Inc. “They’ve done a fantastic job translating the details that put Kickers on the map into fresh styles for the modern woman. Anyone who embraces the hopeful and imaginative spirit that first inspired their creation is sure to love the newest breed of Kickers.”
PlanetShoes.com is carrying a variety of women’s styles from Kickers, from tall boots to mary janes.
It all began in 1970 when Daniel Raufast, who created Kickers, stopped to look at a poster for Hair, the American musical expressing a widespread desire for personal freedom. Day after day, a whole generation bursting with energy was inventing an original way of life in tune with their new aspirations. The key words of this young generation determined to live their dreams to the full were: independence, optimism, imagination, escape. And these dreams were embodied right down to the way they dressed in practical, colourful clothes asserting their identity. But one key element was missing in this imaginative and creative look, a form of footwear which would be to shoes what jeans were to trousers – the symbol of an alternative culture, both a way of expressing their difference and a promise of new pleasures. This shoe first appeared in the spring of that same year, and it was called Kickers. Like jeans, the cult clothing of the children of the rock generation, Kickers are strong, practical and comfortable. Like the multi-coloured shirts of the Flower Power generation, they are bright, cheerful and colourful. And like just about everything that the offspring of the Swinging sixties liked to wear they represented the simple, authentic qualities of natural materials. That is how Kickers and its legendary ankle boot came into being. 40 years later, Kickers is staying closer than ever to its roots, defining itself as a lifestyle, a modern, authentic brand which transcends generations. Visit http://www.kickers.co.uk to learn more.
PlanetShoes.com is an innovative lifestyle retailer committed to helping people live healthier, more eco-friendly lives. The first in the industry to offer a CarbonFree Plus shipping alternative, PlanetShoes.com specializes in products that blend function, style, comfort and value with eco-ethics. The company proudly offers a wide selection of shoes, bags, and other accessories from more than 160 brands. For more information, visit http://www.planetshoes.com.