The new Gourmet Quadici shoe for the brand's Spring/Summer 2012 collection transports me back to the rainy days of my childhood, splashing through puddles wearing my favorite pair of rubber duckies. The Gourmet Quadici shoe embodies all things outdoorsy, with its waterproof top to mountain boot-like lace-up top.
While the shoe was inspired by orthodox mountain parkas, the white midsole featuring a cushioning system also makes it a suitable footwear option for a metropolitan look. Available in a soft palette of beige, mauve, red and eggplant purple, the new Gourmet Quadici shoe delivers versatile style and sophistication to its wearer.
Implications - Businesses that are capable of reinventing an outdated or older product into one with contemporary and modern characteristics will fare well in today's society. Consumers will be drawn to products' nostalgic traits and be more willing to invest their time and money into a product with which they share a connection.