GOLETA, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MOZO® Shoes, creator of innovative footwear for culinary professionals and a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK) reveals its second creative collaboration with famed restaurateur, chef, and author Marcus Samuelsson. The new style-forward line, the 125 th Street Collection , is now available nationwide via select retailers and online at www.Zappos.com.
"We are thrilled to team up with Marcus for the second time. He is not only a force in the culinary industry, but also a fashion icon. The new 125 th Street Collection offers professionals a shoe with so much street-style that they can wear it in and out of the kitchen," says Jeff Bua, MOZO Brand President."I am obsessed with shoes and was excited at the prospect of bringing street-style into the kitchen. So often you see chefs working in shoes that don't properly help them perform. The 125 th Street takes the cool factor of a street shoe and merges it with the intelligence of MOZO, leading to traction, support and long-lasting comfort that truly support the cook," said Samuelsson. The 125 th Street Collection is named for the iconic street that Samuelsson's award-winning restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, calls home. The collection includes three different mid-cut designs available in waxed canvas, black patent leather, and a scuff resistant black synthetic upper. Each of the shoes gives an insider's nod to the professional kitchen with a molded, diamond plate toe-cap inspired by industrial steel grating. Additionally, one of the Chef's shoes in the 125 th Street Collection features a waxed canvas design that showcases the famous wallpaper that adorns Red Rooster Harlem's walls and is a page from Samuelsson's grandmother's handwritten recipe book. Further details and images can be found online at www.mozoshoes.com. About MOZO ® Shoes: MOZO® makes innovative footwear for culinary professionals, inspiring them to create and giving them the tools to do it well. MOZO dedicates itself to producing revolutionary footwear that can handle the heat of any kitchen and the scrutiny of any dining room. For more information, please visit www.mozoshoes.com and follow MOZO @Mozo_Shoes. About Marcus Samuelsson: Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality. He caught the attention of the culinary world when he became the youngest person to receive a three-star rating from the New York Times as Executive Chef of Aquavit. A winner of five James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City, Marcus was also honored as guest chef at the White House, where he planned and executed the Obama administration's first state dinner. Samuelsson is the chef/owner of 14 restaurants including his flagship Red Rooster Harlem, Kitchen and Table in Sweden, and the recently opened American Table Cafe and Bar at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Uptown Brasserie at John F Kennedy Airport. About Deckers: Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a premiere lifestyle marketer that builds niche brands into global market leaders by designing and making innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear developed for both high performance outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. UGG® Australia, Teva®, Sanuk®, Tsubo®, Ahnu®, MOZO® and Hoka One One® are registered trademarks of Deckers Outdoor Corporation. For more information, visit www.deckers.com. SOURCE MOZO Shoes