Why the Campus is king, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

Adidas reissues the Campus and I’m into it

En Brogue wearing adidas Campus

adidas Campus, £69.99, offspring.co.uk

I’m loving the current trend for re-released retro sneakers (I wrote about it for my day job at the Evening Standard this week, you can read that here) and no-one is doing it better than adidas. They’ve been reissuing classic styles every year since the Stan Smith in 2014 and this year it’s the turn of the Campus. Think of it as a hybrid of 2015’s reissues, the Superstar, and 2016’s, the Gazelle; it’s chunkier than last year’s suede hit and it doesn’t have a shell toe, but it’s got that similar retro vibe and also has its roots in basketball (rather than tennis, which is what the Stan was designed for).

Pam Pam adidas Campus

adidas Campus, £80 at Pam Pam (pampamlondon.com) pic credit @pampamlondon

I’ve bagged myself a pair in navy because, USEFUL, but there are loads of shades available on the adidas website including a lovely sky blue and a look-at-me deep pink. I’m wearing them as I write this and can report than they are as comfortable as my beloved Gazelles. There are some spot on millennial shades on offer too – cult east London sneaker store Pam Pam has picked up the Instagram-friendly grey or off-white suede with pale pink (e.g. pickled ginger!) sole.

3 of the best fancy pants rubber slides

From top: Mango platforms, £29.99 (shop.mango.com); Prada slippers, £315 (prada.com); Zara floral slides, £39.99 (zara.com)

My bumper series of three of the best sandals continues, and this week it’s the turn of the fancy rubber slide. As seen on the catwalk at Miu Miu and Prada (pictured here), I’m happy to say that the high street has done a cracking job of producing some homages – I personally think the Zara ones are better than the Prada!

On my radar – Le Monde Beryl

Le Monde Beryl

Le Monde Beryl slippers and mules, from £275 (matchesfashion.com)

I’ve got a few new brands creeping onto my radar at the moment, and the one I want to tell you about this week is Le Monde Beryl. And not just because it has the name of my favourite dinner lady tea crockery set in it! As you can see from this pic, it’s a collection of Venetian slippers inspired by the ones that gondoliers wear. They might be a bit pricey, but they are all handmade near Florence so are pretty special. They come in velvet, satin or suede and I love that pointed shape on the vamp. Great for a shoefie.

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