Dr Martens x BAPE, En Brogue on TV, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

DMs has teamed up with A Bathing Ape

Barely a month goes by without another fab collaboration from Dr Martens. Today, it releases its joint effort with Japanese label A Bathing Ape – also known as BAPE – in the form of these very cool, very subtle camouflage shoes.

En Brogue wearing Dr Martens x A Bathing Ape

Shoes, 1461 Bape, £120 (drmartens.com); socks, €26 (oybo.it); jeans, Paige (old); dog, model’s own

“But they’re not camouflage!” I hear you cry…however, look closely and you’ll notice an embossed pattern on the leather. It’s like a nice surprise once you’re near enough to see it! Available in the 1460 BAPE (boot) and the 1461 BAPE (shoe), they come in classic black or oxblood. Perfect if you fancy something a bit different without being too flamboyant!

Dr Martens x A Bathing Ape

Blundstone’s pop up store in Covent Garden

This week, Blundstone launched its first ever physical store in the UK, and where better to pick than the road I’ve always thought is one of the best in London for shoe shopping: Neal Street. It opened its doors on Australia Day earlier this week (it’s a Tasmanian brand) but is only going to be there short term. I don’t have a date that it will close yet but I would advise not hanging about! I’ve never forgotten how disappointed I was when I tried to visit the tinned fish pop-up restaurant in London a few years ago and it had closed the previous day…(true story — tinned fish is a weird obsession of mine!)

Anyway, as you know, Blundstone is a brand I know well and really trust for fantastic, comfortable, waterproof boots. They are my daily go-to for dog walking (and Mr Brogue’s, too), though they are much too good looking to be confined to that alone, and are insanely comfortable from the moment you put them on. En Brogue recommended for sure!

En Brogue does This Morning

If you follow me on Instagram, you can’t have failed to miss this, but yesterday I was on This Morning on ITV! At first I was disappointed it wasn’t a Holly and Phillip day, but it turned out that Eamonn and Ruth are absolutely lovely, so it was all fine.

En Brogue wearing Rogue Matilda

Rogue Matilda “Birdie” shoes (no longer available, but there is a brilliant sale on here and they have the same ones in black)

I was invited on to debate with a lady who is a celebrity dating expert (who knew?!), and seems to think that all women, particularly those under 5ft10, should wear heels on a date. MASSIVE EYE ROLL. You can watch it here – including the part where she calls me out for the shoes I was wearing (above) having a ONE inch heel. I MEAN. Anyway, it was lots of fun (Nadia was very pleasant off camera!) and I am wearing a LOT of make-up, which made my eyes water. Oh, the glamour of live television!

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