Much like my opinion of Victoria Beckham, I have been very impressed with Alexa Chung’s designing skills since she launched her eponymous label last year (if you haven’t seen it, you can check it out here – the current season is inspired by Britpop, which I obviously approve of). So I was really excited to learn that her brand has collaborated with one of my favourites – Superga. The capsule collection launched on Thursday and I managed to get my hands on a pair this week. How nice?
2492 ALEXACHUNG satin in green fern, £75 (superga.co.uk)
The pair I am wearing are made from green satin, and come with a little pocket on the toe. No idea what that’s for, but I’m sure it will come in handy one day! There are also mules and mid-tops in the collection, in canvas and patent leather. The ALEXACHUNG branding appears on the tongue and the gum sole – it’s subtle, so a nice touch. And being Superga, they are obviously incredibly comfortable, as well as totally affordable.
Superga ALEXACHING, from £75 (superga.co.uk)
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3 of the best…high street sneakers
I’m not always a fan of high street sneakers, but if there’s one type that they do well, it’s a plain white tennis-style shoe. Plus I know a lot of you don’t like to fork out too much on white trainers, what with them being prone to getting grubby and everything, so the price is very agreeable too. I love the ribbon stripe down the heel of these Boden trainers – a little subtle nod to Gucci – and the gum sole on the Mango kicks is right up my street, too.
Vans x Rains
Vans x Rains Old Skool Lite, £75 (vans.co.uk)
It’s funny how often Shoes News ends up being about nothing but trainers! And so it is this week, because your final story is a collaboration between Vans and the Danish outerwear brand, Rains (they make great rain coats!). Inspired by the industrial landscape in Copenhagen, the collection features shades of black, off-white and olive on classic styles. They went on sale yesterday and prices start at £65.
Vans x Rains Slip-on Lite, £65; Vans x Rains Sk8-Hi Lite, £85 (vans.co.uk)