…and the rest of this week’s Shoes News.
JW Anderson x Converse pop up
At London Fashion Week in February, I was thrilled to see Converse on the catwalk of one of my favourite designers, JW Anderson. Although I’ve interviewed him twice (he’s lovely!), if, like me, you’re more likely to shop on the high street than at Net-a-Porter, you might be more familiar with him for his Uniqlo collections than his own label or Loewe, which he is also creative director at. So while he is a catwalk genius, he also really knows who to bring a design edge to more everyday brands.
Converse x JW Anderson high tops, £130, and low, £120 (converse.com). Other styles available at £90.
Anyway, this Thursday those Converse went on sale, and a pop-up shop in Soho has opened to celebrate (the last day is today, Sunday July 22nd). You might need to queue to get in (it was one in, one out when I passed it on its first day) but it looks pretty cool. Alternatively, you can still buy a few sizes online here.
Red Wing’s new women’s store
Speaking of Soho, it’s all good news when it comes to shop openings this week. Head to Newburgh Street (just behind Carnaby) and you’ll find Red Wing’s new store dedicated to female footwear. The great thing is that they have some limited numbers of discontinued styles, including my grey (or are they purple?!) moc boots that so many of you have complimented me on over the years (see above). So you could pick up something really rare…if you hurry! It’s also worth going there to check out some of the archival images and shoes they have on display.
15 new colours for adidas Deerupt
One of the best things about going freelance is that for the first time ever, I am getting my money’s worth from my gym membership. If you read my feature earlier this week about why I don’t wear heels, you’ll know that I’m quite limited with the type of exercise I can do, but I’m keen now I’m in my 40s to build my bone and muscle strength, so I’ve started a couple of HIIT classes, as well as barre and yoga, and so far it’s going really well! As what I do in the gym is low impact, I can wear my adidas Deerupt trainers and I LOVE them.
adidas Deerupt, £79.95 (adidas.co.uk)
Although I’m usually more of a retro trainers girl, I think these look great – very flattering on the leg and super cool. I also love that they’re basically slip ons – I do love a fuss-free shoe! This week the brand released loads of new colours, and I’m very tempted to get another pair. There are 15 new shades to choose from (which makes a whopping23 in total!).