…and the rest of this week’s Shoes News
Introducing the Vitesse
I know I write a lot about Seven Feet Apart, but it’s because I just love this brand’s ethos. As well as all the brilliant stuff they do in terms of ethically sourcing their materials and partnering with local charities, they also really listen to their customers. And what did their customers tell them? That they really, REALLY wanted a slip-on sneaker.
‘The Vitesse 702’, £127 (sevenfeetapart.co.uk)
You know what it’s like; you’re busy, about to run out of the house, and although you want to wear the comfiest shoes in your wardrobe, there’s a pair of pool slides right by the door. Might as well wear them because it’s quicker, even though it’s cold and they don’t really go with the rest of your outfit (specifically your socks).
So meet the Vitesse 702, Seven Feet Apart’s new slip-on style which comes in seven colours, including a snazzy spotted black leather. As you can see, I’ve tried them on my feet and can report that they are just as comfortable as as the classic 172. Just more convenient. To celebrate, Seven Feet Apart shot the campaign on real customers, which is a really nice touch.
3 of the best…Mary Janes
Mary Janes might remind you a bit of your school shoes, but if you opt for a bright colour with a slightly pointed toe you’ll get rid of all of those memories and instead find yourself with a hard-working pair of pumps that are ideal for weddings, work and everything in-between.
How to give plastic pollution the boot
Christopher Raeburn X Palladium: ‘Baggy Safety Pack’ boots in black or grey, £148; ‘Pamper Recrow Knit’ boots in blue (also available in black), £188 (tower-london.com)
I love the designer Christopher Raeburn. He’s one of the good guys, always striving to find a better way of doing things. He’s long been into recycling (I own a Christopher Raeburn dress made from upcycled vintage silk maps) and this collaboration with Palladium boots continues his message. They’re made from recycled rubber, and even the laces are recycled. Oh, and they look great! Released this week, they’re available exclusively at Tower London.