The women changing the face of British footwear

I was thrilled a couple of months ago when a female shoe designer got in touch to tell me about her new venture. This week, a shiny pair of sneakers from her fledgling brand Aerska arrived for me to try out! And it got me thinking; so many of my favourite shoes these days come […]

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Catwalk sneakers, tie-dye DMs, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

Men’s fashion week was all about the Converse Well hello there! This week I come to you fresh from working my first ever LFWM – that’s London Fashion Week Men’s – and I’m here to tell you that Converse is high on the agenda when it comes to men’s fashion, both on and off the […]

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Nanna shoes are back! And this year they’re flat…

3 of the best: nanna shoes White, Β£59.99, shop.mango.com; red, Β£29.99, zara.com; green, Β£79, cosstores.com Remember last year when literally all the fashion bloggers in your Instagram feed suddenly started wearing ‘nanna shoes’? For those not familiar, these were block heeled slip-on shoes, a little like ballet pumps but with a much higher vamp covering […]

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Hush Puppies: you know they’re comfy, but did you know they look this great?!

I’ve always known that Hush Puppies existed, but I’d never owned a pair of its shoes myself until recently (although I tested a pair of its desert boots with ‘Worry Free Suede‘ once and was really impressed). So I was excited to try out a couple of pairs over recent weeks, because as you know, […]

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Shoes News: why you should always shop abroad, lovely loafers, and more…

My new adilette slides This week I had a lightbulb moment while I was in Lisbon celebrating my 40th birthday (again). By some stroke of luck, I happened upon this graffiti while I was there to illustrate this story! Anyway, Lisbon is not full of shops you’d recognise, save for the odd Zara and H&M […]

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Shoes handmade to order in the UK…for less than 90 quid!

I have a new brand to tell you about! And you know how much I love telling you about new brands. It’s not 100% new, in that it has evolved from a Northampton-based family business that’s been going since 1908, but it’s new to me so I’m guessing it’s new to most of you too…and […]

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Shoes News: these crazily comfortable retro shoes, and more…

I Pod, you Pod, we all Pod…Β  Pod Heritage ‘Marley’ T-bar sandals, Β£50, awaveshoes.co.uk One of my earliest memories is going into Clarks or Start-Right in early September with my mum and being desperate for a pair of red school shoes. Unfortunately, due to Oakfield Primary’s strict school uniform policies (which thankfully came with a […]

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