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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3 of the best velvet sandals, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

New Balance x Stance from Β£189, hanon-shop.com Today marks the release of a collaboration between New Balance and one of my favourite socks brands, Stance (they have wonderfully bright designs and incredibly good staying up power – what’s not to love about that?). The two kits – that’s shoes and socks that match – have […]

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Why this vegan sneakers brand is having a moment, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

Very Veja If you’re not already familiar with Veja, it’s the vegan trainers brand that’s really having a moment. I’ve noticed them on the feet of many an Insta-star recently, and celebrity fans include Emma Watson, Lily Cole and Marion Cotillard. They’re now being stocked in all the cool boutiques too, including Merci in Paris […]

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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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