Shoes News: Vans’ new velvet kicks and boots with bum bags (!!)

Velvety Vans in time for party season  Van velvet Slip-Ons, £55 (vans.co.uk) This week Vans released a sumptuous collection of velvet sneakers. It might be a bit early for some of you – although certainly not for the person in the next street to me who already has their Christmas decorations up – but I […]

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Three of the best silver loafers, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

New shoe brand alert! Tricolour wingtip brogues, £179 (tintlondon.eu) Calling all you flamboyant flat shoe lovers out there – a new shoe label has arrived, and it is VERY colourful. You will love it! Tint London has every extrovert’s box ticked, with metallic brogues, three-tone wingtips and geometric print loafers. They might not be cheap, […]

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

New Balance x Stance from £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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Converse Holiday Party (sparkles!) and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

Converse Holiday Party Chuck Taylor All Star Holiday Party in gold hi, £60; gunmetal low, £55 (also available in pink); and silver hi, £60. All converse.com I’m not normally one for sequins, but I’m rather partial to a bit of sparkle somewhere unexpected. Like on a pair of Converse! For me, these are the perfect […]

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A monthly sock surprise and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

More from Norman Walsh’s Craftsman Project LA’84 trainers, £125, normanwalshuk.com This week Norman Walsh has released more from its awesome Craftsman Project – this time it’s a collaboration with Leeds-based heritage woollen mill Abraham Moon (they’ve been around since 1837!) on Walsh’s LA’84 style. While we’re on the subject of Norman Walsh, I noticed that […]

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12 of the best seasonal sneakers for a comfy Christmas

OK, so you’ve had my party flats guide, but I figured that plenty of you (like me) won’t actually be going to any swish Christmas/New Year parties. If you’re more likely to be celebrating down the pub or at a friend’s house, you might want something even more comfortable than a party flat – something […]

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Me on the telly (squee!) and the rest of this week’s Shoes News

The BBC’s People’s History of Pop (featuring, err, me!) Me in 1995 and my collection of adidas Superstars, ranging from 1995 with gum sole (left) to 2015 (right) So I almost didn’t tell you about this because I’m pretty nervous about it…but I was on the telly this week! The BBC interviewed me about my […]

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