This week, as we’re in full summer holiday mode, the schools have broken up, and technically I am also on holiday (but couldn’t let you miss out on your shoes headlines, of course), I thought I’d make this week all about vacation footwear. Just add sunglasses… LOVE this new super-summery brand Drilles is so brand […]Read more "It’s a Shoes News holiday special!"
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 […]Read more "The women changing the face of British footwear"
Wimbledon sneakers just got sweet I’m not going to harp on about the Stan Smith again this Wimbledon season (although if you are interested in its history and that of tennis shoes in general, you can read all about it here) but that’s not to say that there aren’t some tennis-inspired kicks to tell you […]Read more "Strawberries and cream kicks, ice cream sneakers, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News"
Adidas reissues the Campus and I’m into it adidas Campus, £69.99, offspring.co.uk I’m loving the current trend for re-released retro sneakers (I wrote about it for my day job at the Evening Standard this week, you can read that here) and no-one is doing it better than adidas. They’ve been reissuing classic styles every year […]Read more "Why the Campus is king, 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 […]Read more "3 of the best velvet sandals, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News"
It’s tennis season! InStyle’s editor-in-chief Charlotte Moore and me wearing Lacoste Straightset sneakers #twinningiswinning My favourite time of year (other than Christmas, OBVS!) is now. It starts with the Chelsea Flower Show and ends before the kids have broken up from school, but my absolute favourite period is the last week of June and first week […]Read more "Sneakers made from algae, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News"
Into the blue Protecting the environment has always been high on my agenda. When I was ten I wrote to my local Tesco asking them to provide more recycling facilities (which they did!), and my first ever stint at journalism, for the school newspaper, was an essay on sea pollution on my native Isle of […]Read more "Shoes that save the seas, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News"