Back in the late Nineties, my mum (of all people!) got herself a pair of Nike trainers from the newly opened shopping outlet Gunwharf in Portsmouth. This came as somewhat of a shock for me, as this is the woman who until recently, had never owned a pair of Converse (she’s also got a pair […]Read more "Why I’ve fallen in love with sock trainers"
Is there anything Pharrell Williams can’t do? (Apparently not) He’s a talented chap, that Pharrell Williams. As well as being a top musician, producer and all-round hottie, his collaborations with adidas have been hugely popular. And yesterday saw the release of the latest one, with four new shades of his signature Tennis Hu silhouette. They’ve […]Read more "How to pimp your white trainers, and the rest of this week’s Shoes News"
adidas NMDs summer drop adidas dropped (did you like my sneakerhead terminology there?!) its summer release of its hugely popular NMDs this week. Now, while I don’t have a pair of these myself because I always thought they weren’t really my style, I am really coming around to them, particularly with these new summer releases. […]Read more "New adidas NMDs & the best retro runners…this week’s Shoes News is a sneakers 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"
I’ve been meaning to do a post on plimsolls for a while now, so with the release of Grenson’s new offering, I thought now would be the perfect time! Grenson’s come in two shapes – high top and low top – and two colours which frankly, I wouldn’t be able to choose between. Every time […]Read more "The plimsolls guide"
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"