En Brogue will be taking a short Christmas break, so I thought I do a festive post about studded pumps before I go and have my first sherry of the holidays. I was inspired by a gorgeous pair I spotted on a friend yesterday, and by my own trusty Zara pumps that I’ll be sporting […]Read more "tell me about it, stud"
So you think Fred Perry shoes are all about sneakers? Think again. On a recent trip to its Seven Dials store (which is awesome, by the way; a converted pub with excellent tiles and very well dressed shop assistants) I discovered that it’s really upped its game as far as shoe design is concerned. Sadly, […]Read more "Perry Christmas!"
If you’ve looked for a new pair of shoes in Topshop recently, you wouldn’t have been able to escape the plethora of cut out boots on the shelves (it currently has eight different styles on its website in the low heel section alone). The trend for this well-ventilated footwear originated last year at Balenciaga, but […]Read more "cut out and keep"
This week I did something I haven’t done since I was 17: I bought a new pair of Dr Martens. My interest in wearing them in about 1994 came about as it does for many: through music. Mine was a route that went via a dabbling with grunge to a full-on obsession with the suedehead-influenced […]Read more "what’s up, doc?"
It doesn’t matter how much you love shoes, you can’t afford to buy all the pairs you want. Which got me thinking: how can you spruce up the ones you already own without forking out too much cash? If, like me, half of your shoes are masculine lace-ups, there’s a really easy – and cheap […]Read more "replace your lace and give shoes a new face"
It’s funny where you find inspiration. Yesterday I posted a picture on Facebook of me and my dog from the mid-80s and was struck by the Clarks navy T-bar Mary Janes I was wearing in the photo. I remember my mum always insisting that I wore well-fitting school shoes – which I hated at the […]Read more "The Jesus and Mary Janes"
I don’t usually do two posts a day but I have to tell you about this. You all know I am a teeny tiny bit obsessed with Grenson. Well, this brilliant brand has donated 10 pairs of shoes to Trekstock, a charity supporting young people with cancer. Trekstock have hidden the shoes in some of […]Read more "Grenson x Trekstock #smallsteps shoe hunt"