Thursday, 11 September 2014

Footwear Brands Musician Magician

Footwear Brands Musician Magician

If your after some class, then why not try adidas.
Or maybe something fast, thats also made to last.
Merge running with Pumas, or better yet Onitsuka Tigers.
Something more trendy? then try some Superga or Nike or even some Cushe.

Winter is coming and the sun is hiding,
Have you seen our selection of Dr Martens with sheepskin lining?
Adesso and Art or maybe some Blowfish, or have you considered something more stylish
Campers high quality, but then so is Caterpillar, or what about Converse, there colour selection is killer.

Crocs and DC are big on TV, but you shouldn't judge a brand by its media CV
Shoes, boots, sandals and wellies, lifestyle fashion, walking and don't forget about jellies
Sizes are different between UK, US and European, across all destinations including the Caribbean.
If your still not sure what size you are, I wouldn't blame you because shoes sizes are quite bizarre

What brands are left, have I still got far to go?
I need to be careful that I don't rush it and lose my flow.
Let us continue with brands that showcase your toes,
Some brands are practical whilst some are for show.

Birkenstock and Birkis are near enough the same
Aside from the quirky designs the difference is in the name
People feel Earth Spirit and Keen are so comfy its magical,
But you'll really want FitFlop if your looking for practical.

This is your lot for this weeks post
I've only just began and I don't want to boast,
Please stay tuned for my next edition
of 'Footwear Brands Musician Magician'

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Back to School

So following on from last weeks blog “Time to get the boots out” referring to the wet and cold August we’ve just experienced. I thought it’d be a nice time to take a look at school shoes as we start September. It’s a tricky situation buying school shoes, everyone has an opinion, the kids just want to fit in with the latest trends and parents just want something that’ll last, is not too expensive and that gives them as little a headache as possible. Simply put, it can be an absolute nightmare! The guidelines from school to school can be as varied as the hot dinners and because of this we do advise clarifying the types of shoes allowed at your particular school prior to purchasing. For example some allow trainers, other black trainers and then sometimes they are even more specific, so it can be difficult. What we can guarantee, is that we have something for everyone. We stock a large range of shoes suitable for school from the traditional Dr Martens, Kickers and Hush Puppies through to the more fashion conscious trainers in an all-black style or those with a bit of a heel if the school allow them, such as the Vagabond or Rocket Dogs.

So far this back to school season, the biggest sellers in our all black footwear include the Kickers Kick, this style comes in two designs the Kick Hi boot and the Kick Lo shoe. With a rugged look they are also smart and stylish and the 4 eyelet front lacing system ensures an easy fit. Dr Martens 1460Z in Black smooth has also been a big seller for the boys, a classic from the British born brand, they were even in fashion when I was back at school, back in the mid 90’s. DM’s are synonymous with hard-wearing and comfortable footwear which incorporates their AirWair sole unit. For the girls the Dr Martens Polley are also hugely popular and a classic style. These Mary Jane style shoes are simple, classy and so in fashion at the moment! Meanwhile a slightly different approach for the girls is the Skechers Go Walk 2. This is more of a trainer but it is one of the most comfortable pairs of footwear available and they come in an all black design with a breathable upper and the flexible sole unit.

From a fashion shoes perspective moving away from the traditional school shoes, we also had a lot of interest in the Unisex Vans Authentic Black. This simple fashion trainer is made for both women and men, a simple understated design it is minimal but not to be underestimated. This is one of the classic designs that helped make the brand what they are today with a canvas upper and the legendary vulcanized sole unit. Converse has a similar range for their shoes keeping the principles behind their classic styles but with an all-black colouring to help ensure their suitability for the majority of schools. They do this for their canvas Star Player EV Oxford and the original Chuck Taylor All Stars in both regular trainers and hi-tops in addition to a leather version of the Chuck Taylor All Stars in the Lean Oxford blurring the lines between a trainer and a shoe.

Let us know what you’re wearing when you go back this week or alternatively if you’re as old as I am let us know what you had when you were younger, and what you wanted but were never allowed, like Pams Vagabonds from last week’s blog. Either way we’d love to hear from you!