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Blue or Green?

I have a difficult question for you. Blue or Green? I’m talking Dr Martens shoes. Their traditional 1460 8-eye ankle boots have been given all sorts of patterned incarnations over the years; but sometimes a nice solid dark colour is the best way to spend your money wisely but still have something a bit different

Back to School Shoes for Me?

All the back to school talk has different meaning for me than it might do for some of you. If you have kids then you either love or hate this time of year – or both. One of the things you will no doubt have to do is go shoe shopping; finding sturdy but comfortable

Some Shoes, Some Memories and an Outfit

I came across these chocolate brown Dkode Mysie shoes when I was browsing the Spartoo website for my last feature on autumnal tan coloured shoes. They caught my attention because they reminded me of a pair I had as a teenager – they were lower than these but the styling is very similar and they

Introducing Air Step Boots – A New Favourite

I came across a new-to-me brand of shoes this evening over on the Spartoo website – Air Step caught my attention thanks to its range of slightly unusual looking biker-style boots.  I’m very good at sticking with what I know when it comes to my feet, but I can’t take my eyes off the different

Review: Salomon Comet 3D Lady GTX Boots

The Salomon Comet 3D Lady GTX are a lightweight hiking boot designed with stability and support in mind. With a high-cut profile around the ankle, a protective rubber toe cap and gore-tex layer for waterproofing, they protect you from the ground and the elements. They are tested by and for women – with a specific last, collar

Review: Hi-Tec Sierra Sina 200 WPI Snow Boots

The Hi-Tec Sierra Sina 200 WPI shoes are warm, waterproof and durable snow boots designed to keep your feet warm and dry whatever the weather. With a leather and nubuck upper, they incorporate a 200g Thinsulate insulation, a moisture wicking lining, and a Vibram rubber outsole ideal for snowy and icy conditions. I chose these myself from the current Hi-Tec

Review: Greeper Laces

A short while ago I tested and reviewed a pair of Salomon trainers that had a new-to-me lacing system which locked shut and didn’t budge, keeping the trainers securely on my feet without any worry.  Greeper Laces have a similar look about them, and come with the tagline “once applied, always tied”. They are replacement

Playtime Tester Review: KEEN Hoodoo High Lace Snow Boots

It seems like a very long time since I won the KEEN Playtime Tester prize… but it hasn’t been until this last couple of weeks that I’ve been able to give the KEEN Hoodoo High Lace snow boots a really good try. I will be honest and say I very nearly bought this pair of boots last year before

Shoes: Back to Work

That’s it. The Christmas and New Year break is over. I’ve had a really lovely couple of weeks off. But now it’s back to work. I can’t complain really, the day job is fine, but that still doesn’t stop *that* feeling in my stomach on a Sunday evening – the Sunday night blues plague me

Playtime Tester – KEEN Arcata Shoes

The second pair of KEEN shoes I chose as part of my Playtime Tester prize earlier this year was the Arcata shoes in black. These are from their Spring/Summer collection. Part of the KEEN BLVD range, these are designed for every day casual wear. They aren’t for miles and miles of serious walking, they are

Playtime Tester – KEEN Turia Sandals

A little while ago now I won the KEEN Playtime Tester competition over on facebook (thanks again to everyone who voted for my photo!). My prize was four pairs of KEEN shoes of my choice (along with a waterproof digital camera and a subscription to Trail magazine) – two from the Spring/Summer range, and two

Sarenza Shoe Addict: Chuck Taylor All Star

Not just one but several people sent me the link to this Sarenza blog post this week… Sarenza, “Your Ultimate Shoe Closet”, are looking for a new Ambassador to receive and review shoes from their site each month. Application is via a blog post about a pair of shoes currently in their online shop, and

Brasher Kuga GTX Walking Shoes

This last couple of weeks, including while I was on holiday in Cornwall, I have mostly been wearing these shoes – these Brasher Kuga GTX shoes. Brasher, who are a well renowned maker of walking boots, sent me these new “multi-activity” shoes to test.  They are light trainer-looking lace up shoes with Goretex designed for “outdoor enthusiasts

Lace Up Boots

I am currently very much liking the military boot trend that is everywhere… flat ankle boots with laces and buckles – I need a pair! But what to go for?  I’ve actually seen the perfect ones, being worn by someone.  They were dark grey, leather, lace up with a couple of buckles on the lower