web analytics

spartoo

Airstep Becomes A.S.98

There is no doubting it: autumn is here. There was even a hint of ground frost this morning as the overnight temperature grazed just a couple of degrees above freezing. The perfect excuse to pull out your favourite parka – like this one from Esprit. The thing I love about coats like this is that they can

Dr’s Orders: “Flat, Wide, Soft Soled Shoes”

I’ve been having some trouble with my foot recently. I have a significant pain across my toes, down the outside of my foot and in my ankle. After a month of it getting more and more painful, and more and more stiff making it hard to walk on it, I gave in and went to

Defining Your Younger Years in Trainers: Nike Air Max

What shoes define your younger years? I don’t mean what stunning designs were you wearing when you turned 18 and were allowed to wear whatever you wanted. I mean, which shoes did you lust after when you were too young to buy your own? The shoe, or rather the trainer, that defined my young teenage

Converse versus Vans

I mention Converse on here a lot. I love them. They are comfortable and I love the style. They go with everything and last for ages. But when a blogging friend from the States commented on my most recent post featuring Converse that he prefers Vans, it got me thinking. I wear both. There is no denying I

Tie Dye Converse

Hands up if you had fun putting elastic bands around t-shirts and dying them in a buckets of  bright blue, purple and pink dye when you were a kid? I know I did! Well it appears Converse have bought themselves a box of elastic bands… meet this season’s take on the All Star. What do you reckon?

Shorts and Baby Pink Converse?

I’m going to do it. I’m going to jump on the “we’ve had blue skies for a whole day so it must be springtime” band wagon and suggest it’s time to start thinking about lighter materials and short sleeves. Too early? Quite possibly, but it’s nice to dream of summer! Oh and yes, I’m also

Everyday Shoes from Outdoor Brands

I love being outdoors and know for sure that when you’re enjoying the countryside what you need is something decent on your feet to make getting around nice and comfortable. I lean towards decent outdoors footwear brands such as Merrell, KEEN, The North Face and Salomon (to name just a few – I’m not fussy

Bright Trainers Make You Run Faster

A friend told me the other day that bright trainers make you run faster. Seems a reasonable statement… And with January being the month when everyone seems to want to get fit, it made sense to do a bit of trainer window shopping and bring you a handful of brightly coloured runners to get you

Casual Wedges for a Day on the Cobbles

When you live in a city where cobble stones are a regular feature on the streets, wedges are a vital part of a girl’s wardrobe. You get the height that you would from any pair of heels alongside the stability of having a flat sole. I normally think of wedges as being styled for a

Shoes Too Garish?

You all know I love my shoes. If I had a pound for the number of times I’ve been asked how many pairs of shoes I bought in New York… (none by the way, that’s none, honest). But the fact is that while I may well have exaggerated the number of pairs I need, my

UGG Australia for Autumn

Oh Autumn you are such a beautiful season. You give me so many opportunities to enjoy the change from summer to winter. You are so colourful with your browns, reds and oranges. And you are the signal I need to put my summer shoes away and get out my favourite kind of footwear – boots.

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

Pump – The Exploding Shoe

Recall this scene from Austin Powers? Gotta love the International Man of Mystery – and this scene always makes me smile because it is the inevitable consequence of anyone like Mike Myers being given a pair of trainers with an inflatable element. Reebok’s “The Pump” has been one of those shoes that has been retro

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