White Supremacy: The Truth

Yeah, I know I picked a controversial title for a blog post, but I want the general public to know the truth. Some of you will be well aware of the facts outlined in this post, but for the rest of you, allow me to enlighten.

White footwear rocks.

With summer descending upon us it’s become more and more obvious to me that you NEED to have a pair of white-on-white footwear in your collection so as to make the desired impact this season. So I bought two.

First up was the glorified plimsole known as Vans Authentic.

Outside of boat shoes and actual flip-flops (‘thongs’ to our Australian readers), there are few shoes that say, “it’s sunny and I know it” like a pair of plain white Vans. I obviously had to get some metal on them as soon as possible and opted for Gunmetal Shoeture Tangs.

As expected, they get a load of attention with every wear. (For the record, at time of writing it’s raining so they are BOXED out of harms way currently).

My second supreme white kicks were a totally different prospect. I mentioned in a previous blog that coming from where I’m from, Reebok Classics have long been a staple of the locals, so in homage to the manor, I plumped for the Exofit Hi-tops.

I don’t have to sell ‘em to you, but if you like your trainers clean, you do a lot worse than these goodies. Leather, light and sporting a groovy gumsole, I sense these kicks will have seen a lot of memorable times over the next few months.

“But what about maintenance?!” I hear you cry.

Well fortunately my homegirl, Lem0n Cake, over at Big Eyes Lil Soles has put together a guide to combat general sneaker-distress and help you resurrect previously given-up-on kicks. Enjoy!

Til next time, Gang


P.S. The metal accessories featured in this blog are available to buy >> HERE.

Shoeturistic meets futuristic!


Hover boards? Android slaves? Talking plants?! We may be a bit far off solving disputes with lasers and light sabers, but it’s clear that technology is moving forward at quite a rate. We take for granted that nearly every electrical device we own can ‘sync’ with pretty much any other and for those that don’t… we can download an app :-)

Let’s have a look at a couple of ‘futuristic’ things that have engaged us recently.

Robot Bunny

In a bid to make Shoeture more easily acquired by the general public, I headed out to West London to find an appropriate retailer and was fortunate enough to stumble upon Robot Bunny


Yes, they have their own comic.

This boutique in Whitely’s, Bayswater is, in fact, a real-life comic with hidden compartments, robotic figurines and angular installations, creating a sense before you even enter that ‘something is gonna happen’.




Brands housed include Robot Bunny (of course) , Benjart, Yes No Maybe and Soapbox among others.



Shoeture is now available to buy instore! (And no, you can’t have my Reebok Monopoly Reverse Jams). Shoeture displayed: Brushed Steel and Matte White Hooks.



Tweet us a picture of your purchase, or better yet, mail us a pic so we can mention you right here in Shoeturistic. For information of where else you can buy Shoeture in UK, visit here.


While we wait patiently for 2015 so Nike can release the self-lacing MAG from the ‘Back to the Future 2′ movie, the good folks at Solebox have been plying us with amazing collaborations which are guaranteed to get heads turning, for the last couple of years.

Starting with the 20th anniversary of the Reebok Pump, Solebox produced arguably the most desirable pair of commemorative footwear of any boutique worldwide, when they produced these goodies…

ULTRA limited at 31 pairs worldwide, I couldn’t get ‘em, then in 2011, they dropped these babies..

…but I didn’t get my hands on those either. I know, I dropped the ball.

Hearing the news that they were dropping the red ones in green this spring, I knew I had to go out on a hardcore limb!

So I had to find someone in Berlin to cop them for me and 30 Facebook messages later, things started to unfold. Here’s a couple pics of their journey!



Finally they arrived in London

Success! With only 250 pairs worldwide, I will admit I have no idea when I’m gonna where ‘em, but it’d better not rain :)


This episode finishes with an online game my sister discovered called Kanye Zone . Don’t want to spoil the surprise, but as you can imagine the game has an interesting soundtrack. If you are familiar with the song ‘N&&*^s in Paris’ you’ll be able to enjoy this for at least a couple of minutes.

Don’t delay, try Kanye Zone now, and tell us in the comments box what you thought!

Til next time, Party People,



Exhibition Diary 3: Onwards to Move It dance show


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Crepe City was a smash and now we’re moving on up to Move It later this week. 3 full days with 25000+ dance enthusiasts – this could be fun, ha. A little reminder of Crepe City should allude to what’s in store at Move It



Props to Loose Wires own, Superfly, for coming through, providing a couple of the shots above AND holding down the strong toprock solo in the video you just watched. In the picture above, Superfly rocks Nike Royals with limited edition violet Shoeture Hooks. The boy done good.


Stay tuned for news on Move It, Folks, it will be big!



Exhibitions Diary 2: ‘Prep City’

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Things are heating up here at HQ. With Crepe City finally arriving today (see previous post), I thought it was important to get a ‘uniform’ so that the general public could spot us easily.


I was tempted to model it for your viewing pleasure but figured I’d leave that to ‘Ten’ (who you’ll meet at Crepe City) or ‘1-Girl’ (see video below). They’re the pros :)

Having a look around Oxford Street it became apparent that advertising IN the store is just as important as OUT, so we got these sexy ‘strut cards’ printed to decorate our table.


Fingers crossed, they’ll light the place up!

Might be worth mentioning we’re running 2 competitions at Crepe City. 1 prize is some Shoeture merchandise and the other is 2 free tickets to our exhibition NEXT week, ‘Move It’. Be sure to visit us at Crepe City to be in with a chance of winning.

1 Girl and her Hooks

As some of our supporters know already, we like to drop some interesting videos and you may have a favourite already.

Our new series is called ‘1 Girl and her Hooks’, where our lead character, 1-Girl,  shows us how she uses Shoeture Hooks in her day-to-day life, often with hilarious results.

Please enjoy the short trailer, and click through to our YouTube channel to see the first episode :-)

See you at, or after Crepe City, Folks


On Location with Rhimes and Turbo

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Last month we introduced Tuyara to you all as a teaser to our “Shoeberia” video and were so inspired by the public’s response we have decided to make “Introducing…” a series. Coupled with our ” Want Hooks?” series, you can be assured that interesting content will constantly be uploaded to our YouTube Channel. If you would like to be featured please drop us a line in the comment box below.

Today we went on location with 2 of our new UK-based brand ambassadors, Rhimes and Turbo.

Both widely respected dancers, both have featured on the “Got to dance” tv show and inspired thousands around the globe. Rhimes chose the Gold Tangs and Turbo the limited edition Brushed Steel Hooks, as their accessories of choice for this shoot. You can purchase them here, by the way.

Stay tuned for the next video in our “Introducing…” series which will feature one of these awesome people. We’re dropping it on Monday 16th January so be sure to subscribe to get the look in first! We’ll tweet you when it’s out anyhow :)

Stay fresh, Folks,


Nuke ‘em naked New York style


Mantis Goes Raw!

Here’s the video Shoeture owners everywhere have been waiting for – the tutorial to lace those metal Hooks QUICK!

In fact, if this is TOO quick, check some of the related videos at  the end to peep the ‘beginners guide’ ^_^

You can visit our YouTube channel >HERE<

Loose Tumbling!

Our party-starters over at Loose Wires are finally on Tumblr, so if you want excitement be sure to follow them. Rumor has it they’re planning to do the Gloucester cheese race next year, and based on this video of member, Air Jordan, you can see why they produce next level entertainment..

It’s fair to say the kid’s got style.

Elite Force!

Was fortunate to take a week-long dance and history training course with Link from Elite Force from New York a couple of weeks ago, and can’t speak highly enough! Learning dances such as ‘The Fila’, ‘The Heart Attack’, ‘High steppin’ ‘ and ‘The Smurf’ was a real insight into the history of hiphop dance …. and they have their own range of shoes!

My personal favourite is the ‘Wind’ variety, and all colours can be found HERE so take a look.

See you next time, Folks. Should have more pictures and news from our upcoming video “Shoeberia” so get involved!


Gun, Gold and Getdown! ^_^

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While waiting patiently for my next personal consignment of accessories to arrive in the post, I’ve been ‘getting my metal on’ with the gold and gunmetal ‘Hooks’.

Gunmetal vs Gold!

Despite the ‘super showbiz’ nature of the gold, i must admit the gunmetal Hooks have managed to work with a larger number of the trainers in my collection and are in someway understated while still yelling, “Hey, I’m down HERE!” Time will tell weather they remain my all out favourite Shoeture accessory, but I’m just as intrigued by the Brushed Steel Hooks, I’ll admit. Already practicing my Robocop walk for the first time they get bus’.

Are you a Golden Child or a Gunmetal Slinger? Which do you prefer and why? ^_^

Hmmm.. what's it gonna be?

H2 Woah!

Despite my current affection for gunmetal I did recently discover a company that ONLY deals with nugget coloured items.


H2 Gold Solutions are a Gold Plating company specialising in producing 24ct Gold Plated styling and performance parts for all makes and models of cars, bikes and most things automotive. Esablished in 2007 after spotting a niche in the car modifying scene for bigger, brighter and parts with that extra ‘bling’ H2 quickly found itself in the pages of national car magazines and being recognised by Editors of major magazines as being the latest ‘hot’ property.

For truly one off pieces that should make you stand out, WILL draw attention be sure to check out H2 Gold Solutions. They can also do all sorts of personal and gift items as well. Just check out the gold ipod!

Let’s be honest, if you’re prepared to adorn your trainers with jewelry, a gold-plated ipod is not going to be outside your comfort zone, ha.

Visit H2 at www.H2GoldSolutions.co.uk for more info and contact details.


Last night I attended a fashion show in Kensington which was cool and everything, but the DJ couldn’t mix a bag of sweets :o/


…the one time I visited the bathroom, THIS is the track the bathroom attendant was broadcasting!

No exaggeration, we were in there SINGING, ha. To anyone too young to know the song, you are pardoned, but anyone familiar will already have taken it back for a reload!

Until next time, Guys, it’s good bye from Efe the bathroom attendant, and it’s goodbye from me.

Restroom karaoke with the crooner from The Collection, Efe

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