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

Metal

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

Summer fun

Shoeture UK

Loose!

Apparently, sponsorship is what’s cool in the streets right now (well that and taking other people’s stuff), so I had a ponder over who I would MOST like to see rocking Shoeture on the street and I settled on…

….The Loose Wires!

This motley bunch of international party starters are all creatives in different industries and you can follow their individual exploits HERE!

Now would also be a good time to see how they’ve been rocking Shoeture this month..

                                                 @niksnode, @BBetter

                                                      @NikSnode

                                              @BBetter, @MagL33To

@LooseWires will be featured regularly here at Shoeturistic :o)

Attend!

We were invited by one of London’s underground dance icons, D-Lo to be part of the upcoming event, The BuZzz. Taking place at Madame Jojo’s in London’s soho on 22nd August, it will be a gathering of creatives, fashionistas, dancers, artists, musicians and other ‘Cool Cats’.

Got flavour? Then come enter the ‘Swagger battle’ and pick up goodies from a number of sponsors including Trainerspotter, G-Shock and many more. And no, Cher Lloyd will NOT be judging.

Full details can be found here: Buzzzzzzz and the Schmap here: Mapppppp

Fash!

Bumped into the awesome Peeks and Lolo of Mo-Am at the recent Pure London fashion trade show in Earls Court.

With celebrity news, insightful perspective on real-life issues, health tips and styling suggestions, you NEED to hit their site NOW..

..well, as soon as you finish here, heh heh.

Do it! > mo-am.com <

Taste the Rainbow!

Hope that isn’t a trademarked phrase *gulp*. Anyway, I’m referring to these Crimson ‘Tangs’ that arrived in London last week and are clearly good enough to eat.

Crimson 'Tangs'

Gold 'Tangs'

(L-R) Brushed Steel - Silver - Violet 'Hooks'

(T-B) Gold Pins 'LA' and 'Shoeture'

As you can see, Gold ‘Tangs’, ‘Hooks’ in Violet, Brushed Steel & Silver AND Gold Pins (‘LA’ / ‘Shoeture) also arrived. All of these products are now available to buy online at www.shoeture.co.uk EXCEPT the Violet Hooks which can only be ordered by emailing shoetureuk@gmail.com.

They’re just too rare.

What colours or styles would YOU like to see make an appearance?

Planes!

A word of warning to anyone wearing Shoeture when they travel this summer: You WILL have to remove your shoes at the airport for the x-ray machine. And if you’re sporting ‘Emperors’ like I was, be prepared to have a joke made at your expense, haha.

See you next time, Folks!

Metal