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.

Where to buy Nike Air Yeezy 2’s in the UK

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This year Nike have dropped a number of kicks that people would (literally, in some cases) die to get their hands on. Trainers such as:

The Air Jordan Concord..

..the ‘Back to the Future’ MAG..

..and The ‘Galaxy’ Foamposites

It’s hard to say which of these shoes was the most coveted, but my personal belief is the MAG was the most exclusive. Roll on 2015!

The most eagerly awaited shoe of the moment however is the KanYe West-designed, Air Yeezy 2.

Ye and Jigga have been rockign tem on their recent ‘Watch The Throne’ tour and and June 9th they will be released right here in UK. Other countries too, but you’ll have to look them up, heh.

The Yeezy’s in either colourway will cost £210, and may not have half-sizes. The 4 outlets that will be selling them in the British Isles are listed below:

Hanon

Hanon Shop
154 Market Street
Aberdeen
AB11 5PP

01224 213452

1948

1948 Bateman’s Row

Shoreditch, London

EC2A 3HH

Yeezy’s go on sale at 12pm, and they’d rather you DIDN’T camp outside. Just saying ;-)

End Clothing

End Clothing
4-6 High Bridge
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 1EN

0191 231 3983

Go on sale at 9am, and they have requested that you DON’T camp overnight

Foot Patrol

Footpatrol
80 Berwick Street
W1F 8TU, London

Running a competition to be ELIGIBLE to buy. Must visit store between Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th June.

If you get your hands on some PLEASE tweet us a picture, especially if this post helped you on your quest. Good luck, Folks!

P.S. If you DON’T manage to get ‘em, you can still get your feet lit up with a set of these!

Metal

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Blog for Shoeture

If you already write a kickass blog and fancy walking around in free Shoeture for the forseeable future, we want to hear from YOU.

As regular readers of Shoeturistic will know, it’s not all “metal-metal-metal” round here, and we’d like to give one or two other fresh writers the chance to have their voices heard. So..

If you are based in UK and already write a blog on style, fashion, trends, clothing, entertainment or are a ‘voice of the people’ and would like to share your words with a broader audience, please email shoetureuk@gmail.com with a link to your blog(s) and a quick lowdown on yourself and why you’d like to write for Shoeturistic. Remember, the right person(s) WILL be walking around in our metal as a thank you, so spread the word.

Stay fresh, Folks,

Metal

Shoeturistic meets futuristic!

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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

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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’.

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

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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.

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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.

Solebox

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!

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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 :)

Kanyezone

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,

Metal

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Exhibitions Diary: 1

Shoeture UK

Since introducing Shoeture to the UK late last summer I’ve been fortunate enough to attend some pretty interesting events. Fashion parties, album launches and a foot-fetishists gathering* (honestly) have all at some point fought for attention on my calendar.

Attending these events and meeting so many interesting people has been a real eye-opener in many ways, since I had no real ‘fashion retail’ experience, but it seems I’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg.

Turns out there are events IDEAL for Shoeture! I decided we had to be a part of Crepe City and Move It.

Crepe City is the UK’s most celebrated sneaker fair, and is held at Bar Music Hall in the Shoreditch area of east London.

Footwear enthusiasts from around Europe are expected to attend in search of rare and exclusive kicks, and discover upcoming street labels. In some ways, Crepe City is also a bit of an art gallery, as you will be wowed by some of the bespoke footwear on display. It’s not unusual to see people cram their foot into something a half-size too small, but you’re just as likely to find the shoe of your dreams!

Come visit our table and leave with something shiny :)

Our second upcoming exhibition is a completely different prospect. ‘Move It‘ is the UK’s largest dance exhibition and is held at Kensington Olympia over 3 full days, expecting 25k+ guests.

Performances, workshops, battles and shopping are among numerous activities to experience on the weekend of March 9-11, and we (plus our stand partners, B-Better) look forward to meeting some of the lovely public. You know we’re giving away a couple of tickets, right? Follow us on Twitter for details.

Stay tuned, Folks,

Metal

*I didn’t go to the foot fetish party, by the way.

Shoeture Models desired!

Shoeture UK

We’re looking for aspiring models with these criteria:

1) Interesting faces. If you think people will look at you twice, for whatever reason, apply.

2) Good sense of colour / style. If you don’t know whether you can dress well or not, please do not apply. If you can rock colour confidently, we can talk!

3) Interest in sneaker culture / frequent wearer / collector. If you never wear sneakers or wouldn’t wear sneakers after the shoot, please do not apply. We are hoping to find strong brand ambassadors who we may use again in future.

4) Physically fit. Whether we choose to agree or not, sneakers are, essentially, sportswear. On our shoots we may want to capture movement and if you can’t jump / touch your toes / other normal physical act, please don’t embarrass yourself or us by applying. You wont be running laps, but basic physical ability is, let’s face it, attractive.

If you are based in UK and willing to travel to London in Mid-February, please email shoetureuk@gmail.com with at least one picture, and explain why you would like to do this shoot. Shooting on Saturday 11th February.

Spread the word and follow us on Twitter!

Metal