Wham! Get funky!

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Today discovered the new video showcasing Jeremy Scott’s designs for Adidas this Autumn / Winter, and am personally pretty impressed. What’s your favourite item?

Love him or hate him, the guy knows what he’s doing, and it’s great to see that the extreme over-reaction to the ‘shackle‘ shoe has not knocked him off his stride. Jeremy, we salute you.

If funky music and funky dancing is your vibe, our people over at B-Better have just released the trailer for their upcoming dance course called ’4 Foundation’

Taking place this August in London, be sure to give them a look. We’re gonna try the popping!

Stay fresh,

Metal

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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.

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

Taslima Khan – ‘Girl Gang’ sponsored by Shoeture UK

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When I was approached by an upcoming fashion designer to have my  products featured as part of her collection I was humbled, yet unsure of how it would ‘fit’. Shows how much of a rookie I am to the game, heh, but I had a bag of faith in Taslima Khan and seeing her creations evolve from idea to sketch to physical artistry has been quite the learning curve!

The name of her first collection is ‘Girl Gang’ and is inspired by ‘A world Without Men’ – a book by Helmut Newton. Our crimson Hooks feature on Silver hi-tops.

I’d love to wax lyrical about the fabrics, concepts and craftsmanship, but it’s a better idea to contact Taslima via Twitter, so she can explain her hip-hop and sports inspired work with far greater clarity than I could ever hope to :)

No stranger to modelling herself, Taz is also professional dancer and has appeared at at least 2 exhibitions Shoeture have held this year. Look out for her in our upcoming videos, ‘Move It’ and ‘Ladies say what?’

www.twitter.com/mz_tazzytaz

See you next episode, Party People

Metal

Ladies, Worldwide – have your say!

Our last public appeal (for models) had an overwhelming response and thank you to all that applied.

We would like to ask the public again to leave an impression on us, but interestingly, we only want to hear from the women this time. (Fellas, continue to read, as ultimately this may benefit you).

Ladies, I want to ask a question:

“In menswear, what item of clothing makes the biggest impression and tells you most about them? What should dudes give the MOST consideration to in their outfit?”

Now, there are no right or wrong answers, and no answer is too short or too long. If you just say ‘hat’, that’s cool, but if you want to go deep on the stitching of Helmut Lang trousers, that is also up to you, ha.

Here comes the fun part – you need to send us your response as a video or a photo with you holding up a sign with your answer on it :-)

Email your vid / YouTube link / Facebook link / picture to shoetureuk@gmail.com and the first 40 responses will be featured in our montage.

The guys need your help!! >_

All contributors that want their Twitter account mentioned in the credits, it shall be done, just say in the email. Oh, and you can call yourself a ‘style consultant’ now ;-)

Entries close 5th May so get filming!

Metal

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