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Spotlight on Barbour

Well hello Autumn! With the temperature cooling and the leaves dropping, now is the perfect time to update your footwear and invest in some boots – and Barbour’s brand new collection is just the ticket.

For the ladies, and as part of the Barbour Weather Comfort range, the Rimini boot is crafted from hydrophobic leather and features a weather resistant lining. The Abigail boots are also made from premium leather and boast a beautiful quilted heel detailing. Both of the classic Chelsea style boots also benefit from padded leather lining for supreme comfort.

For the men, choose between the lace up chukka style Readheadboot or the Farsley slip on Chelsea boot. Both are beautifully lined with the signature Barbour tartan print and finished with the iconic branding.

Available and ready to shop now, make this your most stylish season yet with the quintessentially British brand.

From L to R clockwise: Barbour Farsley Tan Boots, Barbour Farsley Black Boots, Barbour Abigail Black Boots, Barbour Rimini Dark Brown Boots, Barbour Readhead Cognac Boots, Barbour Readhead Chocolate Boots, Barbour Readhead Black Boots.

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The White Edit…

With Wimbledon well under way, now is the time to serve some serious style this season with our edit of the best white trainers to get you match-ready white here, white now.

Crisp, clean and modern, it’s easy to see why white is an annual summer trend favourite and so simple to wear. A fuss-free pair of trainers are a great way to freshen up your outfit and will be a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Just add strawberries and cream…

Top Tip: To keep your whites white and prevent any accidents spray your shoes with Crep Protect Spray.

 

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Paul Smith: Mainline Collection

Encompassing casual styles with a creative aesthetic, the Paul Smith Ivo Trainers take sports luxe to a whole new level. Boasting understated minimal vibes with a sleek silhouette and signature stripes, step up your style and do designer the right way. Clean, crisp and contemporary with a small injection of vibrant charm – do you covet the mainline collection?

Crafted from premium nappa calf leather, the Ivo Trainers feature premium striped panels on both sides of the shoe. With signature details on the heel, we’re talking minimal luxury with gold top eyelets for a sleek, contemporary look. Logo details to the sole and tongue complete this dreamy designer silhouette from Paul Smith.

In bold black, neutral navy or crisp white, this natural colour palette will work perfectly with the hues in your seasonal wardrobe. Paired with a casual pair of chinos and coloured socks, you can inject a little bit of fun into your designer outfit. It’s easy to secure optimum comfort with luxe leather footbeds, so all you have to do is decide which hue is for you.

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What’s Your Number?

 

Authentic American giants New Balance bring an authenticity to their trainers that is hard to emulate. Each style is named with a model number, because the emphasis is on the company’s philosophy and heritage, not the individual styles themselves. With a variety of designs and commitment to domestic manufacturing, New Balance is in a league of their own.

The 620

With a retro, athletic design, the 620 is a stand out style from New Balance that is eye catching for all the right reasons.

New Balance 620 trainers in maroon, £59.99

 

 

The 420

In a rich burgundy, the 420 is a casual athletic style, inspired by US track and field teams and the epitome of urban sportswear.

New Balance 420 trainers, maroon, £59

 

 

The 373

Re issued for the Fall 2013 season in a neat colour combination, the 373 is one of the most recognizable New Balance silhouettes.

 

New Balance 373 Trainers, navy blue, £49.99

 

The 574

 The 574 is a design steeped in tradition. Updated from the original 1988 style, it’s looking clean and fresh in this sporty colour

New Balance 574 Trainers, £59.99

 

 The 565

Bringing together the heritage and retro styling of this classic brand and a modernised, technical design, the 565 is a true multi-tasker.

 

New Balance 565, £64.99

 

Competition

We are giving away 2 pairs of men’s New Balance trainers! To win, simply follow us on Twitter & Retweet the #NewBalanceAtSoletrader competition tweet!

 

 

Terms and Conditions

1. Prize draw open to any UK resident who follows @soletrader and retweets the #NewBalanceAtSoletrader competition tweet. 2. Competition opens 9am 21.08.13 and ends 27.08.13 at 8pm 3. Two winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries to win a pair of men’s New Balance trainers.  4.Prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 5. Winner will be announced on Twitter by @soletrader and contacted via DM no later than 28.08.13.

Trend Focus: Men’s Monochrome

 MONOCHROME: Simplicity is underrated,

don’t you think?

The fashion world’s gone mono-manic and luckily it’s got to be the easiest Spring/Summer ’13 trend to nail. The black and white brotherhood is timeless and trans-seasonal, smart or casual and a completely blank canvas to work with the rest of  your wardrobe.

And so the hype surrounding the crisp Converse All Star Mono collection is BIG – unsurprisingly. The iconic silhouette of the basketball sneaker has gone back to basics to become clean, classic and when matched with it’s contrary, totally edgy.  Check out the leather styles for added rock and roll.

 

Converse All Star Hi Trainers, in black leather, £59.99

Converse All Star Ox Trainer in white leather, £49.99

Converse All Star Ox Trainers, black canvas, £44.99

 

monochrome + micro-trend

A key micro-trend  for AW13 is the men’s slip-on shoe. The ultimate travel necessity, the slip-on is comfortable and wearable with an air of continental cool.
Cue Flossy. Founded 25 years ago, Flossy plimsolls are the ultimate combination of comfort and style, originally worn by sailing crew and artists in Spanish coastal towns. Don’t knock ’em until you’ve tried ’em. You’ll never want to take them off, and you’ll never have to, when wearing these wardrobe-staple shades : – 

Flossy Plimsoll Shoes, in black or white, £19.99