Tag Archives: #Shoes

The rise of the clog: Swedish Hasbeens

Designers have been feeling rather nostalgic recently when it comes to footwear. Chelsea boots, buckled biker boots and clogs have been gracing the Autumn/Winter 13 catwalks once again.

Louis Vuitton Cruise/Resort 2014

 

Ter et Bantine, fall/winter 2013

 

Clogs saw their peak in fashion in the 1970s,  originating in Sweden, when they progressed from workers shoes and outdoor slippers, into a Swedish fashion staple.

In keeping with it’s folky heritage, this season the clog has been seen styled with frilly socks and brown, black and maroon hues which complement the town & country style set to explode onto the high street this winter. Get your big knits, floral skirts and tartan out, sharpish!

Clogs/country style mood board AW13

 

Here at Soletrader, we are very excited to be getting the new AW13 collection of Swedish Hasbeens, the ultimate clog brand, on our webstore.

 

Swedish Hasbeens, Look book style, AW13, feat. Zip it Emy Boots

 

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing her Swedish Hasbeen sandals with socks

 

On a summer’s day in 2006, 300 pairs of clogs, dating back to the 70s, were found in the basement of an old clog factory in a small Swedish village. The clogs were brought back to Stockholm and became the inspiration to the Swedish Hasbeens that have been taking the fashion world by storm ever since. To find out more about the Hasbeens story, click here.

 

 

 

 

See the full collection of Swedish Hasbeens here.

 WIN ON INSTAGRAM!

 

Win a pair of Swedish Hasbeens!

To celebrate our new AW13 collection here at Soletrader, we’re giving away a pair of Swedish Hasbeens on our Instagram page!

Head over to our Instagram profile: soletrader_shoes , and follow the instructions on the competition photo!

You must follow us to be in with the chance of winning. To repost the image, either screenshot and repost, or use a repost app such as ‘InstaRepost’ or ‘Repost for Instagram’.

Competition ends Wednesday 11th September ’13 at midnight. Winner chosen at random from all valid entries. UK residents only. The winner will choose one pair of Swedish Hasbeens from the collection on our website. Prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 : – 

 

 

 

New In! New Balance at Soletrader

The New Balance Subculture is escalating. And the hype is well justified.

 

 The New Balance 420 Maroon and 373 Navy have dropped and boy, is demand fierce…

 

The full range of New Balance is available on Soletrader online and in stores now.

 

 

#SALE: Men’s Travelling Accessories

Best Picks: SALE Travelling Accessories For Men

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Fred Perry flight bag, in chocolate. Spacious, grippable & lightweight with a comfortable detachable shoulder strap.

Big enough for a weekend away, so you can spend less time booking bags in and spend more time in the lounge bar…

 

 

2.

Diesel Card Wallet and Diesel Leather Wallet in tan, both have 8 card compartments, perfect for keeping travel details in. Quality, Diesel style.

 

 

3.

Vans have combined their modern skater edge with retro style and practicality.

 4.

Sunpocket Sunglasses are fold-up sports sunglasses, still with a classic style. Lightweight and compact, you can fit them in your back pocket. Available in white, red and green.

 

 5.


The iconic range of cartoonist Paul Frank’s Julius monkey range is as popular as ever, and this bag is great for laptops whilst travelling. What a bargain.

 

To check out more men’s accessories in sale and full-price, click here.

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