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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 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.


Swedish Hasbeens Zip It Emy Boots, £255


Swedish Hasbeens 373 Singoalla Sandals, £165


Swedish Hasbeens Highed Heel Jodhpur Boots, black


See the full collection of Swedish Hasbeens here.



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. 


The Little Black Boot


Our signature Little Black Boot has landed for AW 13, and it’s ability to look amazing with every outfit we put with it, has really impressed all of us here at Soletrader HQ!


The SOLE exclusive Santana Boot, patent black, £84.99


Here’s how to wear the wardrobe staple boot with this season’s biggest trends:


The Little Black Boot

The Little Black Boot
What’s your favourite look?