Shoe-shoop be doop : What do graffiti artists and hairdressers have in common?

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2009 in news, style |

So many heels, so little time. In the last couple of weeks I’ve discovered a couple of brands I’ve never heard of before, and my PayPal account has been getting sadder and sadder. Whilst I’ve long since been an advocate of Steve Madden shoes (thankfully now on our shores) and have a penchant for New Look and River Island footwear (well priced, long lasting and bizarrely comfortable) I’m always a sucker for something shiny and new. These shoes stray away from the norm as they all bring something a little different to the footwear scene, and manage to be unique without becoming unwearable or overly gimmicky. [And in answer to the above question- they’re all shoe designers!]




Rakish  Heels

What’s better than one great shoe? Two great shoes (and no, I don’t just mean a pair). Rakish Heels have a range of shoes and boots which have removable heels, so you can change the design of your shoe to match you outfit or your mood, Clever and effective, and also quite stunning. 


Kron by KronKron/

An Icelandic hairdresser teamed up with a Parisian designer and these babies were the result. I love the unusual texture in the shoes, from the ruching on the toes, to the added strip on the heels, and find the use of colour and tone very covetable. Those are my favourite types of heel- wearable and pretty and I love the rounded toe and use of ribbon. Bright and energetic, I kinda want all of these, and  I’m glad the designer decided to hang up his scissors.



Insa Heels

Gorgeous looking shoes with a twist.  Ed Hardy may have plastered his name over sneakers with his tattoo inspired prints, but Insa Heels use works from graffiti artists, with the added bonus of a heel. Yes, your four inched friends not only look great but have also been influenced from a  variety of urban cultural sources; imbuing your shoes with more than just a well placed sense of sass.

Their campaign shots are visually stunning and a little risque.. which is a definite bonus in my book


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1 Comment

Sep 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

A little industry secret on shoes, if you notice the last pair that you showed in the pictures, the toes are elevated. Elevating the toes reduces stress to the arch and rounds of the feet. It’s the best way to have a stylish heel that doesn’t leave your feet hurting half way through the day.



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