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Weekend Shopping: Footwear Update for Fashion and Function

Posted: 08/03/2013 23:00

International Womens Day Retail Boards

A quick look at the latest, greatest footwear releases this month - from cool performance training shoes and graphic street fashion sneakers, to sweet retro-styled suede brogues and classic, timeless courts - for anyone looking to update their shoe collections this weekend.

As someone with a propensity for dressing like a giant toddler, I love how the two sports collections have matching clothes too, especially the fabulous prints at adidas Originals Blue. How fab is the monochrome Firecracker Camo? (Answer: VERY).

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1. adidas Originals Blue

I adore these 90s-inspired designs, especially the Aztec Print which draws on a graphic background from a 1992 adidas Basketball advert, and the Firecracker Camo, pictured on the shoes above. A really strong, attitude-packed collection - including awesome clothing which also interprets these print motifs in various ways - from the adidas Originals Blue range, available now at www.adidas.com

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2. Hemmingway Design for Hush Puppies

This collaboration between Jack Hemmingway and Hush Puppies couldn't be any cuter. Inspired by British Club Culture and Hush Puppies' design heritage, this womenswear range of suede brogues and loafers looks sweet enough to eat in ice cream and chocolate colour ways. A fantastic (and comfy) way to inject on-trend colours into your wardrobe for an instant style update - they also have some great men's styles too. £110, available now from www.hushpuppies.com

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3. Nike x Undercover: Gyakusou Collection

This collaboration really interested me as their Gyakusou SS13 collection sees Undercover infuse Nike's functional performance sportswear with a premium fashion edge. I've not seen anything quite like it before and hope it kick starts a trend for more of these types of options as there don't seem to be many about for the fitness freaks who want their workout clothes to have a more avant garde fashion influence. Available now at selected Nike retailers worldwide and www.nike.com

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4. The Anouk Court Shoe by Jimmy Choo

A clean, simple design, the Anouk is a classic court shoe from luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo that's been seen treading various high profile red carpets recently on the likes of Daisy Lowe, Jaime King and Jennifer Lawrence. The ultimate plain black heel, the Shimmer Suede, and the Gold and Silver Mirrored Leather options are both timeless and beautiful. From £365 (prices vary depending on the material as there are various versions available) at www.jimmychoo.com

 

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