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New shoes (and boots!) for Autumn

23 Sep

Well, as ShoesieQ writes, it seems that the summer is still hanging on. Which bearing in mind that its now pretty much the end of September (!) means just one thing: Strictly Come Dancing is back! Plus, perhaps more pertinently (at least as far as this blog is concerned) it’s time to think about buying some new shoes or, even better, BOOTS!

So, on the off chance that you, dear shoelover, are wondering what you need to look out for in the shops this season, here’s ShoesieQ’s Top 5 trends for AW16:


 1) Toes are having a bit of what fashionistas like to term a “moment” – so you’ll continue to see a few pointy shoes and boots, such as these gorgeous suede courts by Hogl and K&S. But if you look hard you may also spot there’s also a sub-trend of  squared off toes, particularly on biker boots.

2) Chelsea boots. Yes we know, not exactly high fashion, but as always oh so useful, so definitely worth a mention. As you can see from these fin examples by Fly London and Vagabond, this season’s Chelseas they’re a bit more grungy, with a platform and or a bit of a heel rather than the ladylike version we saw so much of last year.


3) Loafers and Lace Ups. These fab shoes by Vagabond, Tamaris and Lilimill respectively are proof, if proof were needed, that Androgeny rules!And as you can see from these pics the most fashionable Oxfords, brogues and lace ups are on a bit of a platform. Which leads us nicely on to……


4) Platforms. Elegant wedges have all but disappeared to be replaced by the resurgence of the Platforms of all depths and sizes, from barely there to full-on 1970s in your face (though there are still plenty of wedge platforms about too – phew!). FYI these utterly gorgeous boots are by Fly London

and then last, but very much NOT least…………


5) Pewter. This is the main trend you’ll see everywhere! Hip Hip Hooray – pewter is very much a Modish favourite! Mainly because it incorporate two things we love more than anything – a bit of subtle shiny-shiny, along with the chameleon-like ability to go with just about any colour under the sun. What’s not to love! NB It’s only fair ro warn you that the Black and Pewter boots above by Fly London are selling like hotcakes, so if you fancy a pair you’ll need to get your skates on!

So, ladies and gentlemen, the great news about Autumn 2016, at least in terms of what we’ll be wearing on our feet, is that there’s something for pretty much everyone. And as doubtless this lovely warm weather will be buggering off shortly, ShoesieQ suggests that you head off and treat yourself to a lovely new pair of shoes or boots ASAP!



15 Jul

ShoesieQ started the day by purchasing some new Spanish shoes for her shops this morning. And, if she’s being honest, she found it a bit tricky to get her head around this particular buying session.

Now to many of you this may not even seem comment-worthy – let alone a  suitable topic for a blog. And certainly not worthy of a Shoesflash! After all, a shoe shop doesn’t just magically fill itself every few months (more’s the pity). As far as I’m aware there’s no such thing as the Shoe fairy.

No, the thing that was messing with ShoesieQ’s mind this morning was that she was looking at shoes for Spring/Summer 2012. Which somehow seems to go against the laws of something – nature perhaps – when we really haven’t yet had a summer in 2011! Yes, I know, there was that lovely spell of weather in April. But in ShoesieQ’s head, at least, that seems like an awfully long time ago.

Anyway – enough whinging about the weather – and onto the subject of the shoesflash. Namely the very good news that brogues will still be around next summer!I don’t know about you, but I was assuming that they’d have been relegated to Fashion Sibera sometime about now. But no – they’ll be gracing the feet of the fashionably shod for at least another 12 months.

And this gladdens the very cockles of ShoesieQ’s heart. For what’s not to love about a style that with get the nod from the  fash-pack, but won’t have your podiatrist foaming at the mouth? And what’s more, can be worn with impunity by everyone from age 8 to 80+.

So dear reader, I placed a small order – and here it is! In fact I placed 2. As I loved these styles so much that I’m getting them shipped over from Spain in October as well as March!

The perfect shoes for summer?

19 Jun

A few months back ShoesieQ found you some boots to wear when you couldn’t be bothered  to shave  your legs (Dec 2 – Move over Shabby Chic – here’s Shaggy Chic!)

Well here’s the summer version aka the perfect shoes if you’ve not had time to have a pedi!