Tuesday, 15 December 2009

10 Famous Quotes On Shoes

Shoes are a powerful fashion item - this is evidenced by the thousands of famous people who have chimed in with their thoughts over the years.

These are ten of our favourite quotes on shoes:

  1. All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now. They dress up in these chains of gold, cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes. Bryan Ferry
  2. Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage. I've been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad. But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer. Noel Gallagher
  3. Any girl that's got a $500,000 table and $5 shoes, I'm in love with. James Brolin
  4. I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. Oprah Winfrey
  5. I've always looked at shoes as being immensely beautiful things. Graham Coxon
  6. Age shouldn't affect you. It's just like the size of your shoes - they don't determine how you live your life! You're either marvellous or you're boring, regardless of your age. Morrissey
  7. Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town. Zola Budd
  8. You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can't love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can't hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice-looking shoes. Allan Sherman
  9. My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet. Manolo Blahnik
  10. I had these shoes made and 2 to 3 inch lifts inside and the heel was another 2 and half inches. I walked around that way, wherever I could without falling over. Bobby Darin
What are your best shoe quotes, leave us a comment!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Top 10 Womens Shoes for Christmas

We are pretty wary of bringing this up, but in the end we thought that it was the right thing to do - Christmas is just under Five Weeks away. All the men out there are probably panicking like no-ones business at the thought of Christmas shopping, especially if your other half has tasked you with purchasing some new footwear.

But fear not, Shoes Rule has got its act together and consulted some top female fashion experts (the girls in our offics, ahem) to come up with ten great pairs of womens shoes for Christmas. Whatever your budget or fashion requirements, we hope that there will be something in this list which will make a great gift. So without further ado, here our ten of our picks for Xmas 2009.....................

Peacocks - A great budget option with a degree of style, we would go for a pair of Knee High Boots

Next - A little predictable from Next but they still have some nice stuff, like these boots

TopShop - So many great shoes to choose from at TopShop this season, like this High Slouches

River Island - Perhaps lacking the vitality of previous years, there are still some great shoes in the River Island range -we especially like these anke boots

Jigsaw - Have been an understated and stylish option for many years, check out their platforms....

M&S - Gold old Marks and Sparks, their Christmas ad may be slightly annoying but they still come up with the goods - like these Leopard Skins

AllSaints - One of the best ranges available this year, AllSaints have a cutting-edge footwear option for your needs - including these great boots

Burberry - For those looking for something a little bit special, Burberry have some great footwear, we love these particularly

Paul Smith - Again, the prices are not for the faint hearted, but if you are looking to treat someone then who would'nt fall in love with these signature Paul Smith heels?

Prada - Some sleek and sporty options from Prada this year, guaranteed fashion cred with a pair of these beauties

Thanks for reading our suggestions, if you have seen some other great xmas options out there don't hesitate to let us know

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Reebok Pump Turns 20

If you were at High School in 1989, there was probably one kid in your class that was 'spoilt' i.e. they got all the cool stuff that your parents couldn't afford. In 1989, that kid was probably lucky enough to get his feet tucked into a revolutionary pair of trainers - the Reebok Pump.

The Pump (so-called as you pumped air into the upper using a cool basketball on the tongue) turns 20 this year and Reebok are not going to let it pass quietly. They have a website dedicated to the phenomenon and are releasing a range of limited edition pumps (in collaboration with some leading designers) to mark the occasion.

We were never massive fans of the basketball pump, much preffered the Court Victory tennis shoes, as advertised here by Michael Chang (apologies for the poor quality).

Anyway, happy birthday Pump!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Celebrating Converse Chucks

Converse Chuck Taylors are an incredible phenomenon, in my 30 odd years on Planet Earth i can't recall a time when they have dipped out of fashion, they have always been cool and remain so (even though my boss turned up in a pair this week!).

The Converse company was founded in 1908 (Converse rubber co.) and produced its first shoe in 1917, an all black (thick soled) sneaker called the All Star. It wasn't until the arrival of Arkon Firestones basketball player Charles "Chuck" H. Taylor that the shoe began to grow in popularity. Taylor joined Converse in 1921 and took it upon himself to promote the shoe throughout the game of basketball. You could say that 'Chuck' was rather successful as in 1923 they stuck his name on the shoe!

The Chuck Taylor All Stars are probably the biggest selling trainers (shoes?) of all time, i have seen the figure 500,000,000 to 750,000,00 pairs sold banded about the web, that seems difficult to get my head around!

Although now owned by Nike, Converse still retain an aura of coolness - we hope that they are still around in another 90 years time!

Do you own a pair of Chucks?

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

This is Shoes Rule

Good day to one and all and thanks for stopping by our shoe blog. The title of the blog gives away somewhat the reason for setting this up, essentially we intend to use this blog to write aboutour obsession with shoes. We hope to post about the latest trends in shoe fashion (and the High Street), any worthwhile deals that are out there and our thoughts and opinions on the world of Footwear in general. We really hope that you will get involved and leave us comments and subscribe to our RSS Feed - we promise that it'll be worth it! Back soon with our first proper post.................in the meantime, here's some shoe images!