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summer simplicity: ECCO Shoes


A simple, minimalist shoe is not only chic and on trend, but when lightweight and soft also makes the perfect summer travel companion for those day and overnight adventures.

 

Here come the (wo)men in black, Lace-up Sneaker in Black.

 

The Ecco Shoes Simpil II women’s collection features sleek silhouettes in a range of styles, soft leathers and a choice of playful colours or neutral tones to match your mood.

Why have one pop of colour, when you can have two? Lace-up Sneaker in Shadow White.

Fun, feminine and easy to pair with your summer wardrobe, the range features thoughtfully designed shoes that work with you.

Forget the little black dress, try the little black Simpil II sneaker.

The remarkably lightweight and soft design makes for easy packing when exploring our beautiful country this sunny season.

A shoe that can carry its weight, Mule in Black.

And the signature anatomical fit follows the natural shape of your foot for comfort, support and stability when strolling your favourite holiday hotspots.

Get your dancing shoes on, Ballerina in Volluto.

 

Shoes and so much more: Rangiora Shoe Lines


When Rebecca Barker became proprietor of Rangiora Shoe Lines in June, she was thrilled to be taking on a respected business with a long and loyal clientele.

 

Rebecca Barker

 

The iconic shoe store is an independent business that’s been in the heart of Rangiora’s shopping precinct for over five decades, with previous owners Jill and Sandra retiring after 35 years.

Dedicated to sourcing the best in shoes from all over the world, every shoe is a carefully curated product – handpicked and tested for fit, style, quality, detail and, most crucially, comfort.

Belle Scarpe Rottino Sling Back

Shoe labels such as Alfie & Evie; Django & Juliette; Bresley; Minx; Hispanitas; Josef Seibel and Ziera, to name but a few, give customers immediate assurance their feet are in the best possible hands.

Colour trends this summer see shoes splashed in the brightest prints, while accessories, like Briarwood bags in chocolate and gunmetal, team beautifully with linens.

Platform sneakers are very in vogue (thanks to devotees like Trinny Woodall of What Not to Wear) and Rebecca says the platform sneakers from Minx have taken the concept of the casual shoe to a whole new level.

 

Top End Siobhan

Visit Rangiora Shoe Lines at 162 High Street Rangiora, online, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RangioraShoeLines or phone on (03) 313 8444.


 

You need therapy! Shoe Therapy


Having a bad day? Sometimes all you need is a little therapy. Retail therapy, that is. Lovers of gorgeous shoes and fabulous accessories make your way to Shoe Therapy in Kaiapoi and resident fashion stylist and owner Debbie Reeves will help soothe your wardrobe woes.

Andrea Heel Rose Croc

 

The style superstar’s latest additions to her carefully hand selected collection of goodies includes the comeback of metallics, always-pretty pastels, and ever in vogue animal print.

Debbie says wedges and manageable heels are becoming increasingly popular as wearers embrace the emergence of more practical heights.

Superga 2750

Trusty white sneakers are still really hot right now, and Debbie ensures Shoe Therapy has a large range to choose from.

EOS Jada Blush

If accessories are more your outlet, then a selection of much-loved New Zealand designer, Saben, is available from suitcases to side bags, wallets and handbags in a characteristic rainbow of striking colours ideal for matching to your new statement shoes.

Miss Wilson Susanna Slide Rose Croc

Pop into the store at 178 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, any day of the week because there is always time for some shoe therapy.


 

Sophisticated style afoot: Mikko Shoes


Mikko Shoes’ new season collection is an enchanting offering of energising colourways and sophisticated shapes providing ample inspiration for the warmer months ahead. Metropol spoke with founder and buyer, Michaela, about this season’s trends and the Mikko difference.

 

 

BEFORE WE DIVE INTO THE SS20 TRENDS, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MIKKO AND HOW IT ALL BEGAN.
I launched Mikko in 2013 to offer an extensive range of European hand selected and handcrafted quality shoes for women who wanted stylish footwear, without having to compromise on comfort. I felt there was an opportunity to provide a truly personalised instore experience – our team are professionally trained in fitting and styling.

WHY DO YOU FOCUS ON EUROPEAN BRANDS SPECIFICALLY?
Europe is the origin of shoemaking with a rich history of quality and excellent craftsmanship. The brands we choose are family-owned businesses, just like us. Each brand has its own story and every shoe has four things in common: comfort, quality, style and value. Since day one, we have prioritised artisanal quality, unparalleled comfort and timeless design that will last.

AND ONTO THE NEW SEASON, WHAT ARE THE MUST-HAVE COLOURS IN FOOTWEAR THIS SEASON?
There are two ends of the colour spectrum to enjoy. Poolside Daydream – punchy, playful, ‘60s inspired tones of fuchsia, coral and teal – and Design Emotion – a Nordic-inspired, earthy palette, think jute, woodgrain and cork; a textural blend of sophistication and warmth.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
We see an evolution of the interesting silhouettes, finishes and features introduced in winter – large scale exotic prints, the ‘90s square toe, brushed metallics and the architectural heel. Also new are corsage trims with glamorous oversized adornments.

HOW ABOUT CASUAL FOOTWEAR OPTIONS – ARE SNEAKERS STILL A MUST-HAVE?
Sneakers are seasonless! We love fresh interpretations like platform soles, metallic touches, animal prints and retro influences. We’ve also launched DL Sport – an Italian luxury casual sneaker range.

AND FINALLY, IF YOU HAD TO SUM UP THIS SEASON’S TRENDS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
The vibe is joyful, inspiring and optimistic – and who isn’t feeling in the mood for that?

Visit Mikko Shoes at 143 Victoria Street or online
www.mikkoshoes.nz.

 

 


 

Well heeled: Stepping Out


A great pair of shoes will take you places, and if the places you’re going this party season include the races, weddings, and barbeques, then Stepping Out is your ultimate shoe shopping destination, where Moana Taylor and Carolyn Ewing have created a mecca for occasion sandals and shoes.

 

With brands including Hispanitas, Django and Juliette, and Minx, you’ll find a lovingly curated selection of elegant heels in beautiful colours which will keep you smiling on the longest days on your feet, and no issues with sinking into the turf either!

Along with an extensive range of footwear and accessories, the team at Stepping Out offer friendly helpful honest advice.

“We encourage ladies to bring their outfits or fabric in with them, so we can work with them to find the perfect pair of shoes,” says Moana.

194 East Street, Ashburton

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm

Fabulous Flirty Feet: Style Footwear


The sun is out and summer is on its way at Style Footwear in the heart of Ashburton’s CBD. New ranges from Saimon, Cabello, Revere and others are arriving, and the team are excited to show you what’s available this season.

 

The casual lace-up look is popular again, with over a dozen colours available in just one style! With colours like mustard, orange, mint, white, tan and sky blue coming through, not only in footwear but accessories, it’s looking like a bright season ahead.

There are beautiful dress sandals for special occasions, bring in your outfit to find the right footwear. With the new range of handbags and jewellery in store, there might be everything you need in one place.

Style Footwear now stock Baron Leathergoods men’s wallets and key rings – Baron are another New Zealand family business and a pleasure to work with, says store owner Melissa Shimmin.

Style Footwear is Ashburton’s only Ruralco and Rural Women’s supplier, and discount is given to those who show their cards. Laybuy is also available instore and online. Check out the specials area for a good bargain.

It’s been a challenging year, but Melissa is optimistic for the season ahead and says the support, from not just suppliers, but Canterbury locals, has been amazing and she wants to thank everyone.

Follow Style Footwear on Instagram, Facebook and online.


 

All for Athleisure: ECCO Shoes


The latest in fashion is that it’s cool to be comfy… and we’re all for it. Enter the rise in athleisure: casual and comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for both exercise and every day. From the office, to the bar and the park you want a shoe that can do it all.

 

 

ECCO Shoes ST.1 athleisure sneaker series is the perfect fit, for both men and women.

They are cool, colourful and comfortable with the innovative Shock Thru™ point for shock absorption with every step.

But you do not need us to tell you all reasons why you should buy this functional footwear… sometimes a picture says a thousand words.

MENS ST1

 

MENS ST1 LITE

 

WOMENS ST1

 

WOMENS ST1

 

Gritty Pretty


When it may be months until we can fully trust an early morning clear blue sky or the slippery frosts they bring, a chunky Chelsea boot is a chic way to take no chances in these changeable climes.

 

 

Thick, flat and platformed, a rubber-soled stomper adds grit to the most feminine of silhouettes while serving as a sturdy and practical companion for the tail end of these cold and rainy days.

Asos Design Aqum Premium Leather Chunky Chelsea Boots

Don’t just take it from us, Vogue touted the style as the must-have shoe of the season and designers like The Row, Bottega Veneta, Prada and Burberry have been leading this grungy ‘90s trend back around, with a chunky Chelsea boot a-foot most of the models in their pre-Covid-19 shows.

 

Dr Marten Quad Boot

Closer to home, Karen Walker stocks a Dr Martens version in her Playpark stores and online, Beau Coop has designed a crocodile print number, and the footwear has been favoured to accessorise the campaign shoots of local designers like Harris Tapper and Paris Georgia. High street heroes Hannah’s, Zara and Tony Bianco also stock more budget-friendly versions.

 

Blundstone Gusset Boot.

Though typically black, we’ve spied chunky Chelseas in a covetable array of tan, chestnut and white hues with plain, suede and patent finishes to give your prettiest floral spring dresses or favourite jeans and jumper combo an edge.


 

A stylish step forward: Style Footwear


The team is back up and running at Style Footwear on Burnett Street in Ashburton. Located in the CBD, the friendly store is packed with comfortable, stylish footwear as well as new ranges of bags, wallets, scarves and jewellery.

Sadie 3 Piece Handbag Set – $129.95

 

After navigating the challenges of lockdown, owner Melissa and her right-hand-woman Trudy are continuing what they do best: providing comfortable affordable footwear with professional personalised fit service and advice.

Melissa, who has owned Style Footwear for seven and a half years, has a local-focussed philosophy – stocking New Zealand-owned designers, with an Ashburton-based jewellery range, and hand-knitted merino scarves making their way in store, too.

Chloe by Black Caviar

“The COVID situation threw some challenges our way, but lockdown provided the time to contemplate and to plan for the future of Style Footwear – which is to keep going,” Melissa says.

Melissa says herself and Trudy are loving seeing their regulars and have enjoyed catching up with everyone now that they have returned to the “new normal”.

As the winter season ends and the spring/summer range is not far away, it is of course sale time – which means great bargains for the customer!

Style Footwear’s online store is also growing quickly with orders being placed from Australia as well as all over New Zealand.

 

Cat Coin Purse by Buxton

Melissa says she wants to thank everyone for their on-going support and she looks forward to seeing you all instore soon.

Be sure to join their mailing list and follow on both Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the latest news happening at Style Footwear.


 

The highs & lows of footwear


Are you walking tall this season or choosing to be more down to earth? From long-boots to street sneakers, there’s a shoe style this winter to suit afficionados of all looks and heel heights.

 

 

Boots this year are more on the knee – or just below – as opposed to over-the-knee as they were in 2019.

They’re waiting to be paired with coats that just brush their tops for a seamless winter look.

Black remains popular, along with natural browns, just remember to keep them clean and conditioned to avoid staining and water-damage.

Heel-wise, take your pick from almost stiletto-type elegance to more practical flats.

Loafers also remain a wardrobe staple, but with a new twist for those looking for something with a bit of a difference.

Keep an eye out for higher heels than you might usually consider in this style, especially the solid block heel, and sling-backs for an added touch of elegance.

Fresh prints and lots of buckle or chain detailing also add a point of difference.

And, as they were last year, platforms are back. Go up in the world with formal footwear such as stylish wedges on platform soles or sneakers with a real sense of elevation.

So, what else will the warmer months hold as we come out of winter?

If Europe’s anything to go by, strappy styles – but with thin straps this season – will be on our shelves as we come into spring.

In particular, elegant sandals with square toes look set to deviate away from the heavier, almond-toed versions of the last few years.

In something of a surprise move, espadrilles – those mainstays of the ‘80s – are also making a return, this time with platforms behind the traditional braided sides and with embellished or jewelled straps, rather than the simple slip-ons of yesteryear.

So put your best foot forward in 2020/21!