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Shoes, Glorious Shoes: Wink Shoe Store


Finding that perfect pair of shoes to wear at the race-track can be a frustrating process, especially if you’ve filled long, fruitless hours trudging from shop to shop with nothing to show for it but blisters and disappointment.

 

BRIARWOOD – HYACINTH IVORY DRESS $299.

 

Is it too much to ask for a pair of shoes that both flatter our feet and go with our race-day outfit; that draw lovely compliments; that are comfortable, and can be worn more than once? One shoe retailer ticking all these boxes is WINK Shoe Store – it’s a riot of colour as the change of season brings the dressiest, comfiest shoes in a glorious spring palette.

 

 

DJANGO & JULIETTE – DJ NALLEY $279

Kathryn Wilson showcases slides in black and white stripes, lollipop plaids, leopard-print and shimmering silver, while sandals in pastel pinks and blues, butter yellows, moonlight whites and dreamy florals feature in the Miss Wilson range.

Stegmann, Django and Juliette, Oli, and Top End keep tootsies cool in mesh and cut-out designs, and Eos and Origini flaunt fabulous low-heeled and platform-wedged sandals.

 

 

MAYA MCQUEEN – MAYA BESSIE $279

Once you’ve found your perfect shoes, cast an eye over the small but select clothing collection, featuring labels like the romantic Briarwood, the edgy Elk and the avant-garde C.Reed, all renowned for their commitment to creating quality, unique garments constructed from beautiful fabrics to make you stand out in the crowd.

 

ELK – ALBY SMALL BAG $319

Find WINK Shoe Store at Shop 5, 1027 Ferry Road, Ferrymead and on Facebook and Instagram. Shop online and find opening hours at www.ilovewink.co.nz.

 

 


 

The ‘sole’ of summer: ECCO Shoes


Whether strolling along the beach, exploring foreign cities, punting at the races or going out for late, alfresco dinners – everyone craves sleek, minimalist style at their feet and soft, comfortable soles in the heat of summer.

 

 

In addition to delivering lightweight, modern comfort, a new collection of ECCO FLUIDFORM™ sandals with a contemporary, versatile aesthetic, offers a range of styling options. Only ECCO has the progressive technologies and premium leather expertise to elevate the simple style and comfort of a multipurpose summer sandal to fresh heights, with the women’s ECCO FLOWT, the men’s and women’s ECCO FLOWT LX, and the men’s and women’s ECCO CORKSPHERE SANDAL.

Developed in Denmark over three decades, ECCO FLUIDFORM™ Direct Comfort Technology delivers an ideal balance of cushioning and rebound. The technology also creates an integral, durable bond between the sole and the upper, without any of the complications associated with stitching and gluing.

The sandals can be easily dressed up or down for formal and casual occasions, and with their range of on-trend colours and selection of luxurious ECCO leathers developed in the brand’s own tanneries, you will want to wear them almost everywhere. From flip-flops to more formal, double-buckle slides, there is a sandal to suit every style-conscious man or woman, which can be worn with a number of different outfits.

With a strong focus on simplicity, function, and environmentally friendly practices, ECCO constantly strives to make the most comfortable and versatile footwear. Visit the store and check out the new collection on 195 Papanui Road, or shop online at www.eccoshoes.co.nz.

 

 


 

Prep your feet for summer: The Shoe Room


“We only have one pair of feet.” That may seem an obvious statement, but inherent in it is the message that we need to take care of those feet if they are to serve us as well as possible throughout our lives.

 

 

Therefore, we really should be pampering our feet and making them a priority in our regimen of health and wellbeing. Pampering can take several forms, from moisturising and removing hard skin in preparation for strappy summer sandals, through to what footwear we put on our feet.

There is a perception that comfortable shoes cannot be pretty and fashionable as well. That is a fallacy which the team at Feet First Podiatry want to blow out of the water. For a number of years they have been selling comfortable and fashionable footwear from their Main South Road clinic. They have had such excellent feedback on the range from customers who otherwise may have difficulty buying shoes because of foot problems that they have decided to expand to a stand-alone retail shoe store.

The Shoe Room will open in early November at 355 Riccarton Road. It will be dedicated to providing fashionable and functional footwear with a more extensive range of the shoes that have been so popular at the clinic. Frankie4 and their stunning active flats, Taos and their great range of sandals, and Revere’s orthotic friendly range are some of the top brands that demonstrate just how comfort, function and style can be integrated.

Email info@theshoeroom.co.nz, phone 03 929 0927 or visit www.theshoeroom.co.nz.

 

 


 

Step into style: Style Footwear


Summer is fast approaching and colour is filling the shelves at Style Footwear in Ashburton.

 

 

Melissa and Trudy are thrilled with the range this year and know you will find a favourite amongst the selection of wedges, heels, slides, sandals and athleisure styles. A new range of fashion jewellery and top-of-the-line leather handbags are also freshly stocked.

Top brands such as Ziera, Cabello and Saimon once again grace the shelves and offer not only comfort but also leading styles for all ages – even high school regulation orthotic-capable footwear is available. The team at Style Footwear pride themselves on their custom-fitting service and experience finding the correct footwear for your needs.

Located in the heart of Ashburton, the team are just as passionate as they were when they first opened the doors almost seven years ago. Providing a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Melissa and Trudy love interacting with regular customers and welcoming new ones into the store. “We really value our customers and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Style Footwear is Ashburton’s only specialist footwear store that provides Ruralco and Rural women discounts. To keep up-to-date with all the excitement, updates are regularly posted on Facebook and Instagram. Visit the store at 177 Burnett Street, Ashburton, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and 10am-1pm Saturday, or shop online at www.stylefootwear.co.nz. Layby and WINZ quotes are available.

 

 


 

Stepping out in style: ECCO


Whether you’re arriving at a party at dusk or strolling along a sun-bleached esplanade, metallic leather is about making a style statement.

 

ECCO

 

The Women’s ECCO Touch Flatform is crafted from metallic Ecco Vibrio leather, with double foil finish – designed to shimmer and sparkle as it catches the light. The metallic finish, achieved through an innovative layering process, can be applied to a selection of base colours. Combining silvery blue hues with golden yellows, Ecco Vibrio’s two-tone effect adds depth and softness, bringing a subtle, sophisticated edge to any silhouette. As well as adding glint and glamour, Ecco Vibrio is velvety to the touch – with the leather specially milled to improve your shoe’s softness and comfort.

 

 

Ecco Vibrio is one of the latest premium raw materials to have been developed by the team of researchers and pioneers at Ecco Leather’s base in Dongen, near Amsterdam — resolving an ongoing issue with metallic leathers that fade with time. Instead, Ecco Vibrio Leather uses its multi- layered tonality to deflect age and maintain its radiance. The Ecco Touch Flatform features ripple sole construction. The leather-covered inlay sole with Ecco Comfort Fibre System™ technology cushions the foot and helps it to breathe. The stunning shoe also comes in white – the Christchurch store’s best-selling shoe.

With a strong focus on simplicity, function, and environmentally friendly practices, Ecco constantly strives to make the most comfortable and versatile footwear.

 


Visit the store on 195 Papanui Rd, or shop online www.eccoshoes.co.nz.


 

Merrell

Toes out! Merrell


There’s no need to choose between style and comfort when setting off on an adventure; Merrell offers both.

 

Merrell

 

The company has recently launched its latest collection of summer footwear, featuring the latest technology. Whether you’re taking the dog for a walk, going to the beach or walking the Great Wall of China, this season’s collection covers all bases, with a huge variety to choose from across both men’s and women’s.

Merrell stocks the favourite classics and a large selection of apparel, bags and socks. Another world-leading outdoor brand Patagonia is also available in store, including the latest in P6 logo tees, caps and clothing. Merrell (as a brand) started with one man making hiking boots. After more than 30 years, the company is now one of the largest brands of outdoor gear in the world.

Inspiring people to get outdoors while caring for the environment along the way are some of the company’s greatest core values, so it’s no surprise that it sponsors many outdoor programmes worldwide. It believes your time should be spent enjoying your surroundings, not worrying about how your gear will perform.

 


Merrell’s flagship store is located at Westfield Riccarton. Phone 03 343 6736 or visit www.merrell.co.nz for more information.


 

Corso Merivale

A Yule So Cool: Corso Merivale


It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to Christmas, and with loved ones coming to visit, you want your home to look as welcoming and beautiful as possible.

 

Corso Merivale

 

If your Christmas décor requirements are for tasteful, stylish and unique pieces, then boutique homeware and lifestyle store Corso Merivale is for you. Owner Jackie Kirwan-Green says customers often remark that they wish they’d visited her store before going elsewhere.  “Because everything here – from our Christmas décor, to our collections of ceramics, glassware, homeware, linen, furniture, luxury gifts and clothing – is truly exquisite merchandise.”

Jackie mentions a recent arrival in-store, the uber-cool brand Le DD, as an example. This indoor/outdoor beachwear and accessories brand is Italian made, and described as entering a world of lightness and comfort.  “Le DD unisex footwear, bags and homeware are ideal for baches and coastal living, or a day out on the beach.” With a slight shift from the usual European tone of her wares, Jackie is now an agent for R. M. Williams boots.

“We’re thrilled to stock the latest in R.M. Williams boots – whether you’re a city woman or country girl, these handcrafted genuine leather boots are sophisticated, yet practical. They are a timeless classic in fashionable footwear.”

 


For Christmas inspiration, Corso Merivale is hosting an in-store Christmas celebration (Hawkesbury Building, Aikmans road) on 8 November, 5pm – 8pm, where all of its new Christmas range will be on display. Phone  03 355 4228 or visit: www.corsomerivale.nz.


 

Indigo Brands

Top Apparel leaders: Indigo Brands


With international brands like Diesel and Scotch & Soda, Indigo Brands continues to celebrate its ongoing success in the fashion industry alongside a continued and loyal commitment to its customers.

 

Indigo Brands

 

Its mission is simple: Be the leading distributor in the fashion clothing and footwear industry within New Zealand and Australia by offering the world’s finest fashion labels. Based in Casebrook, Christchurch, the company has been offering some of the world’s leading global brands to retailers across New Zealand for more than 30 years. Celebrating its 40th year in 2018, Diesel has become an innovative international lifestyle brand, producing a wide-ranging collection of denim, clothing, shoes and accessories.

For its latest campaign, Diesel has taken hateful social media comments received by the brand and celebrities and turned them into a fashion collection called ‘hate couture’ attracting the likes of Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, Bella Thorne and Tommy Dorfman who are taking part in the campaign. Scotch & Soda is commonly best described as ‘worldly-cool’ incorporating stand-out prints and patterns in each of its seasons. Key followers of the brand include Benedict Cumberbatch, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, not to mention world renowned model Heidi Klum.

Indigo Brands also has its own retail store `brave’ located in Newmarket, Auckland. Recently refurbished, the store is not only a retail store but a showroom to exhibit key brands. There is also a `brave’ outlet store located at 752 Main North Road, Christchurch. Indigo Brands distributes other brands such as Garcia, Gaudi, Denny Rose, NoBrand shoes plus other smaller European collections. Christchurch stockists include Encompass, Andrea Biani, Treasure Box, Sergios, Contemporary Lounge and Death By Denim.