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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!


 

Find your sole mate…: Shoe Therapy


We believe everyone deserves to find their soul mate… even your feet! Debbie from Shoe Therapy Kaiapoi has some eligible candidates to create the perfect pairing. Because she believes that a woman can do anything in the right pair of shoes and we tend to agree! We caught up with her to find out some of the latest winter must-haves

 

 

Blue suede shoes: Whilst they are not blue, make Elvis Presley proud by rocking some Mollini Careful Stretch Microsuede boots in black or navey.

The shoes feature a soft micro-suede upper and a sturdy block heel. A great option to wear all winter and pair with any outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump around: If you want an easy-to-wear premium leather boot, then the ATA Kangaroo dress boot from EOS is for you.

Its simplicity with a touch of detailing in the upper ruche is what makes this shoe such a pleasant wear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good for the Sol (Sana): this beautiful boot is jampacked with intricate details to give it that unique look; croc embossed ivory leather, gold cap detailing on the toe and a thick block heel.

Add the Sammy Boot from Sol Sana to your wish list for winter.

 

 

 

 

Order online now – pay now or pay later with an Afterpay and Lay Buy option


 

Stand out in 2020


Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the fashion trend cycle that is constantly spinning. Will it cycle back around, or will it go in a completely new direction? We’ve pulled together all the latest trends in foot fashion to help you stay up-to-date.

Stand out: We’ve all heard of ‘the little black dress’, pairing it with black boots would seem somewhat ludicrous. Hence why we’re telling you to find the brightest knee-high boots you can find. After all, orange is the new black. Well… so is green, yellow, blue and any colour of the rainbow. Make a statement and stand out (literally).

Socks or shoes? Honestly, we’re not too sure we know the answer. But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t recommend them! Sock trainers are on the rise, from Boohoo to Balenciaga, everyone’s designing a pair. You could wear them to pilates or Saturday brunch and no one would question it. Not to mention they’re extremely comfortable!

Love the lace: Channel your inner gladiator goddess with this 2020 shoe trend. What’s not to love? They can be paired with any outfit whether that includes a dress, jumpsuit or a pair of jeans. As an added bonus, they’ll keep your feet cool too.

Keep it simple: While we do encourage you to try a bright and bold change, for some people that’s an everyday look. So, why not switch roles and take a minimalist approach? Who said simple had to be boring? In fact, it can look quite classy and chic (especially if everything above the feet is filled with colour, patterns and accessories).

Slide on over: It seems that the main trend for 2020 is comfort and we are certainly not complaining. When they say beauty is pain… they’re not lying. Especially when that pain is caused from three-inch heels that you’ve been wearing all day. The solution: slides. They don’t have to be Gucci to be on trend. But sometimes ones with a little quirk to them can really pull together an outfit!


 

Stepping out!


After 35 years of owning and operating Rangiora Shoelines, sisters Jill May and Sandra Blackadder have decided it is time to move on and begin a new chapter in their lives.

What started out as a passion for footwear and handbags, soon turned into a busy little business that has consistently kept on top of all the latest fashion trends and styles throughout the years.

Today, the shelves are lined with popular brands like regular bestsellers, Josef Seibel, Kacper and Minx and new autumn lines of stylish ankle boots, textured leathers and heel treatments of veneer, perspex and wood are flowing into the store daily.

The new owner has been confirmed as local resident, Rebecca Barker, who will continue operating Rangiora Shoelines with the same well known and loved brands.

Sandra and Jill would like to thank customers for their support and loyalty over the years.

“It’s been an amazing experience and journey,” Jill says.

“We wouldn’t have been able to do it without them! It was a tough decision to leave but we’re stoked it’s remaining an independent store, and also in very capable hands.”

So it will be business as usual in this well respected and loved footwear store.

“We’re high heeling it out of here, but come in before we ‘shoe’ off to say your goodbyes,” Sandra and Jill laugh.


 

Stepping up their game


Since ECCO Shoes’ story began in Denmark in 1963, the company has evolved to become a revolutionary shoe manufacturer like no other.

Enter the SHOCK-THRU collection – a range of sleek, athleisure-inspired sneakers that incorporate brand new ground-breaking technology.

At the core of ECCO’s ethos lies a determination to provide shoes with optimum comfort, style and quality – three important factors that ECCO doesn’t compromise on.

Their design team have been exploring and developing ‘shockpoint’ variations that break through all the layers of the outsole and embed a soft cushion core directly between your heel and the ground.

This has come to fruition with the recent launch of SHOCK-THRU™, or ST.1. The integration of the cushion core adds 17 percent more shock absorption and rebound and combined with their existing innovative ECCO FLUIDFORM ‘Direct Comfort Technology’ – which you will find across the ECCO collection – makes for the ultimate hybrid shoe that’s sure to suit any occasion, purpose, environment or style.

For those of you who remember the American buck shoe from the 1950s, the all-new ECCO ST.1 HYBRID can be classed as its sleek, contemporary cousin which is both relaxed and formal.

The shoes effortlessly blend traditional style with revolutionary comfort technology – say hello to the ultimate versatility that will take the modern man from the boardroom to the ball game.

Available in a number of classy styles both brown and black; the shoe for you has arrived just in time for Christmas.

Check out the collection online at www.eccoshoes.co.nz