you may remember my previous features on Parisian vegan shoe brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. well they just launched a new FW14 collection and to celebrate Good Guys is giving away one pair of shoes of your choice to one lucky reader. the best part is that Good Guys shoes are unisex, so for once the dudes can also enter one of my giveaways!
- TO ENTER -
1. go to the Good Guys online shop and peruse all their shoes
2. leave a comment telling me which pair is your favourite – that’s the one you will win!
3. share this image (girls) or this image (guys) on Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest with the hashtag #missmossgoodguys (leave your username so i can check!)
the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. readers outside the EU must please note that you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival, which you are responsible for. the giveaway ends on Monday 15 September. The winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw & notified via email. If the selected shoes are not available in your size then you may select an alternative pair.
soooooooo… Birkenstock, huh? as soon as the topic is raised someone will pipe up, “but i’ve been wearing them forever!” – and, it’s true. any reasonable person will tell you how comfortable they are. i practically lived in mine when i was a teen. my German sister in laws have been wearing them for decades. so it’s kinda cool to see them so de rigueur right now. i particularly love the Monterey black on black version (which, it turns out, are pretty hard to find!) and the white Arizona. not bad for a shoe brand that’s 240 years old.
shoes from Charlotte Stone. it’s as almost as if she invaded my dreams and asked, “what would your ideal shoes be, Diana?” this would be them, Charlotte. with names like Barton, Dot, Jasper, Joss and Kew – i would like one of each, please.
A native of Kingston Ontario, Charlotte Stone grew up in a family of graphic artists and interior designers and decided to become a shoe designer while still in her teens. She graduated from FIDM in Los Angeles, honed her skills with footwear factories in Italy, and has worked in her chosen métier ever since. She is also an avid surfer and weaver and co-designs, with her husband, a line of modernist hand-crocheted lounge chairs and furniture called Pacific Wonderland Inc.
Danner is a shoemaker based in Portland, Oregon that has been making outdoor boots since 1932. Beckel, also based in Portland, is known for its signature canvas tents and bags which it has been making since 1964. and these two companies actually have a shared history, as current president Kathy Beckel’s father was friends and neighbours with Bill Danner. now, they have collaborated to make the Danner Light Beckel – a boot that’s rooted in Northwest tradition and rugged durability… and looks damn cool, too.
Built entirely in our Portland, Ore. factory, each pair is handcrafted with our stitchdown construction, premium full-grain leather and legendary Beckel canvas quarter panels. Beckel has been using the same 10 oz. duck canvas since 1964 to make lightweight, durable tents and bags. Tightly woven for increased water-resistance and strength, Beckel canvas is the perfect compliment to our premium leather.
love this bright, fruity campaign for the SS14 collection of Native Shoes shot by photographer Stephanie Gonot and art directed by Adi Goodrich. i don’t know anything about Native Shoes, but they seem to be some kind of… dare i say it? crocs and sneaker hybrid? except, cooler.
Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, but made with the lightest and most comfortable material available, native shoes are the best of both worlds. Footwear for the future done in the style of everything we’ve ever loved about shoe design. You can slip them on for a quick stroll, throw them into your backpack for a day at the beach. Our aesthetic is relaxed, flexible and active. Native shoes is footwear for anybody, anywhere, anytime.
&Attorney is an Australian shoe brand that, upon browsing through their website, made me say out loud – “i want that one, and that one, and that one, and that one…” from their classic loafers, to their sweet clogs and unique stacked sandals (love the mint!) i can honestly say i love every single pair of shoes they make.
at &Attorney we employ a “let’s ride this horse backwards” approach when designing in an effort to create truly charming men’s and women’s shoes. This allows us to look back with fond appreciation at the classic styling that has come before, while fulfilling a personal desire to perpetually move things forward.
if there’s one thing i’m super picky about, fashion wise, it’s shoes. as a result i only have one pair of boots, one pair of sandals, one pair of loafers… it’s just so hard for me to find shoes i really love that i can actually, ahem, afford. most of the time i just don’t want to sacrifice quality just because the price is right, so i tend to steer clear of high street options.
Maya Levi is a shoe designer from Israel whose line Olive Thomas features practical & unique shoes that are all hand made in small batches, which you can see in her SS 2013 collection. she also recently did a mini spring collection called Two by Two with matching tees (love those horses). check out her website & online shop for more.