Happy November beauties! It’s hard to believe we’ve just entered the penultimate month of the year and that signs of Crimbo are officially making themselves known- I mean we were only carving pumpkins the other day?! I for one am fully onboard with the transition to tinseltown and have started a gift list in my mind (& virtual shopping baskets of course) so that when the inevitable “what do you want for Christmas this year?” questions head my way, I’ll be prepped. If there’s a time to be savvy, its now. One thing that is certain to make the cut is just about anything from Shoe the Bear, the newest kid on the WSd block.When the ethos of a brand is that “only the best is good enough” then you know that their offering is going to be special and the three styles sitting pretty in WSd HQ certainly do not disappoint….
The pinnacle of ankle boot elegance, the Vanessa is a masterpiece in leather and proves that when it comes to staple pieces, simplicity wins. The level of craftsmanship is evident in every stitch of these beauties and its this quality upon which Shoe the Bear prides itself and whilst “styles may be playful and easygoing” every one of their shoes is “handmade by experienced cobblers”, whilst “heels and soles are matched for perfect bounce and hold”. You can’t argue with that and when something looks so pretty too,and has a heel of the perfect size, we’re positively weak at the knees. At this time of year we really rely on the “nice top and jeans” combo so reach for the Vanessa for an updated spin on your go-to or team with a pretty pleated skirt for a “raw twist on a feminine look”.
If Autumn was a shoe, it would be the Aya. A gorgeous blend of rich green suede, stacked heel, elasticated side panels and rounded toe, these beauts are destined for strolls around a leafy park with a warming chai latte. The Aya exemplifies one of the four principles of Shoe the Bear that “comfort is king”. Yet of course, this forward thinking brand achieves this longed for thing whilst keeping “fashionistas in step” too. For the dreamiest of AW combos team with the Scotch & Soda contrast sleeve leopard print coat– a killer kit that you’ll reach for year on year.
Amalgamating Shoe the Bear’s “minimalistic approach” and “urge to experiment”, the Cleo boot is a modern lesson in the western. The elegant slender of the ankle boot is complemented by a stacked heel whilst the oh so dreamy print takes these beauties up a notch into fashionista realms. An advocate of investment pieces that will stand the test of time, our Sarah is a big fan, “The flash of colour within the snake print makes it appear iridescent and a fab pop to an every day outfit. The heel is a classic for comfort and the western trend never dies”. Be bold and team with other animal prints for a statement making walk on the wild side.
Love what you see? If that’s not enough, here’s a sneak peak of the SS19 drop that will be landing in HQ in the new year….
At WSd we only stock brands that we believe in and when it comes to shoes in particular its first and foremost about quality and comfort and of course then comes the inevitable beauty. Shoe the Bear ticks all of these boxes and one of their fundamental principles incorporates our wish list, “Genuine leather will always beat lesser alternatives when it comes to comfort, we cut neither toes nor corners”. What more could you ask for?