Footwear Floozy

MIADIDAS WELCOMES THE ZX FLUX TO THE FAMILY May 22, 2014 00:03

 
So for anyone that follows me on Instagram or Facebook you will be aware that I'm stupidly busy at the moment getting my life back on track and working.
 
I took an hour to myself this evening to catch up on new releases coming out this Spring/Summer when I was checking out Adidas Originals on Instgram and saw the promo video for the launch of the Adidas ZX Flux one of the most talked about styles...

Trainers for Charity keyrings - 1 Month On May 15, 2014 21:25




Today marks 1 month since my beautiful Mum left us after fighting her battle with Lung Disease and sadly not getting the life saving double Lung transplant needed.

Focusing on raising awareness on how vital organ donation is as well as funds through selling these keyrings is helping me to get back on track.

My Mum was a positive soul who tried to see the best in everyone and everything, moving...

Long time no blog - Charity Fundraising May 6, 2014 23:06


Mum suffered from Usual Interstitial Pneumonia, a terminal form of Lung Disease for the last 2 years.

Despite being priority on the Organ Donor list, unfortunately after being admitted into hospital for 4 weeks having contracted an infection that left her weak she then had to come off the list.

Mum sadly passed away peacefully at home within days of being discharged with my brother and I and friends...

Adidas Originals X The Farm Company March 25, 2014 22:59



For the last 2-3 weeks I have been non-stop busy away from the internet and it looks like this beautiful collaboration was unleashed in my absence.

Adidas Originals you can standardly count on to go out their way to beat the plain and mundane so when I saw that they teamed up with The Farm Company it was destined to be a beautiful relationship.



There are several prints on offer splashed over staple...

Started with a northerner now their here... Size? @ Harrods March 5, 2014 23:01

 
Considering that the roots of Size? come down to one man in Bury (John David) and the opening of his sports shop, to fast forward to 2014 to the arrival of a Size? concession to Harrods speaks volumes.


New Website - Selling & Fundraising February 18, 2014 01:05



For the last few weeks I have been trying to get my new website up and running but with working 40 hours a week, taking care of mum and everything else in between it's not come as quick as originally planned.

It's 12:48AM and I have only just sat down properly to start editing, where do the evenings go! 
I'll be at work before I know it.

To everyone wanting a keyring, it won't be long now.
I will also...

Raising money for the Harefield Hospital Heart & Lung Appeal - Trainer Keyrings! February 17, 2014 22:13

To help raise funds for the Harefield Hospital (specifically the Heart & Lung Appeal) I will be donating £1.00 from every sale of these keyrings to the cause.

The point of this appeal is to raise £140K to buy Organ Care Systems. 
OCS kits keep recently removed hearts and lungs warm and pulsating during transportation unlike conventional transportation methods which rely on ice preservation. 

This...

Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide by U-Dox February 17, 2014 00:32

Today this much anticipated guide was released, I had to go up to Waterstones to grab a copy and after 15 minutes of scanning the fashion section finally found it laying before on a display table.
 
I have an endless amount of books on trainers and I have high hopes for just how interesting this one will be.
 
I have literally only just sat down after a busy day and some more editing of the website...

Last Weekend's Buy... Adidas ZX710 - Marble VS Retro February 12, 2014 22:57


Ah yes, as I mentioned in my previous blog come last Saturday straight from work I hot footed it down to Offspring in Brighton to pick up these beauties.

On entering the store I paced around on the hunt for these and at first thought that they weren't being stocked as I couldn't see them. On asking a member of staff thankfully they were hiding from me around the corner.

As usual I didn't bother...

Sharing soles on Valentines Day... (The trainer kind of soles off course) February 12, 2014 22:31

 
For me personally, if your in a relationship with someone you should be treated ALL YEAR around especially with trainers not just on Valentine's Day.
 
However! If one insists, I would happily take this set full of sole love in the form of the Nike Dunk Low SB and matching tee.
 
Although the first pair of trainers I remember getting as a kid were Air Max 97's, Dunks were the first silhouette of...

Adidas Originals X Offspring 'Marble VS Retro' pack February 6, 2014 21:18



Launching this Saturday is set 1 of 3 from the Adidas Originals X Offspring 'Marble VS Retro' pack, available in size UK 4-12.

There's not a lot about this release online but news of them is spreading fast among Adidas fans on Instagram.

For me the turquoise blue suede complimented by the bright yellow three stripes edged with baby pink makes these the perfect runner for Spring/Summer.

Not only would...

Help track down a pair of sentimental Nike ID's - #MADEFORJASMINE February 3, 2014 00:01


This article went live today via 'The Argus'...

If ever a pair of trainers held more than a material value then this is it.

For many of us footwear is a passion in which we invest, for Shelley Wright the Nike ID's that she is trying to track down mean so much more as they were designed by her gorgeous daughter Jasmine who sadly lost her battle to leukaemia last year.

Newhaven is not far from where I...

Great Success With The Arrival Of The Horse... February 2, 2014 22:35



Today I had a quick catch up with my extended Northern, Vietnamese. Chinese family Member Mr Hoang talking as always about new releases.

With it being the Chinese New Year and his family as always celebrating in style we got on to the subject of the release of the women's Air Max 1 in honour of the, "Year of the Horse."

As much as I like the design, it doesn't appeal highly to me. The key element...

Me & My Soles... January 30, 2014 21:20


The Adidas Superstar is by far a timeless staple of Adidas.
I bought these gold beauties from an Italian seller for an absolute steal.
When it come's to anything shiny and gold I definitely suffer from the magpie effect, put this into a classic silhouette and we are on to an absolute winner!


Extra Butter x Asics GT Cool - Sidewinder January 23, 2014 23:04


When the weather is as bad as it has been recently, we need hope that the Summer is ahead of us. Although the denim is dark the tropical vibes of the fabric have us reminiscing on Summer time madness.

Here comes the hot stepper - Nike Air Trainer 1 Premium - Pro Bowl January 23, 2014 00:03

 
Judging by recent news I'm sensing a revival of the Air Trainer 1.
 
Nike are no doubt hoping that this silhouette designed by the legendary Tinker Hadfield may follow in it's siblings success as we go into the new year.
 
For me I love the translucent outsole and floral detailing however there is potential here for the design to have given a bigger impact with the use of more vibrant colours.
 
I...

Green & White Army - Stan Smith Pop Up Box - Trumans Brewery January 20, 2014 21:00


Although I wasn't highly into the "Socknslides" campaign on the basis that I believe flip flops and socks just don't work together, I'm generally highly impressed with the visual and engaging promotions Adidas produce to captivate an audience.


The last time I went to London was for the 'Spezial' exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery showcasing a crazy array of Adidas trainers from back in the day to...

For women that wedge... Puma X Sophia Chang “Brooklynite” Disc Blaze Trinomic Wedge January 18, 2014 21:15



Wedge trainers and me don't see eye to eye.

Nike did it with great success on the Dunks and many more followed suit from sports to high end fashion brands so it's no surprise that Puma are putting this release out there in collaboration with Sophia Chang/

Due for release as part of the Puma fall 2014 collection.

One for the ladies... Nike Air Max 1 “Black History Month” January 15, 2014 20:44




I'm generally a sucker for anything gold and acceptably tacky, these however I'm not 100% convinced about yet.

I think that if the base and mid-sole of the trainer was red the shoe would be a lot more appealing to me.


Either way, these are due to drop on the 1st of February and will no doubt cause a storm.




Nike Air Trainer QS “Super Bowl Pack” January 7, 2014 22:47

 
 
 
 
I'm absolutely loving the hologram effect of the Air Trainer 1's in the "Superbowl Pack", due to drop at select Nike sportswear account stores on the 27th of January.

I think to many this are a bit too much as in my eyes, too much is never enough!






 

 
 

 

Me & My Soles January 4, 2014 21:52



My OG Glacier 84's I got from Solemart Berlin at a very reasonable price.
Although the event was great and the trip full of banter just being in Germany, there wasn't a lot on offer for girls.

Where ever I go I like to buy a pair of trainers to remind me of the time spent in said destination so I went with these that caught my eye as I was on the verge of leaving.

The second pair are my Air Vortex...

Hype Of The Huarache January 4, 2014 21:49

 
 
Tinker Hatfield once again cracked it with the design of the Nike Huarache.
The original batch of 5.000 pairs were taken to the New York Marathon and sold out in 3 days after retailers doubted it's potential success, yet Nike still believing that they were on to a good thing.
 
The silhouette eventually went into production for the masses in 1991 with 250,00 pairs dropped with the backing of...

Me & My Soles - Adidas ZX700 x Disney Belle January 2, 2014 17:49


As mentioned previously, I stated how I aim to devote more time to the blog.
I figure as I don't post about any old release out there just to accumulate a large amount of posts the best way for me to keep a regular update going is to write about my own collection starting one pair at a time.

To kick off with I've chosen to talk about one of my favourite releases as well as silhouettes from the ever...

Happy New Year January 1, 2014 21:59

I don't generally make resolutions for the new year, I just re-cap on the last 12 months and think what could be improved.
Other then off course keeping my mum happy and continuing to work hard, one of the things I intend to do more in the new year is devote more time to Footwear Floozy.
I spend a lot of the day on the computer in my full time job working for the amazingly unique brand Irregular...