shoes

Positive fashion: Flaneurz



Flaneurz rollerskate sneakers

Imagine all the possibilities of being able to clip wheels onto any shoe. That’s the premise behind Flaneurz, a brilliantly bonkers (yet strangely practical) concept that lets you turn your specially adapted Nikes, Vans or Doc Martens into rollerskates. Choose from the range they offer online or submit images of your favourite trainers and they will adapt them as part of their custom Change Your Shoes service.

I love Flaneurz‘ business and social ethics too. The founders work with organisations that help people with disabilities get back into work and most of the rolling components of their shoes are sourced from European countries to reduce carbon footprint.

My favourite is their collaboration with eco-friendly and sustainable shoe brand VEJA to offer a fair rollerskate model. Watch the video here and for more info on Flaneurz, including the full range of skates, click here

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Flaneurz

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Positive fashion: Nisolo shoes



Nisolo shoes elayna leather sneaker

Love the Elayna trainer from ethical artisanal startup, Nisolo. Lean Luxe brought the brand to my attention by praising it for its non ‘Etsy factor’ branding and operation. What the hell does that mean? It referred to the often twee, not-quite-there brands that have good intentions but don’t quite cut it on execution and delivery. (more…)



The tapered penny loafer



Everlane Modern Penny Loafer

The gorgeous Grechen of Grechen’s Closet wrote the most complimentary book review ever of The New Garconne (thank you Grechen) and in the process alerted me to Everlane’s ‘Modern Penny Loafer’.

I’m such a stick-in-the-mud that I hadn’t addressed all the newer elongated loafers (I think Gucci did them first). (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CRISTASEYA, KEJI DENIM, ROBERT CLERGERIE, OAD NEW YORK, VICTORIA BECKHAM



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. CHRISTMAS AT CRISTASEYA
Cristaseya
If you’re in Paris today, you’re in luck. It’s the last day of the stupendous CristaSeya’s ‘Chritmas Corner’ at 7 rue Ambroise Thomas 75009 (by appointment contact@cristaseya.co)… (more…)