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Archives for June 2014

Since Naomi Campbell fell over so spectacularly in Vivienne Westwood gladiator platforms, it’s been a truth universally acknowledged that high-fashion footwear can seriously damage your health.

Beautiful to look at, tempting to buy and excruciating to actually wear. What is it about high-end shoes and boots that make them so impractical? Well, for one thing, they aren’t meant to be practical. The most wear and tear these shoes and boots are expected to endure is a 10-minute stroll down the red carpet. So, before you buy your dream boots, consider some BStore options that won’t break your back or your bank balance.

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Ever wondered why Formula One cars stop to switch tyres when it rains? Racing tyres are completely smooth, which provides great grip and traction…when it’s dry. When the track is wet, however, smooth tyres are prone to skidding. The difference between dry, wet and “extreme wet” tyres is all in the depth of the tread, and it’s precisely the same science behind sole designs for winter boots. So, if you’ve never given much thought to the bottom of your boots before, take a look at BStore’s top choices for traction as well as style.

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Some of Our Warmest Boots

Wet weather means rain boots but, when it’s wet and cold, rubber boots can be a little unforgiving on cold toes. There are ways around this, such as combining Hunter wellies with thick woolly socks, but on the coldest days, it pays to have some cosy boots tucked away to keep your tootsies toasty.

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A Few Great Casual Looks With Leggings

Leggings are a lifesaver during the cooler months. They are the perfect attire for those in-between days when you need an extra layer under skirts and shorts but don’t need the full-on warmth of opaque tights.

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All Cleaned Up and Ready For Next Summer

As the temperature falls, it’s time to pack away your beloved summer sandals and dig out your winter wardrobe. Before you bury your Birkenstocks under your bed or fling your Fitflops into a box, it’s well worth investing a bit of time and elbow grease into making sure they are in tip-top condition before you tidy them away.

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Better Style Choices For Men

It’s winter. The days are getting cooler and the nights are getting longer, but you’re reluctant to say goodbye to the summer and your favourite Birkenstocks. We hear you. This, however, is no excuse for quite possibly the biggest crime against fashion since the codpiece.

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A Few Great Looks With Opaque Tights

Whether you favour basic black or the latest bright jewel shades, no winter wardrobe is really complete without opaque tights. Flattering, fun and fabulously warm, matt opaque tights are a great way to bring together your look and get a few more weeks’ wear out of your summer skirts and dresses.

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Features To Look For in Rain Boots

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong boots! Splashing in puddles isn’t just for kids. With less sunny summer days and more wet winter ones, you’ve got to get your outdoor exercise where you can, and that means being prepared with brilliant rain boots that will withstand anything the weather can throw at them.

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Shoes For This Autumn’s Fashions

Style, colour, form and pattern; the fundamentals of fashion were at the forefront on the Autumn and Winter catwalks this Spring. BStore only sell shoes that make your feet smile. So, fashionistas, here are BStore’s pick of shoes that are as fashion-forward as they are foot-conscious.

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Winter Boots We Love

As Autumn fades into the winter and temperatures drop, it’s time to kiss goodbye to your sandals and start coveting this winter’s fantastic range of boots. Cosy, comfortable and classic, a good pair of winter boots is an essential part of your wardrobe and the latest ranges from our favourite brands are all winter wonders.

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Comfy Shoes For Cooler Weather

Winter, with its drizzle and gloom, is beckoning, and it’s time to look over your shoe collection to bring to the fore those pairs that are most able to withstand the cooler days and damp nights. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort and style for clumpy boots and fluffy inners. Feet still need to breathe, even in the depths of winter, so here’s what to look out for when picking comfortable shoes for cooler weather.

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Which Thongs Will You Keep For Next Summer?

Thongs are probably the ultimate in disposable footwear. Cheap, plentiful and easy to carry around, few homes are without at least a few pairs. However, now that the summer is behind us and we’re putting away our summer wardrobes, we at BStore are looking at our shoe mountains and trying to work out which shoes we’ll still want to wear next summer and which ones we should say goodbye to.

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