So what’s new for 2019 and what are my favourites? Autumn/winter colour tones in the UK always favour black, but I have tried hard to source more ‘colour’ to add to your wardrobe including more shades of brown, navy, grey, wine, leopard print, metallics and sparkles! (See Strive if you like metallics and sparkles!)
Due to popular demand, I have increased the Vionic slipper range. For ladies, the slippers include the best-selling mule Vionic Indulge Gemma (black or plush pink) and new, Vionic Indulge Relax (velcro fastening, great for bunions, pink or leopard print).
Vionic Indulge Relax (leopard print)
Thankfully, high heels are no longer as popular, women want comfort and style now. Sales of loafers, slip-ons and lace-ups are increasing year-on-year. Again, I’ve increased the range to meet demand. These include 2 new loafers, Vionic Honor Virginia in a dark blue leather (wide fit) and Vionic Chill Bibiana, a suede loafer available in 3 colours (med/wide fit).
For smart workwear, there’s a selection of black lace-ups and slip-ons such as new Vionic Magnolia Gianna.
If you want a more casual look, sneakers are right on-trend and I have both slip-on styles and lace-ups including Vionic Sky Roza (new – wide fit), Vionic Splendid Midi and Vionic Sunny Chantelle (new – med/wide). Trainers are always a useful addition to an autumn/winter wardrobe so there’s the return of the Vionic Brisk Miles in navy/teal, light blue (new) and lavender (new), the Vionic Fresh Joey, a casual trainer with soft leather and breathable perforations sold well so it is returning in Dusty pink and light grey. The wide fit, soft leather and deeper toe-box are helpful for ladies with a wide forefoot, bunions, hammer toes, etc. Another new trainer is Vionic Sky Storm.
Finally, Vionic do a fabulous high quality range of leather and suede ankle boots. This year colours include black, dark brown, navy and cinammon. Most are wide fit. Old favourites are back plus new Vionic Joy Jolene, Vionic Hope Joslyn, Vionic Felicity Liv (all with low heels) and Vionic Magnolia Shawna (flat casual).
Vionic Magnolia Shawna
In my range of Strive women’s footwear, metallics and sparkles are the colours for autumn/winter 2019. Strive have brought back our old favourites, slippers, slip-ons, lace-ups and ankle boots. Again this year I have the best-selling Strive Vienna and Strive Copenhagen slippers then there’s the new Strive Oslo mule slipper which include a metallic and leopard print.
I’m pleased to see Strive are introducing a loafer, Strive Milan in black or anthracite. Then there’s the return of their popular ankle boots but in more colours. I particularly like the Strive Chatsworth in Midnight Blue Glamour and Strive Bamford in a dark chocolate suede.
Most orthotic footwear are for women but I stock a limited range of Vionic Men’s Footwear as well.
Vionic and Strive are recognised by the American Podiatric Association as being good for your feet. Vionic come in standard or wide fit and Strive come in Standard fit. Both have a biomechanical footbed which can help with aches, pain and posture. They are particularly good for over-pronation.
Women’s sizes range from 4-8 but I can order sizes 3 and 9 and half sizes on request from some suppliers (Strive)
Mens’ sizes range from 7-11. Sometimes I can order larger sizes on request. (Vionic)
Getting the right fit for your feet is very important so I offer a free consultation and fitting service in my surgery as well as a footwear review of your current footwear, by appointment.
FREE P&P on all footwear ordered online.
***Many of the spring/summer ranges by Vionic and Strive are now reduced.***