Rihanna Style Steal

We all know Rihanna always rocks the best trainers. Her style is sassy, on point and with the right attitude. As her career has grown, her fashion has flourished and she is idolised by millions of people all around the World.

Love it or hate it, she has collaborated with several successful brands known worldwide. From the upscale Dior to high street brand River Island, Puma to Stance, Rihanna has had her fair share of fashion influence.

In this post we have chosen our favourite Rihanna looks and we’re here to help you imitate her flashy, fierce style.

Adidas

 

Pictured above, Rihanna is seen wearing high top Adidas. You can steal this look with the Adidas Stan Smith Mid trainers. As seen on Rihanna, these can be worn with almost anything. From jeans to skirts, shorts to your favourite track suits, these white/green colourway trainers are a perfect add on to your wardrobe.

To compliment this look we have also chosen the Adidas Superstar trainers. Although these are not high tops, they imitate the Adidas stripes and are a timeless classic.

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Adidas Stan Smith Mid Unisex Trainer in Green/White

 

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Adidas Superstar Unisex Trainers in White/Black

 

Nike

 

 

Here, Rihanna is the epitome of sassy. Her edgy hair cut and leather trousers are a flattering look along with her trainers. Taking inspiration from the bold logo on her suede shoes as well as the creeper sole, we have chosen our Nike Air Force 1 Upstep. If you prefer colour as Rihanna has, you will love our Light Green Air Force 1’s. We believe mint green and pastel green is always a fashion forte.

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Nike Air Force 1 Upstep SE Women’s trainers in Black/Black

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Nike Air Force 1 07 Women’s Trainers in Light Green

Vans

 

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Damn, Rihanna back at it again with the Vans. If you have seen the internet sensation “Damn, Daniel” you will know what we’re referring to and we love Vans. Here, Rihanna is pictured “Running this town” with “all black, everything.” Sporting a cool Varsity bomber and the lace-up Vans, Rihanna is a vision of American style.  Steal this look with our choice of the Authentic Ladies Vans. This classic shoe is a signature piece in any wardrobe.

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Vans Authentic Ladies Lace Trainers in Black/White

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Vans Classic Slip-on Unisex in Black/White

New Balance

 

Just when we thought she couldn’t be any more unique she brings out her New Balance sneakers. Selecting black and beige tonal colours for a more casual outfit, Rihanna has opted for a pair of New Balance trainers. Here, we have chosen the WL574 and WL565 styles to match Rihanna’s look. The WL565 shoe, sports an athletic style with breathable textiles and lightweight ventilation.

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New Balance WL574 Women’s Trainers in Silver

 

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New Balance WL565 Women’s Trainers in Grey/Pink

 

Whichever Rihanna look is your favourite, there is always a distinctive touch to each appearance making this relatable to so many of us.

 

Words by Florinda Ceri

Wherever you work, here’s our top 5 black styles

Earlier this month we posted our best Autumn/Winter work wear shoes for women. In success of our previous post we have created another one for all the hardworking men!

Selecting our top 5 favourite Autumn/Winter black styles for work, we have highlighted their best features and why we love them!

G-Star Myrow

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The Myrow G-star boots are one of a kind with their leather material, rubber sole and thick laces for a sturdy look.  The military style boots are perfect to team up with ankle grazer jeans. We love the clean cut smooth leather front making them wearable with smart trousers too!

Ted Baker Torsdi 4

ted-baker-torsdiThere are many reasons why we love this fabulous British Brand, one of them being their elegant shoes. The grainy leather on the Torsdi is perfect for a casual or smart look. The 2 eyelet lace-up makes it easy for quick fastening. These would look great with a pair of smart jeans and shirt but you can always be more creative.

Chippewa 1901M31

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Don’t be put off by their strong aggressive look; these Chippewa boots have an amazing feature. Their Goodyear welt construction allows them to be re-soled which extends the life of the boots. The Wisconsin brand provides high quality shoes for all purposes. They are definitely one for our rainy London. Made with the finest materials these are definitely a Scorpion favourite.

H by Hudson Olave

hudson_olave_blk_5These Hudson brogues are a reflection of gentlemen class. Our favourite feature of the Olave shoe is the traditional pattern around the front and sides. The shoes feature lace-up fastening with a rubber sole. These are flawless and sophisticated smart shoes!

Reebok Workout Plus

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For a more casual work look we love these classic-look Reebok trainers. Boasting comfort and a lace-up fastening these trainers are also great for a weekend look with jeans and a t-shirt.

 

The styles we have chosen are versatile in the way that they can be worn for both work and other commitments. Have a date night? The Ted Baker Torsdi 4 will make you the most handsome man in the room. Need to run errands? The Reebok Workout Plus will boost your performance.

The best characteristic on the styles we have chosen is that you can make use of them in a variety events and occasions.

 

Words by Florinda Ceri

Wear it like Kylie

She may be only 19 but she has become a style icon for both teenagers and adults. Her love for sportswear and trainers has landed her an amazing Puma campaign and it’s not just her lips that we have constantly spoken about. Her love for casual clothing and sneakers is one of our favourites.

We have chosen some of Kylie’s best casual looks and we’re here to help you steal her style.

Classic Suede Pumas

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Silver Trainers

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reebok_classic_spirit_v62700_silver_5Reebok X FACE Stockholm Classic Leather Spirit – http://bit.ly/2cq5TBp

 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

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Converse Chuck Taylor Classic in Black and White http://bit.ly/2crdjXg

Vans Oldskool

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Classic White High Tops

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nike_air_force_1_flyknit_820256-101_white_white_5Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit – http://bit.ly/2cwYU9N

reebok_fs_hi_wht_5Reebok Freestyle Hi – http://bit.ly/2cNrnJr

Words by Florinda Ceri 

Reebok X Face Stockholm

reebok-x-face-stockholm-classic-spirit-silver-05Calling all make-up and trainer lovers this is something for you. Reebok have teamed up with Swedish make-up brand FACE for an interesting yet unusual collaboration.

Face Stockholm opened their first shop in 1982 and was started by Gun Nowak. Nowak wanted every colour make-up and since this was not possible, her mission to create this palette extravaganza began. The make-up brand which is available in over 100 locations worldwide echoes Nowak’s love of colour.

Sticking to her mission, this is definitely mirrored in the Reebok X Face Stockholm collection. At Scorpion, we are currently stocking the styles in metallic gold, silver, white and a bold blue.

Following the classic Reebok style shoe, the gold, silver, white and blue feature a leather upper material and lace-up fronts, along with the Reebok branding. We love the soft inner material and the low cut style perfect for your ankle grazer jeans!

As striking as they are we have one issue, they won’t be around for long as we have limited stock.

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Words by Florinda Ceri

London Fashion Week Do’s and Don’ts

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With London Fashion Week  just around the corner we have compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts for this major yearly event:

Firstly, don’t wear black. You can wear black all year, you can wear black all winter but just for this one day make sure you stand out. We know black is convenient, easy and flattering but when it comes to shoes, colour is what you need to go for!
So, DO wear colour. We have a huge variety of coloured shoes in stock starting with Irregular Choice. Do take photos of your outfit but don’t overhaul your Snapchat and Instagram with thousands of photos from runway shows and celebrity sightings.

Don’t rush around and complain. We are all in the same boat as each other so whining is not going to help. Be polite and prepare. Check the show times and how long it will take you to get there. There is nothing worse than leaving your house and trying to TFL directions on the way or your UBER is taking a while to get to you.

Don’t PANIC! Remember, you are there to absorb the new upcoming fashion trends so ENJOY yourself. Consider yourself the lucky few that have been invited or made it there! So, don’t forget to talk about it. Tweet, blog and join in on the conversation. Choose a favourite look from the show and tell us. Not everyone will have the privilege of going so as envious as we may be; we all want to hear about it.

Do check the weather. Living in London, we have a trend of an unpredictable climate so don’t get caught in the rain (LOL). Do get your picture taken but don’t hang around waiting for photographers to take a photo of you.

Whatever look you are going for we have a huge selection of styles to choose from. Have fun!

Words by Florinda Ceri

Women at work

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 Being in business for over 17 years, Scorpion Shoes has put together the best brands and styles on offer via our two stores and website. We offer all styles that cover multiple uses and tastes. This is especially important for our customers who look for work shoes.

Many of us spend the majority of our day at our jobs and we all look for that special pair of work shoes that can provide both comfort and style.

Here, at Scorpion we all have a very unique tastes in fashion and believe no two people should ever look the same. Based in Camden, we are able to take in the flavour of different styles from the streets around us which influences our stock and collections.

In this post we have created a selection of the Autumn/Winter footwear specially dedicated to the working population. Our categories are here to help you identify the styles that suit you best.

 

The Boots

Ash Jess-reverse Broken Boots

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These cowboy-esque style boots are easy to dress up or down. The zip fastening with the edgy tassel makes them easy to wear and we love the durable leather sole. Ash is known for their unique designs and beautiful craftsmanship. Founded in 2000, Ash is the go-to brand for your favourite stylish shoes.

G-Star Labour Boots

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Combining the leather material with the rubber sole these G-star boots are perfect for our British weather. The military style boots with laces are perfect for a more casual work look. You can team these boots with a white shirt and a pair of black jeans oozing just enough sophistication.

Blowfish Montley Ankle Boots

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Scorpion Shoes has been a fan of Blowfish ever since we can remember. Priding themselves with their unique, vegan friendly products we have to add these boots to this special post. The chunky heel is a definitive feature of the boots, making them comfortable for all day wear.

The Heels

Irregular Choice Ascot

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Work at 9am but heading to a dinner party after? These Irregular Choice heels can be used for both work and play. The black decorative bow and court heel creates a smart sophisticated look. We love that the low heel is perfect for a more subtle fancy look.

Ash Bowie

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These Ash wedged trainer’s suit a more casual work look and they are perfect if your job does not require a very smart uniform. The Ash Bowie hidden wedge gives a great height allowing you to wear these day and night.

Ted Baker Lorca 3

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The leather and style of these shoes makes them both sexy and sleek. We absolutely love the pointed tip which can go really well with a pair of flared trousers. Again, the elegant cut of the Ted Baker Lorca are the Autumn/Winter shoe for a quick day to night outfit fix.

The Flats

Hush Puppies Janessa Ballerinas

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Although this post is related to Autumn/Winter shoes we want to let you in on one of our work wear ready tips. Pop these shoes in your bag and change at work. Sometimes we just don’t feel like lunging around all day in our heavy warm winter boots. These are perfect to slip on and wear around the office. Keep yourself comfortable with these leather worldwide favourite Hush Puppies.

Dr. Martens 1461

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This classic style which features durability and a smooth finish is from Dr Martens Classic Collection. The brand which is recognised worldwide is the best place to start for work shoes. If you don’t fancy a pop of colour we also have a black option available.

Hush Puppies Ellodie Ellis

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The Ellodie Ellis Hush Puppies brogues boast a fresh alternative look. The menswear inspired oxford shoes feature a HP3 technology. The three part comfort system has a soft foam down the insole, a memory foam heel pad and a soft EVA forepart cushioning your feet all day. We stock the pair in a cognac colour too!

The Casual

Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Storm

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Don’t need to wear smart shoes to work? Don’t worry we have also covered ‘the casual’. These Converse trainers are staple piece for your Autumn/Winter work wardrobe. The leather outer material and the inner fleece are THE shoe combination for the British weather.

New Balance WL420

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The black suede makes these trainers versatile with any colour outfit you choose. They are comfortable and a classic running shoe from this Boston based brand. With high performance and providing a great fit we suggest these would be a superb fit for your work wear wardrobe.

Reebok Classic Leather

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Going back to basics seems to be the current fashion trend. These iconic leather Reebok trainers are lightweight and easy to walk in. We stock this similar styles in different colours if black isn’t your idea of easy casual.

Whatever your style, colour or work uniform we have a wide range of comfortable shoes here at Scorpion. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter to receive £5 off your next purchase.

Words by Florinda Ceri 

Irregular Choice in Wonderland

Alice 2 Announcement approvedThe Alice in Wonderland x Irregular Choice collection has landed at Scorpion Shoes and we have 4 beautiful styles to choose from.
This marvellous collaboration with Disney will definitely turn heads your way. If you are a fan of Disney, the styles have been every bit worth the wait. Featuring the character of Alice on the designs the shoes reflect the incredible fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland.
From glitter to bows to embroidered details and gorgeous digital prints, the shoes follow the Irregular Choice unique designs loved by shoe fanatics all over the world.

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We are stocking two different ‘Tick Tock’ designs which will have you ready for any tea party. The Mary-Jane style shoe features the white Rabbit as well as Alice. We love the glittery chunky heel part of this pair.

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The ‘Lost your Muchness’ boots are a shockingly brilliant statement piece. Oozing the Wonderland dream world the boots feature Alice as the heels as well as the on the soles.

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Feel free to enter ‘Wonderland this way’ with these peculiarly designed slipper style shoes. Not only will they leave you feeling curios with Alice character heels but the patterned fabric and glitter bows are the perfect enchanting heeled shoes.
Fall down the rabbit hole with this mad collection as these limited edition shoes won’t be around forever. Following the last collection which sold out and are still sought after now, once we sell out they are GONE forever!

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Words by Florinda Ceri

Le coq sportif: French sporting heritage

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We are excited to welcome the amazing Rooster logoed brand to Scorpion Shoes. Le Coq Sportif is a renowned French company for their clothing, footwear and sports equipment.

The owner who had a passion for sport started the company in 1882. Since then, Le Coq Sportif has become a prestigious brand recognised worldwide.

We have introduced 5 new styles to our trainer collection on our online website. Think retro, iconic, classic. The new models we have in stock represent these styles.

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The Quartz Vintage trainers for men are an iconic model of the 70’s. This style is the definition of blue, bold and beautiful. The trainers feature a lace-up fastening with a durable rubber sole. The combining mesh and suede material creates a very trendy retro look.

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Le Coq Sportif’s Wendon style is an iconic 60’s running shoe. Straying away from the white norm trainer, the black leather material adds a modern feel to this classic shape. We love the strip of suede on the toe-front adding an element of sophistication to this beautifully designed trainer.

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The Eclat is a key member of Le Coq Sportif’s footwear collection. The trainer which has a thick sole features the beautiful porcelain print by the Parisian designer Clementine Henrion. The trainer which has a cushioned insole is one of our favourite Women’s Le Coq Sportif styles. The colourful print is perfect for summer and a special addition to your wardrobe if you like to stand out from the crowd!

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Taking inspiration from the Tennis court shoe, Le Coq Sportif’s Agate Lo has a slim style featuring a cushioned insole. The style is a reflection of today’s modern casual trainers.

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LCS R9XX is a new addition to the Le Coq Sportif shoe range. The main feature on this style is the Aerotop tongue. This technology which is back in style is perfect for the breathability of the feet. We love the white colour with the brand logo on the side, giving it a slick edge.

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words by Florinda Ceri

Ever heard of Stance?

The American brand which has stamped their place in the fashion market creates outstanding underwear and socks. Founded in 2009, the brands mission was to address a category in fashion which they felt has been forgotten by many major labels and brands.

Their unique taste which reflects their appreciation for fun and exciting designs have teamed up with Rihanna for her latest collaboration with Stance.

The collection we are currently stocking boasts of pastel colours and infectious patterns. We love the tip-toe style which has an open-toe fit perfect for killer peep-toe heels.

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The anklet cut styles are ideal for ankle boots as well as low top shoes as the self-adjusting cuff prevents the sock spillage. Although they are stylish the socks are created for durability and comfort.

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This luxurious item is sure to make a statement with whatever shoes and outfit you choose to wear. Rihanna has definitely marked her character on these gorgeous pieces.

Alongside RiRi’s exclusive collection we also stock more Stance styles on our website. Be sure to take a look at our Men’s Stance collection which will ooze quirkiness to your wardrobe!

Words by Florinda Ceri

Anyone for tennis?

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As the Wimbledon championships are underway we have one colour in our mind – WHITE. The tradition which has been implemented for over a century is one of the most famous dress codes in sports.

Not only is white a reflection of Wimbledon tennis but it is the grand slam colour of summer. In this post we are looking at our favourite whites.

So ace this summer season by avoiding breaking the rules and following our guide to our best white shoes in our current stock. And yes off-white and cream is off the court for our special feature.

Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Lv8

128599b 128599It’s almost impossible to go wrong with this classic Nike style. The Nike Air Force LV sports a leather upper for comfort with a woven detail across the shoe. The full length Air-Sole unit is perfect for cushioning and impact protection.

Birkenstock X Papillio Arizona Birko-Flor Platform

Birkenstock_platform_whiteThe Arizona platform is a must this summer. The popular model from the Papillio collection creates an elevated look both for fashion and comfort. Team this pair with jeans and a casual t-shirt for an everyday look.

Minnetonka 1975

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Although they might be boots, the short style allows the pair to pass for an easy wear summer shoe. The fringe feature automatically gives the boots a festival feel and is a classic fit for our British weather.

Nike Roshe One

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Looking the part for the gym has never been easier with the Nike Roshe One. Worn with or without socks the shoes allow the feet to breathe whilst providing a lightweight feel for easy movement.

Lacoste L.ydro 116 1

Lacoste_L_ydro_116_1_whiteAn in-between sandals and trainers, slip-ons are always the ideal shoes for summer. The Lacoste L.ydro features a cushioned insole and canvas lining. For an effortless look these slip-ons can be dressed up or dressed down.

 

 

Words by Florinda Ceri