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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puma_suede_clas_black_white_5Classic Puma Suede in Black and White – http://bit.ly/2cr1653

puma_suede_gold_361862-01_black_gold_5Get the look in Black and Gold – http://bit.ly/2caoEx3

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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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 

Scorpion’s festivals guide 2016

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Summertime is coming and once again the festival season slowly encroaches on our workaholic lives. Those days of cool sounds, joy and booze under the sun are finally back and we at Scorpion Shoes are looking forward to get the most out of them. Here is our selection of upcoming events with a bit of music and happiness for every taste and age:

MAY

LOVE SAVES THE DAY 28th and 29th – Bristol

Major electronic two-dayer nurtured in Glastonbury’s Dance Field with Hot Chip, Dizzee Rascal…

COMMON PEOPLE 28th and 29th – Oxford + Southampton

Second year of this festival baby from the Bestival franchise with Primal Scream, Duran Duran…

WE ARE FSTVL 28th and 29th – Upminster, London

Mega rave offering 14 stages of electronic music with Sven Väth, Fatboy Slim…

JUNE

RED ROOSTER 2nd to 4th – Euston, Suffolk

Small and chilled event in Suffolk’s countryside full of Americana and good vibes with James Leg, Bob Log III…

GOTTWOOD 9th to 12th – Holyhead

Wales woodlands rave with Two Bad Mice, Andrew Weatherall…

DOWNLOAD 10th to 12th – Castle Donnington

One of the best-loved British heavy rock festivals with Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden…

FIELD DAY 11th and 12th – Victoria Park, London

One electronic music and one indie rock day on the trendiest capital park with James Blake, PJ Harvey…

PARK LIFE 11th and 12th – Manchester

Hip hop and dance blow-out in Heaton Park with Major Lazer, Ice Cube…

AFRICA OYÉ 18th and 19th – Liverpool

One of Britain’s only large scale free events, focused on African music with Ifa Band, Mbongwana Star…

GLASTONBURY 22nd to 26th – Pilton

The world famous mainstream festival with Adele, New Order…

BLISSFIELDS 30th to 2nd July – Woodmancott

Themed around a house party for this year with Roni Size, Everything, everything…

JULY

LOVE SUPREME JAZZ FESTIVAL 1st to 3rd – Glynde Valley, Brighton

The jazz extravaganza funniest festival with Grace Jones, Burt Bacharach…

BRITISH SUMMER TIME 1st to 10th – Hyde Park, London

Mainstream giant superstar pop concerts in the heart of West London with Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons…

NASS 8th to 10th – Shepton Mallet

As much about action sports (BMX, mountain bike, stunt skating…) as about music with Stormzy, Knife Party…

T IN THE PARK 8th to 10th – Auchterader, Scotland

Scotland’s biggest festival with The Stone Roses, Disclosure…

LOVEBOX 15th and 16th – Victoria Park, London

Dance festival that emerged from Groove Armada’s club of the same name with LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer…

CITADEL 17th – Victoria Park, London

Make the most of this summer Sunday with Sigur Rós, Caribou…

LEEFEST 28th to 30th – Secret location in Kent

Began as a teen party, this is one of the most special festivals across Britain with Roots Manuva, Little Simz…

CAMBRIDGE FOLK 28th to 31st – Cherry Hinton

At its 52nd edition, one of the oldest festivals in Britain and a folkie institution with Gogol Bordello, Imelda May…

WOMAD 28th to 31st – Malmesbury

Probably the most renowned world music festival in the world with Sidestepper, Tetish…

BOOM BAP 29th to 31st – Mildenhall

Only hip hop event of its kind in the United Kingdom with Da$h, A-F-R-O…

AUGUST

BELLADRUM TARTAN HEART 4th to 6th – Beauly, Inverness

One of the northernmost festivals in the United Kingdom full of Celtic vibes with Madness, The Darkness…

WILDERNESS 4th to 7th – Great Tew, Oxfordshire

Wilderness is a chance to enjoy a natural reserve environment and lots of side activities and classy night parties with The Flaming Lips, Robert Plant…

BOARDMASTERS 10th 14th – Newquay, Cornwall

A surf and music five day party with Kaiser Chiefs, Craig David…

GREEN MAN 18th to 21st – Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons

Full of rootsy charm in the Welsh countryside this event comes full of magic with James Blake, Wild Beasts…

V 20th and 21st – Weston-under-Lizard + Chelmsford

If mainstream pop is your piece of cake you will certainly love this festival with Rihanna, Justin Bieber…

CREAMFIELDS 25th to 28th – Daresbury

UK’s biggest dance music festival with Fatboy Slim, Tiësto…

THE BIG FEASTIVAL 26th to 28th – Kingham

Hosted by Jamie Oliver and Alex James, this gastro-fest have as many big name chefs as bands. With Róisín Murphy, Foxes…

SEPTEMBER

END OF THE ROAD 2nd to 4th – Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

Laid-on and impressively curated, this small festival is a healing experience to mark the end of the summer with Animal Collective, Cat Power, Joanna Newsom…

ONE LOVE 2nd to 4th – Chigwell, Essex

UK’s only major reggae festival with Lee Scratch Perry, The Gladiators…

BESTIVAL 8th to 11th – Downend, Isle of Wight

The last major summer event, this festival in Isle of Wight is going to show a drum&bass history set by curator Rob da Bank as well as the performances of Hot Chip, The Cure…

UNDERCOVER 9th and 10th – Brighton

Boozely affable event focused on ska and punk performances with Spear of Destiny, The Selecter…

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Everything was easier before 2005. You just got some of your best looking old clothes and shoes to enjoy those days in a tent and in front of the stage with your friends at your side and a drink in your hand. Indeed you had to worry about looking great just in case that girl or guy (or both) were around, dress to impress you know… But it was mostly about looking nice without ruining your best footwear and clothes for the rest of the year. Then, that summer of 2005 at Glastonbury, Kate Moss stomped in the mud wearing a pair of Hunter Wellington boots and the game changed forever. The British style icon thankfully forced us all to stop worrying about wearing practical comfortable clothes and shoes that could easily adapt to unpredictable weathers (and probably lakes of mud) but to look chic and show some style even in the wildest conditions.

Well, maybe you need to keep worrying about your clothing but here at Scorpion Shoes we’ve decided to give you a helping hand at least with your footwear. We’ve been delving into magazine articles, influencers’ selfies and blog posts to grab an idea of what the trendies and TOWIEs (if that’s an indicator) are going to wear for the festival season. So here is our selection of favourites for every occasion and scenario. Are you ready?

Starting from THE CLASSICS, immortal styles which are going to work in every occasion. An easy pick, true, but also a wise one:

-After Kendall Jenner’s Instagram post last year, white sneakers are going to be everywhere this 2016. Nike Air Force 1 is the eternal standard but the Adidas Superstar will be seen everywhere too. Why not try the black option? Black is the new black, you know…

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-Converse is a festival classic and you can go for the most iconic fabric but maybe you’d feel safer choosing the colourful rubber or the more durable leather option.

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-Also an eternal style favourite, Vans is coming back stronger than ever this year. You can go for the special 50th anniversary or the Hoffmann Fabrics collaboration editions but as we’re speaking about classics, the Old Skool has always been (and will always be) there.

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As for classics, we also need to consider SHOES, always a smarter option which is also compatible with the latest streetwear trends.

-Dr. Martens 8249 shoes, East Londoners’ official footwear, are a good option for those who play hard at electronic or ska nights.

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-Even more arty, the deconstructed suede shoe Trigenic by Clarks is an option for the avant garde who also look for total comfort.

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-Moccasins are definitely on trend this year: they might be more suitable for drier climates (as this trend actually began in Coachella’s dusty environment) but with the Minnetonka suede moccasin/ankle boots you are going to look like the Wild West Queen.

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Another classic range, perfect for the ever-changing British weather, is BOOTS. Here are our choice picks;

-The durable and all-purpose Caterpillar are the perfect match for hip hop and RnB environments.

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-The Dr. Martens classic 1460 boot is more suitable for indie and alternative gigs and with the 90s’ comeback, we’re sure you are absolutely in!

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-Another big trend this year is ankle and cowboy boots… We have chosen the Blundstone in burgundy to match almost any outfit and weather/music condition.

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-Wellington boots are a festival classic which work great both for comfort and style. Although Hunters are a bit off trend this year, the handmade and super high quality French brand Le Chameau can offer a very distinct and elegant alternative.

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Also, Wellington booties are always a good choice and we are definitely in love with the classic sailor charm of the Barbour Beacon.

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Trying to avoid muddy floors but wanting to keep your feet fresh and cool? Then FLATFORMS are made for you!

-There’s no fresher flatform than the Fred Perry Phoenix, with its mesh fabric, they guarantee a cool retro look!

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-The Superga 2790, with its iconic shape and huge variety of colours, is always a good choice but, if you’re feeling a bit more summery, then you definitely have to go for the rope sole collection, mixing the best of flatforms with the natural and warm espadrilles look.

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Oh and espadrilles! We are all waiting for the first batch of heat to wear these comfortable and light shoes and pretend to be Don Johnson. They’re omnipresent on beaches, pools and of course festivals. And when speaking about espadrilles, of course Toms is the reference. You can go for the most classic ones or this year’s new design, the open toe ones. With their large range of designs and prints it’s always difficult to choose one…

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Last but not least, an unmissable item for any proper summer outfit and something that you can’t miss when packing for a festival, SANDALS. You will need them for taking a shower (if you are one of that kind) but they also are a big trend accessory nowadays!

-On one hand you can go for the classier styles that different brands are offering, from the wedges on the Tommy Hilfiger style to the high quality leather and exceptional design of the Camper models, not forgetting the awesome and delicate Hush Puppies, perfect for a warm and natural look.

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-On the other hand, this year’s biggest trend comes from two classics reinvented. Both the Nike Benassi and the Adidas Adilette are brought back to life with the addition of white socks. Yes, white socks and sports slides… What some years ago was still an aesthetic affront has become the must wear of this season. Even Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora can be seen wearing them all the time! And, of course, it all started some years ago with the combination of the most famous German sandals brand, Birkenstock, and thick wool socks, being worn even during wintertime by almost every fashion connoisseur around the globe.

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BONUS TIP

Not to forget, one of the most important fashion accessories you need for a complete festival outfit (and the only one which is absolutely necessary, to be honest) is a good BACKPACK. We have chosen two different styles from our huge range of bags. The all purpose classic Converse bag is full of different sized pockets and perfect to keep all your stuff under control during those long and crazy festival days. Our other choice is the high quality and very original Sprayground Livest One with a lovely and colourful ethnic-inspired print and golden details that is going to make you stand out from the crowd which ever festival you end up at!

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

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Converse has redesigned its iconic canvas basketball shoe – the Chuck Taylor All Star –
to appeal to a growing audience of non-sports-playing sneaker fans
in the music, fashion, arts and design industries.

“Since its debut in 1917, the Chuck Taylor All Star has become one of the world’s
most celebrated sneakers, with fans, artists and musicians adopting the brand
as a badge of creativity and self-expression,” said a statement from Converse,
the 100-year-old American shoe company now owned by Nike.

“The Chuck Taylor All Star II is designed to meet the demands of the creative
lifestyle and is built for the next generation of self-expression.”

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The original design’s rubber toe-cap, All Star ankle patch and textured foxing –
the white rubber strip that connects the sole to the canvas upper – have all been retained.
A sole liner has been added to cushion the wearer’s feet and provide arch support
using Nike’s Lunarlon foam material, which has been a key feature in a number
of its most successful recent basketball shoe designs. A strip of padding has been added
around the collar of the shoe, and the tongue has been given a non-slip finish.
A perforated artificial micro-suede upper liner has also been introduced to
help prevent the wearer’s feet from getting too hot and sweaty.

The redesign is available in both a classic high-top style, and a low-cut version –
with a rectangular patch at the top of the tongue – and is available in black,
red, blue and all-white for its first release today, 28th July.

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Converse Breaks ‘Made By You’ Campaign for Chuck Taylors

Converse is celebrating its signature Chuck Taylor All Star line in a
new push that showcases consumers who make their own mark on the sneaker.
The campaign kicked off yesterday with more than 200 portraits of worn and
customized Chucks from around the world, including some from notable fans
like singer Patti Smith and artist Andy Warhol.
Called “Made By You,” the push features the 98-year-old Chuck line, which is
the foundation of the Nike-owned Converse brand.
Converse’s campaign highlights its customers’ creative spirit, although it also
includes high-level celebrities.

“Made By you originated from a simple human truth – we all want to be our
true, authentic self in this world,” said Vice President of Global Marketing
Ian Stewart. “Fans of Chuck Taylor are the ones who have made Chuck Taylor
an iconic badge of creative self-expression. It’s time we celebrated them.”

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK #7 _ Dean Bradshaw

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“The Golden Years”, a new series of the photographer Dean Bradshaw,
to whom we already had the excellent project “Real Life Superheroes”,
and who this time stages sports seniors in action into portraits full of energy.
A humorous response to the traditional images of young athletes
usually found in advertisements and magazines.

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New Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber Sneaker

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Converse debuts its Fall 2014 Converse All Star collection featuring new silhouettes and elevated detailing.
Featuring a sleek monochromatic look, the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber
protects from rainy day weather and music festival mud pits.
The classic silhouette has been reinvented with a more durable and indestructible rubber material
to suit anyweather for any style. The entire upper is made up of the water resistant rubber,
while your feet stay warm with a soft fleece lining.
The collection has dropped in 7 color ways including an all white silhouette for the daredevils.

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Buy your pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber HERE.