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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by Marcos F Gallego

How To Look Professional At Work Without Looking Boring

Dressing for work is something which can be stressful, if you let it be. Finding a way to look smart and professional without looking boring can seem difficult to some, but in fact can be done very easily after some simple considerations. Workplace attire obviously varies considerably between different companies and can even vary between teams within the same business.

Adding personality to your work clothes doesn’t mean being radical and wearing flip flops into the office in December or any other inappropriate clothing which could get you some funny looks. Here we will look at how you can maintain a professional look in your job, broken down into each of the most common workplaces:

For A Casual Workplace

If you work in a relatively casual environment, then you have a decent amount of choice and flexibility. This can be the best situation for some and the worst for others, depending on how much you enjoy choosing your clothes for the day.

If jeans are accepted then choose a dark wash pair which fit you well, along with casual jumpers and some stylish yet understated footwear such as chukka or Barbour boots. Keep accessories to a minimum, with a small amount of jewellery such as a watch or bracelet.

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For A Creative Workplace

A creative workplace also offers considerable flexibility when it comes to choosing your workwear, although it may vary depending on the type of creative business you are working for. Tech companies are more similar to the casual workplace mentioned above, however if it is a more artistic based company then you may choose a style which is slightly more outlandish.

A good look to try is simple t-shirts combined with tailored trousers and some cool Nike or Adidas trainers which feature colours which aren’t too bold. Stick to neutral or pastel based colours, as nobody likes staring at luminous footwear while their trying to concentrate! If you are struggling to decide your best option, then take a look at what your co-workers and superiors are wearing to help you choose.

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For A Formal Workplace

High quality, stylish choices are a must if you work in a conservative workplace where the dress standards are high. It’s fine to stick with classic tailored pieces, but add in your own touches to set you apart from the rest. Experiment with clothing which is a bit different, such as double breasted suits, oversized bow ties, blazers in bold colours or patterns and slim-fitting dark-coloured suits.

For footwear, it is worthwhile finding a pair which will last you more than just a couple of months. This could be a nice pair of black or tan coloured Ted Baker shoes, or some classic Bass Larkin loafers in black or wine colours.

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A Few Workwear Don’ts

  • Don’t get caught up in a trend – What is the big trend today could be a source of ridicule tomorrow. Focus on pieces which suit your style rather than adopting someone else’s, as otherwise you will end up with a clothes collection which doesn’t go together easily.
  • Don’t assume that off the hook means ready to wear – Choosing off the hook is perfectly fine, just make sure you choose items which will fit and last you for more than a couple of weeks. If you wear suits then there is no comparison with one which has been tailored to you.
  • Don’t try to match everything – Trying to match everything together can make it seem like your trying too hard and make your look feel older than it is. Try mixing different colours and patterns which you haven’t tried before and remember the ones which suit you best.
  • Don’t select quantity over quality – Invest in clothing which will last through the seasons without looking old and tired. Good quality clothes will last you for much longer and stay trendy over time, particularly with winter coats and formal shoes.

Barbour Boots, Formal Shoes & Trainers At Scorpion Shoes

At Scorpion Shoes we have a huge range of footwear including boots, trainers and sandals, plus hats, bags, belts and other accessories. From Barbour boots to Vans old skool trainers, we’re confident you’ll find your ideal pair of footwear in one of our Camden stores, or through our website.

We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact by calling 0207 267 6195 or email customer-services@scorpionshoes.co.uk

6 Pieces Of Shoe Advice For Men From 434 Single Women

Single women can be very judgemental, and for good reason. With working lives getting evermore busy, finding the time to meet potential new partners gets harder and harder. Online dating apps and websites may have made it more accessible, but the first impression you make still counts just as much as it ever has.

Choosing The Right Shoes For A Date

To make life easier for themselves, women have honed in on a variety of things which men do and say on a first date which tell them all they need to know about you and whether you are a match for them. Of these signals, the most often overlooked by men is what they wear, particularly their shoes.

To get a more accurate sense of how women judge a guy’s shoes on a first date, a survey was conducted which showed 434 young, straight, single women 32 types of men’s shoes, and then rate them as if they were on a date. The results were strong and consist, with six major insights coming through.

  1. Wear Shoes Which Cover Your Feet

The results from the survey showed that women hated every type of sandal shown to then, no matter what type it was. Sandals gave the women the impression that their date was not particularly interested in being there and that they generally have no sense of style. Safe to say, stay away from sandals, crocs or anything else which doesn’t cover your feet completely.

  1. Wear Leather Shoes

Women were much keener whenever they were showed a pair of leather shoes. The top 7 shoes in the entire survey had leather uppers, showing just how much difference they can make. There was nothing in particular about leather which women liked, just the fact that they show you can dress smartly and make and effort.

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  1. Wear Normal Shoes, Not Boots

Only one boot made it into the entire top 12 on the survey, with most sitting around the middle positions. Many men will believe that wearing boots will make them look confident and protective; however women don’t see it that way. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, with some shoes such as men’s chukka boots gaining praise from a number of respondents.

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  1. Don’t Wear Sports Shoes

More stylish trainers such as Vans and Converse scored well in the test, compared with running or tennis shoes which all finished in the bottom half of the results. Women simply expect you to be smarter for a first date than wearing trainers.

  1. Don’t Spend Too Much

The survey found that there was no correlation between the price of the shoes and the rating they received from women. This shows that you do not need to break the bank to find nice looking shoes which will go down well on a date.

  1. Stylish Shoes Make You look Best

Young men often worry that stylish shoes could make them too feminine. However nothing could be further from the truth, with many of the most stylish options coming up highest in the survey. Put simply, women love a man with the confidence to wear stylish shoes.

Men’s Chukka Boots, Boat Shoes & More At Scorpion Shoes

At Scorpion Shoes we have a huge range of footwear available to meet every style and trend. From men’s chukka boots to women’s sandals, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re after in one of our Camden stores, or through our website.

We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact by calling 0207 267 6195 or email customer-services@scorpionshoes.co.uk

Fresh Shoe Ideas To Impress With This Autumn

As Autumn arrives it’s time to say goodbye to plimsolls and sandals and look towards this year’s new winter styles. Heaver fabrics and deeper colours have already been finding their way into the latest releases for a couple of months now as the seasons trends take shape.

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Some popular styles are carrying on from previous years, including the iconic men’s chukka boot and women’s high heeled boots in a variety of colours. Chukkas, or the closely related desert boot, have continued to grow in popularity, particularly as they can be worn during any time of year.

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The name ‘chukka’ comes from the game of polo, and were first worn by British soldiers in India during the 19th century. Today they are suited to both hot and cold conditions, depending on the material chosen. Desert boots, however, are typically worn in the fall and winter. They are both great to wear with either jeans or shorts and come in a variety of materials and styles.

This versatility is partly what makes men’s chukka boots a popular choice all year round, with leather and suede options great with jeans or black trousers for nights out and formal events during the winter, and lighter canvas options to go with shorts in the summer.

Purists know it is important to differentiate between the real chukka and the imposters. Chukkas are lace-up ankle boots, with thin soles and a rounded toe. They are only meant to have two or three lacing eyelets, a rule that has been completely disregarded by some major manufacturers in recent years including both Vans and Nike.

For women winter shoe and boots styles are slightly less predictable, although many ideas are taken from the catwalk shows earlier in the year. This season Chelsea boots are in fashion, including eye catching snakeskin and leopard designs along with the classic leather and suede styles. The enduring appeal of these classic designs is often due to their high quality materials and craftsmanship, which allows them to last for many years if looked after properly.

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Men’s Chukka Boots, Boat Shoes & More At Scorpion Shoes

At Scorpion Shoes we have a huge range of footwear available to meet every style and trend. From men’s chukka boots to women’s sandals, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re after in one of our Camden stores, or through our website.

We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact by calling 0207 267 6195 or email customer-services@scorpionshoes.co.uk

RM Williams Looks To Target The Next Generation

The world famous Australian boot maker RM Williams has set out this year to evolve the iconic brand in order to target a younger and more metropolitan audience. The company has been producing high quality boots since the 1930’s, creating classics which are still highly popular with older generations.

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“Are we moving the range forward, making it a bit more contemporary? Yes,” said Martin Rippon, R.M. Williams general manager marketing and public relations. “Do we think that’s going to alienate our existing customers? Not at all.”

Mr Rippon said R.M. Williams, which calls itself “The Bush Outfitter”, was making its apparel “more contemporary to appeal to that younger 20-to-35 age group in the city”. “This is an evolution that you need to do because if your franchise is getting old, then you need to attract new people into the brand.”

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R.M. Williams boots are a part of country life in Australia, and over the decades have grown a loyal fan base all over the world. They are renowned globally for their high quality materials and craftsmanship, with a series of designs that includes their trademark Wentworth and Chelsea styles in black and brown chestnut colours.

The company is putting most of its attention into developing its clothing lines, as boot sales have remained consistently strong over the last few years. Finding a way to target their new desired audience, while keeping their existing ones happy has been its biggest challenge.

It’s biggest market has always been in Australia due to their long heritage and loyalty from country folk in the country, however their attempts to sell RM Williams boots in the UK and Scandinavia has also gone well. Its next step is to target the rest of Europe and then across Asia in 2016, with the hope of making more than £230 million by 2019.

Figures for the year to June 2014 show that retail sales rose by 6.9%, export wholesale grew by 6.6%, but wholesale sales fell. Footwear volumes increased by 11.3%, showing that despite being around for 80 years, their customer base is still growing.

“Domestically made clothing continues to have increased price driven by competition from global brands and imported goods, especially due to the strength of the Australian dollar,” the accounts state.

“The Australian manufactured product continues to be complemented by an increase in overseas-manufactured product and thus offers our customers choice in product range and price whilst maintaining the traditional quality of the R.M. Williams product.”

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Ted Baker, Barbour & RM Williams Boots And More From Scorpion Shoes

When it comes to high quality footwear for men and women, nobody has a more comprehensive collection than Scorpion shoes, including Ted Baker, Fred Perry and RM Williams boots. We also stock a huge range of trainers, sandals and accessories from the world’s most popular brands.

We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact by calling 0207 267 6195 or email customer-services@scorpionshoes.co.uk

But, What Can’t You Do In Le Chameau Boots?

Well, exactly! We’ve asked ourselves the same question countless times, because it seems they’ll tackle any weather like it’s a walk in the park! They offer everything you could want from a boot and more. Whether you’re trekking many miles in Scotland or want a practical pair of boots for roaming the city, Le Chameau boots are superior on all levels. Read on to find out more about our range of colourful wellington boots made by Le Chameau!

You Can Do A Great Many Things In Le Chameau Boots

Whether you work outdoors and need comfortable, durable boots that will last for many years to come, or are a style-conscious traveler who’s never sure when they’ll land themselves in some mud, our high quality range of classic La Chameau wellies will never leave you out in the cold. Instead, they’ll give you the freedom to explore in the rain without worrying about whether your feet will stay warm and dry!

Here at Scorpion Shoes, we don’t think a pair of boots that offer comfort, a sturdy tread and (dare we say it) style, is a lot to ask for. If these are the things that you look for in a wellington boot, we’re confident you’re in the right place.

In reality you may be hiking over hard rock or splashing through muddy ditches, but your feet will be none the wiser – why? Because these waterproof mud boots are designed to last. Their thick and supple leather (supplied only by French and Italian tanneries), will make your feet feel as though they’re walking on air.

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So if your boots burst a seam last autumn, and you’ve been in the market ever since trying hopelessly to find the perfect pair, look no further than our classic collection. Don’t think you must go for a black or a dark green pair either – stand out in the countryside and discover our red, navy and more stunning coloured Le Chameau boots!

After one wear in your new, luxurious boots, who knows? You might even start to enjoy mucking out! But perhaps we’ll stick to those fun outdoor activities instead… Whatever it is you plan to do, millions of people around the world agree that no other boot quite compares to a Le Chameau.

Discover Le Chameau At Scorpion Shoes

We have a brilliant collection of women’s Le Chameau boots in a range of colours here at Scorpion Shoes, perfectly suitable for your feet! Browse online today or call into one of our Camden stores to try on a pair or two!

If you would like more information about our range of footwear for men and women, simply contact us on 0207 267 6195, or email us at customer-services@scorpionshoes.co.uk. We’d love to help!

Warm Weather Boots for Men

There’s a high probability that boots aren’t the first thing you think of when considering summer footwear, however breathable fabrics and creative styles has now increased their popularity during the summer months.

Summer Boots For Men

Men’s chukka bootsWearing boots on a sunny day might not seem entirely logical, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying out new styles, whether it’s with jeans, shorts or formal wear. The materials are important when choosing new boots, as you need a pair which allow your feet to breathe and remain comfortable in the heat.

“If the weather is unpredictable, opt for leather uppers. When there is no rain forecast, go for suede or canvas to keep your feet cooler,” says Susannah Davda, director of The Shoe Consultant Ltd. “Avoid fabric and synthetic linings as these will not absorb your perspiration, leaving your feet feeling sweaty.”

There are a variety of different boots which are regarded as trendy this season. High on the list are chukka boots and their closely-related cousin the desert boot. Both of these styles have become a familiar sight in recent years, and now come in an array of colours and fabrics.

Men’s chukka bootsMen’s chukka boots are not only available in traditional leather and suede styles, but also in more casual fabrics such as canvas which allow them to be worn with almost any look. Other styles which are currently popular include leather ankle boots, smart high top trainers and Chelsea boots.

Timberland’s senior director of men’s casual footwear, Don DeSalvio, prefers the look of men’s chukka boots for summer. “Lightweight and deconstructed chukkas are a true warm-weather shoe and really inspire barefoot wear, which is perfect for that laidback summer look,” he says. “The casual nature of a lightweight chukka pairs perfectly with jeans and a t-shirt for a relaxed, but fashionable look. Today, you’re also just as likely to see these worn with shorts.”

Men’s chukka bootsThis change in attitude towards boots and the acceptable styles they go with has only come about in the last few years, as the trends which used to dictate what time of year particular fabrics were supposed to be worn have now been turned on their head. Today materials such as suede are seen as a legitimate summer material, leading to new clothing trends to go with them.

Men’s Chukka Boots, Boat Shoes & More At Scorpion Shoes

At Scorpion Shoes we have a huge range of footwear available to meet every style and trend. From men’s chukka boots to women’s sandals, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re after in one of our Camden stores, or through our website.

We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact by calling 0207 267 6195 or email customer-services@scorpionshoes.co.uk

Get The Look: David Beckham


We’ve put together a little get the look feature with one of menswear’s biggest style icons – David Beckham.
The guy that always looks awesome even in jeans and a jumper.
He proves that all you need to do is wear quality pieces that fit and coordinate and you’ll nail it.

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Get his Camper Magnus Desert Boots HERE.

The Northgate collection by Fred Perry

Untitled-2Named after a street in Fred Perry’s native Stockport, the Northgate is a boot built
from the essence of British winters past. Design takes root in military references, with a high-grip commando
sole based on the standard issue combat boots adopted by mods and skinheads in the 60s.
Diamond-stitched quilted canvas, horse hair-embossed leather panels and Harris tweed inverweave in tribute
to heritage ourdoor dressing, while long wing brogue detail gives a crafted, hand-tooled finish.
A boot for braving the elements.

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 Shop your Northgate boots HERE.