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 

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

Swinging London (one more time)

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Last week we hooked up with our friend Johanna Payton who runs a fantastic blog highlighting 60’s fashion. She took a pair of Fred Perry Phoenix from us and wrote an awesome article where she demonstrates the endless possibilities of mixing contemporary sneakers and vintage clothing. You can read the full article and check more pictures on her blog, which we truly recommend to everyone interested in vintage clothing and 60’s culture. Also, thanks to Eliott Swan for his photography skills!

 

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Johanna Payton in Fred Perry trainers

 

 

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TREAT YOUR SENSES_Our November exhibitions’ selection

•CANDIDA HÖFER – MEMORY: One of the most important conceptual photographers reaches London with an inspired insight into St. Petersburg’s spectacular architecture twisting it into a complex and timeless reflection about memory as a personal and social construction. BEN BROWN FINE ARTS (Mayfair) until Friday 27th November.

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•SYD SHELTON – ROCK AGAINST RACISM: The British photographer brings us some historical images about the activist movement Rock Against Racism which opposed the National Front in 1970s Britain. Groove, ethics and attitude! RIVINGTON PLACE (Shoreditch) until Saturday 5th December.

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•DIGITAL DISTURBANCES: This exhibition takes a close insight into how digital technologies (3D printing, social media, 3.0 web…) are changing the whole panorama of the fashion industry and advertising. FASHION SPACE GALLERY (Marylebone) until Saturday 12th December.

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•All the above exhibitions are FREE ENTRY so there’s no excuse not to pay a visit!

STEP BACK TO THE 90’s WITH SUPERSTAR TRAINERS

 

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If you love the 90’s and you love a pair of trophy trainers, this one’s for you.
Adidas Originals has teamed up with ultra-cool casting agency Anti-Agency to give
it’s iconic Superstar trainers an even cooler twist, creating the Superstar Girl Gang.
The campaign itself celebrates some of Britain’s best female talent, both behind
and in front of the camera, with the results inspiring us to slip straight back
into a classic pair of Adidas kicks.

Adidas Superstar £65

Article from Metro

ARTIST OF THE WEEK #9 _ BERNARD PRAS

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Bernard Pras is a French painter, photographer, and sculptor.

Pras is  specializes in anamorphic art installations–assemblages of found objects that,

when viewed from a specific angle, form a recognizable image.

His most recent installations include portraits and recreations of classic works of art.

Some works are small enough to fit on a table, others fill large rooms.

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http://www.bernardpras.fr/

Trick or treat?

Halloween is just around the corner and the party invitations are rolling in.
Everyone is talking about their costume—or costumes—for the creepiest night of the year.
Don’t have a lot of cash to spend on a costume? No worries!
We’ve picked out some of our favourite, easy and cheap costumes ideas to share with you!

Pop Art / Comic Book

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Where’s Waldo?

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Despicable me Minion

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The Son of Man_Magritte

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Andy Warhol

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK #1 _ OLEG OPRISCO

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Oleg Oprisco is an inspired photographer who brings that ethereal,
fairytale quality to his photos that make them iconic. The photographer
who lives and works in Kiev, continues to wow us with his vivid style
of conceptual photography that places subjects in the middle of surreal
and fantastic tableaus. Oprisco spends large amounts of time scouring
flea markets and resale shops to collect props, costumes, and other items
for each shot which he often sketches beforehand in a sketchbook,
with the final shoot requiring 2-3 days of preparation.
His photos have inspired so many photographers to try and capture the
same magical effect, which we truly admire.
As Oprisco says, “Create + Desire”.

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http://www.oprisco.com/

GLOBE x BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD

Globe and MTV are proud to announce the release of the Globe x Beavis and Butt-Head capsule collection. Designed as an homage to the heavy metal, in-your -face attitude of the original Beavis and Butt-Head series, the new Globe x Beavis and Butt-Head capsule collection brings together original and first time fans with product that is as fun as it is collectable.

Quality crafted 7-ply maple Globe x Beavis and Butt-Head cruiserboards and decks come in individual Beavis and Butt-Head shapes, each with original art by Mike Judge. The Beavis and Butt-Head Motley is a minimalist canvas shoe that features individual art derived from the show in the footbeds.

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You can find them HERE.