For me, footwear is a must in any outfit. I make shoe contact before I make eye contact.
I think you can tell a lot about a person by what they have on their feet. This applies to both men and women. More and more men are getting obsessed with their trainers. They need to have the latest pair, keep them clean as fuck. Bows are are tucked in and the laces crisp white. But why is this? Gone are the days where boys would be running back with mud covered in their boots, banging them on the wall outside to loosen them before entering the house. It's like we've grown our generation and the generation below into clean OCD trainer freaks. Instagram is flooded with images of people's feet wearing their kicks, even wardrobes showing how many pairs they have. I'm the first one to admit, I love trainers. I'm a trainer whore when it comes to this. At the moment my favourites are still the classic Nike Air Max, Air Force 1, high tops too. I went through the Vans stage but after a night of partying and heavy boozing, boy did my feet hurt the week after! I've never wore them again. This trainer culture of addicts is a growing community, and I expect to see some new emerging footwear designers in the making ready to unleash their passion on their own collection.
What are your favourite kicks? Let me know in the comments and which ones you think I should get next.