Friday, April 23, 2010

new shoes

everybody on facebook seems to be talking about the make your own havaianas event, which started yesterday at the rockwell tent till april 26. hmmm we wonder if the fash pack was invited this time. this is their fifth year (another successful one, no doubt—it just gets bigger every year!) and we've gone to the last three. but look at what we spotted during our day spent at chueca: a window display of espadrilles by havaianas!
we had never seen anything like them: the classic canvas espadrilles, but instead of a jute sole, it's made with havaianas' rubber sole. but quite pricey at about €29. but we love the colors! and you can wear these on wet surfaces! (because the regular jute sole absorbs moisture and you end up with moist feet ;-) apparently, this style—as well as new sneaker styles—was introduced just last month to some markets. then, at the mango store, we spotted this:

apparently, mango collaborated with nike last year and released some very "hiphop" style trainers—chunky, high-cut, neon colors. this year, the shoes are sleeker and more wearable for everyday by everyday people.
but we were told that this, too, is a limited-edition collection available only in specific countries like spain. (well, mango IS from spain... but nike is from the US, hmmm...)

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