Khedira’s Arsenal move called off?

Sami Khedira’s move to Arsenal could be called off as the German has apparently asked to be made the clubs highest-paid-player. A stumbling block for the Gunners who are reluctant to grant Khedira’s wish. The midfielder had been linked with a move to Arsenal after Khedira had rejected a new two-year-deal at Real Madrid. The in-demand midfielder has attracted the …

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Oliver BainesKhedira’s Arsenal move called off?
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This summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes

Ever wondered why the plimsoll is called that? According to Nicholette Jones’ book The Plimsoll Sensation in the 1870s it got the name because the coloured horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the Plimsoll line on a ship’s hull. So just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber …

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AshleyThis summer’s hottest plimsolls and canvas shoes
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Milan Director and PA report that Mario Balotelli to AC Milan deal is done

There’s no word yet from Manchester City but The Press Association are reporting that deal has been agreed for striker Mario Balotelli to join AC Milan. PA says that Milan are going to pay around £20 million for the player to rte-join his boyhood team Milan director Umberto Gandini has also confirmed the deal too. He tweeted “Transfer agreement for …

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AshleyMilan Director and PA report that Mario Balotelli to AC Milan deal is done
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Blue Suede Shoes are back; ASOS, Clarks Originals, John Rocha and more

Good news for Elvis, it appears that blue suede shoes (and leather ones too) are enjoying a bit of a mini revival. I saw that Clarks had added navy to its range of classics this year and they are not alone. You can also buy blue suede and leather brogues and loafers too. Of course you have to be a …

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AshleyBlue Suede Shoes are back; ASOS, Clarks Originals, John Rocha and more
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Style Safari: John Rocha’s Debenhams sale – Blue Brogues

If you fancy a quick fix of some of our favourite heritage clothes brands you would do well to pop into your local Debenhams, The store has Ben Sherman, Duffer, Levi’s Fred Perry and more and at the moment much of it at knock down sale prices. The store also has a big collection of John Rocha clothing, some of …

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AshleyStyle Safari: John Rocha’s Debenhams sale – Blue Brogues
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Trend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more

One of the likely big trends in women’s wear for next is year monochrome black and white.  Think Bridget Riley, op art, stripes of varying lengths, maybe a bit of dogs tooth too. Apparently stripey op art style dresses by the likes of Marc Jac0bs are predicted  to drip on down to the High St.  Chances are that the mod monochrome look will also have an influence …

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AshleyTrend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more
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Clarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots

Clarks are once again teaming up with Record Store Day, putting together a line of tune-inspired footwear and bagging the services of Californian indie-pop maestros Best Coast in the process. As part of Clarks’ Originals collection for 2013, the veritable shoe makers will be putting together a line of bold, colourful patent leather Desert Boots for guys and girls, as well as …

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Gerald LynchClarks team up with Best Coast for Record Store Day inspired Desert Boots
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Loafers in the winter! Why not!?

One of my favourite bloke looks ever is Paul Weller in Style Council era, basically around the Cafe Bleu album – see here for evidence. Here the Modfather went back to the original continental influenced mod template and teamed up a light mac with Sta Press and on his feet – well it was always either Brogues or Loafers. Loafers, …

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AshleyLoafers in the winter! Why not!?
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There’s “No Place Like Home” for GPS Brogues concept

Google Maps and TomToms are all well and good, but don’t you sometimes wish your feet themselves could find the right path by themselves? With these new GPS brogue shoe concepts, that wish could soon be answered. Designed by Dominic Wilcox (who calls his Wizard of Oz-inspired shoes No Place Like Home), and commissioned by Global Footprint, the left shoe …

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Gerald LynchThere’s “No Place Like Home” for GPS Brogues concept
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Sponsored video: Snoop and lion introduce adidas Space Diver trainers to Foot Locker

Well Prince did it. And now it seems that Snoop – real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. – has done it. The artist formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dog, then Snoop Dogg, wants to be known from this day forward as Snoop Lion after undergoing a spiritual rebirth during a stay in Jamaica. In this video, we see Snoop – …

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shinychrisSponsored video: Snoop and lion introduce adidas Space Diver trainers to Foot Locker
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Outkast’s Big Boi to become the “sock king”

Outkast’s Big Boi is expanding his horizons. Not content with being one half of the most innovative rap duo in history, nor with taking rising stars like Janelle Monáe under his wing, he’s now setting his lofty sights on…socks? “I’m the sock king!” announced Big Boi during a recent GQ interview, revealing his forthcoming line with Crooks & Castles after being …

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Gerald LynchOutkast’s Big Boi to become the “sock king”

Nike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize trainers out now

On the lookout for a new pair of basketball shoes, and still want to look the buisness on the court? Check out these limited edition trainers from Nike. The Nike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize launched over the weekend alongside the Air Jordan 4 Cav and Zoom KD IV Aunt Pearl, and come with a seriously eye-catching yellow upper. All eyes …

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Gerald LynchNike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize trainers out now
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Herring Shoes launch luggage collection

Classic British shoe maker, Herring recently extended their brand by branching into Luggage. The new luggage range includes everything from wash bags to large weekend holdalls, all finished in a super soft dark brown waxed leather. In keeping with their heritage, Herring has named each bag after a London landmark. Our favourite is the Dorchester, a weekend-sized holdall with two …

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LauraHerring Shoes launch luggage collection
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Review: K-Swiss Blade Max Trails

Let’s face it; most of us amateur runners live in urban environments with limited access to unblemished cross country paths and tracks. That said, once we do manage to skip our way through the traffic and bypass the concrete highways, many of us like to get as close to cross country running as we can – even if a jog …

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LauraReview: K-Swiss Blade Max Trails
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Nike Basketball: “Basketball Never Stops”

The NBA lockout may have been extended until November 30th, but that hasn’t stopped Nike from rolling out their new campaign “Basketball Never Stops’” The ad features some of the finest players in the game including: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki and Amar’e Stoudemire, with cameos from Questlove, J. Cole and Duke’s Coach K. All focusing on their undying …

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LauraNike Basketball: “Basketball Never Stops”
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Yarn-bombing for the Converse Knitted Cuff

The latest offering from Converse, brings street style and the unique, eco-urban mark-making art form Yarn-Bombing together, to create the Knitted Cuff. HOTTEA, is one of the many artist working in the medium across the US. He got into Yarn-Bombing after being shot by a taser gun and spending three days in jail for graffiti. By changing the medium he works …

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LauraYarn-bombing for the Converse Knitted Cuff
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Barefoot Running: The Safe Way To Get Started

Last week a good friend posted a video explaining the benefit of Vibram Five Finger shoes, made entirely by fans. At first I was hugely cynical, after all they do look completely ridiculous. However, my friend is a bit of a fitness fanatic and I figured he probably had some good reasons for converting to “barefoot running.” With this in …

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LauraBarefoot Running: The Safe Way To Get Started