Hot on the Highstreet Week 263


I have been following the Spanish fashion blogger Gala Gonzalez for a while now, and am always stunned by her striking looks and inventive style. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered she has teamed up with Italian shoe brand Superga to create a collection that evokes summer whilst remaining comfortable, casual and chic.


In the last five years Superga plimsols have become famous and familiar thanks to celebrity ambassadors like Alexa Chung, but the brand has actually been around for well over 100 years.

Under the care and attention of Walter Martiny in 1911, the Superga factory began to produce shoes with vulcanized rubber soles. It was here, in Turin, Italy, the Classic Superga 2750 heritage style was born.

After closing during the war, the Superga factory reopened with a mission to bring high quality footwear to the people of Italy. The 2750 became established as the people’s shoe of Italy, and Superga increased its product line with technical sport shoes, rubber rain boots and a growing range of colours and styles.

The 2750 shoe has been an icon since the very beginning and has inspired flatforms and mid tops, been transformed for all weathers, and has collaborated with top names to bring you fresh new designs. Taking you from the city to the beach, from the office to the bar, or from the high street to the park, the easy, comfortable Superga shoe has no boundaries.


This Superga capsule collection with Gala includes three models born from natural materials such as hand embroidery raffia, a traditional Spanish tradition, with a wide selection of warm colours, reminiscent of the Galician landscapes, birthplace of the young blogger. Beautifully made, and ideal for any occasion I predict they will be a hit.

These special edition shoes are currently only available on the European site, priced between 79 and 99 euros. Buy here.

Hot on the Highstreet Week 230 – Gilmour & Gray

Let me introduce you to Gilmour & Gray – handmade quality Chelsea boots with a colourful twist.

G&G launched on Thursday 16th October, a high-end and innovative brand, masterminded by two brothers from Gloucestershire. Currently based in London the boots are taking to the streets just in time the Christmas rush. Unisex and made entirely from one piece of the finest Portuguese leather, these boots will inspire Autumn and Christmas shoppers – the perfect present for father, son, daughter and mother.

A timeless classic, these Chelsea boots offer the consumer a cutting edge yet classy look. They are comfortable, hard-wearing and ideal for chilly winter weather. The Autumn collection comprises of four designs: traditional brown suede, brown suede with red elastic, blue elastic and green elastic.

The Gilmour & Gray collection range from European size 36 – 46 and start from £150 per pair, including VAT, (excluding postage and packaging).

Buy your boots here:

Hot on the Highstreet Week 217

In the last week every magazine has featured Charlotte Olympia’s new rainbow Kitty & Co capsule collection. The iconic feline flats have taken on a new family of characters, including ‘cheeky kitty’ and ‘pouty kitty’ and are available in an array of pastel and bright shades. As always the shoes are made from the softest velvet with a sturdy sole. Pick a pair for every occasion.

Priced at £525 these shoes are available at all Charlotte Olympia stores or online at