Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Trainers’

Rihanna’s Pick: Eskiva Hi by Puma

Thursday, November 19th, 2015


Puma’s brand ambassador, global superstar Rihanna has hand picked her favourite Puma styles. Following the success of the Fenty Creepers, Rih Rih and Puma have released the Eskiva hi. This sleek and sporty silhouette is opposite, aesthetically, to her previous drop.



An update of the classic boxing shoe the Puma Gong, the Eskiva Hi is a high cut trainer that combines retro sporting aesthetic with contemporary fashion. It features a leather upper, nubuck overlays, lace up front, perforated tongue, heel tab and gold Puma branding. The music and fashion mogul styles hers with Puma tracksuit bottoms and a sporty crop top.

An alternative to the boot cut profile is the Eskiva mid, similar in design but with a perforated back panel and zip for easy access.


Both models are favoured by the icon and can be seen on instagram girls alike. Like with any celeb collaboration stock is limited and the hype is huge.



New Brand | Oki Kutsu

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This Autumn, OFFICE brings a new contender to the world of sports-luxe dressing with new in house brand Oki Kutsu.

Taking inspiration from Tokyo and adding the sleekness of Scandi style, Oki Kutsu offers women the next level in casual footwear; perfect for minimal, laid back styling.

Sporty straps and lace up detailing compliment butter-soft leather uppers, solid soles and sleek silhouettes; creating the ultimate in sports-luxe footwear for next season.


To get you ready for new season we have dressed these luxe styles with some of our favourite looks for Autumn, to give you an insight on how to wear this exciting new brand.

A classic pair of black tailored trouser is a wardrobe essential and an easy way to dress up these premium trainer styles. Wear with a structured shirt and long duster coat for effortless elegance.

A pair of comfy mom jeans or super skinnies are the ultimate go to on casual days and the Oki Kutsu styles can smarten up a dress down look for days out with friends.

We thank Lily Allen for making it cool to wear trainers with dresses and skirts again and the all white hi top looks great with a long midi shift dress and leather jacket.

How will you wear yours?


Sneak Peak | AW15 Trend: Urban Warrior

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

As hard as it is to let go of the summer, we are now starting to fully embrace Autumn and building on some new looks for the cooler months ahead.

Men’s fashion doesn’t change as regularly as women’s which makes it slightly easy for you guys but it is now time to put away the pastel shorts and vests and embrace some layers.

The first trend we are focusing on takes a lot of inspiration from urban streetwear and mixes it with some subtle tailoring for the perfect smart/casual balance. This trend is perfect for the guy who doesn’t have to go too smart to the office but can still look good if he is going for some impromptu drinks or dinner after work. Its the ultimate weekender look and will have you prepared for most occasions whilst looking effortlessly cool.


Think premium sneakers, desert boots and suede brogues as your footwear staples and make sure you have a pair or tapered black chinos, a good quality tee and a smart bomber jacket. The colour palette is dark with a lot of black, grey and navy blue, but add flashes of white or bright colour drench pieces to add a luxe touch. Fabrics are soft jersey, selvedge denim, cashmere and nylon with elements of leather and thick wool.





I Work Out Like This

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

After a month of over indulgence and gym neglect, it is time to get back in shape and get fit and healthy for 2015.

The thought of stepping back into the gym or preparing yourself for a run in the freezing cold seems pretty daunting but a new year means a new start and exercise really does make you feel better (mentally at least).

After Christmas we always feel a bit rubbish with post party blues, too many carbs in our system and having to get up early again but January gives us the perfect excuse to gather the girls for a group gym sesh.

Fresh fruit and veg are your new best friend and with loads of healthy recipes out there, it is time to banish those leftover sausage rolls and mince pies.



To kick start your workout, you need the perfect excuse……new stuff!

The sportswear giants are here to help with the latest in gym wear and running trainers to have you looking your best whilst your sweating like crazy on a spin bike.

For dedicated gym bunnys and running enthusiasts, the Nike Zoom Fit Agility and Nike Lunar Cross Element have the built in technology to help you get the most out of your workout. These lightweight trainers have an adaptive fit and cushioned soles for soft impact when pounding the treadmill or doing circuits.

For the girls who like to take things a little easier with weight training, a bit of cardio and some calorie burning classes then the Nike Air Max Thea or New Balance 574 are you ideal companion. These cool and comfy trainers will take you to and from the gym with ease and are great for dress down weekends paired with jeans and a big jumper.

Sports bras are a must have gym essential to keep everything in its place when doing jumping jacks and the Nike Pro Bra should be first into your gym bag. Shorts and leggings will also make up your workout outfit and its always good to throw in a fleece for winter runs in the park.






Winter Occasions

Friday, December 12th, 2014

With family to visit and parties to go to, your Christmas calendar is piling up with events and we have the shoes to suit your every need in the holiday season.

If you are still panic shopping for presents then you need to be armed with some trainers to pound the pavements with your girlfriends. A pair of retro New Balance 574‘s or a pair of contemporary Nike Air Max Thea’s will be your best friend on long shopping days, keeping your comfy and help you run between stores.

With plenty of nights out planned for the holidays and of course the big one on New Year’s Eve, a perfect pair of heels is a must. It is the season of sparkle and sequins and a glittery dress needs a black heel like the Swirl Shoeboot. If opting for a monochrome, simple look you can wow with shoes and show off in a pair of rose gold Salvation stilettos.


When it’s time to walk of the massive Christmas dinner or pre Christmas buffet then a pair of waterproof Hunter wellies or Timberland‘s are ideal for country walks in winter. Grab the dog and the family and brave the elements with your winter fearing footwear.

Possibly the favourite of all days over Christmas is the days that you can cosy up in front of the TV watching back to back films and stuffing your face with leftovers. What could possibly be a better  than a pair of warm and toasty slippers from UGG Australia and Bedroom Athletics to wear with your pyjamas all day.

MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) 2014

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

It was best foot forward for a trio of trendy-shoed stars at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Sunday’s star-studded occasion saw Taylor Swift, Beyonce and our very own Ed Sheeran in the limelight at the prestigious awards in California.



Taylor Swift

The 24-year-old Long Live long-legged singer showed off those pins in a girly pale blue Mary Katrantzou jumpsuit and skyscraper-high burgundy-coloured heels, courtesy of Elie Saab.


Beyonce stole the show as she not only won the night’s top gong, the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, she belted up a short set of songs from her most famous videos, including XO. The ultimate diva wore a sparkly leotard, fishnet tights and stunning black ankle boots. She played a 15-minute set and received her award from husband Jay Z and their baby girl Blue Ivy.

Ed Sheeran

The 23-year-old Halifax-born Kiss Me star found a willing piggy back from director Emil Nava and beat off Eminem, John Legend and Pharrell to take the male video crown for Sing. He appeared all in black, including a shirt, jeans and classic Air Jordan 5 trainers.


Picture Credits:

Taylor Swift: Jordan Strauss/AP/Press Association Images


Ed Sheeran: PA/PA Wire


Beyonce: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Sugar Coated Plimsolls

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

We first got a taste of candy coloured sportswear when it graced Chanel’s  SS14 catwalk in Paris, emphasizing the sports luxe style in pastel perfection.


Pastels are starting to dominate our summer wardrobe and some cute fondant coloured plimsolls will look great at the beach, on a city trek or at a summer event and these milkshake colours even compliment some tanned pins. Pair some crochet Superga 2750’s with a girly smock dress, silver Air Max 1‘s with some light denim or dress down some tailored coordinates with a pair of mint green Converse .





Nike Huarache – New colours coming soon!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


With under a week to go, we’re getting excited for the launch of our first ever women’s Nike Huarache  trainers!


For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Nike Air Huarache trainer, they’re steeped in sneaker history, like all great Nike trainers before them. Created by the legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, this famous silhouette goes back as far as 1991. Inspired and named after a Native American sandal, Nike’s Air Huarache model transformed trainer fit forever. When they launched all those years ago, Nike asked us ‘Have You Hugged Your Foot Today?’. This of course related to the snug, glove-like fit from their neoprene and spandex sock contained neatly within the upper. If the secure fit, coupled with  Nike’s trademark air unit didn’t already make the sneaker scene sit up and pay attention, the iconic thermoplastic heel strap and unrivalled for comfort certainly did.


With minimal branding, cut out design and dimpled Phylon midsole, it was one of the purest performance footwear designs ever seen. Since the shoe was born, the huarache family grew from strength to strength and was even endorsed by athletes including Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson.


Bringing this awesome style up to date, our new colourways are pretty darn special. With a choice of atomic mango and sail or base grey and grape we’re really torn with what ones to go for.



Atomic mango and sail


Base grey and grape

With details such as the woven toebox and metallic rubber heel strap they are the perfect summer style.


These fresh new colourways are available in sizes 3-9.5, so some lucky fellas can get involved with the larger sizes too! Keep checking back to for when they hit down.




90s fashion inspired by Elmo

Friday, January 31st, 2014


We read somewhere recently that it was Elmo from Sesame Street’s birthday next week. Perhaps it came to us in some sort of nostalgic dream or the little guy is actually turning a year older. From a brief look on Google it seems he would be older than most of us. Yup, our little red furry friend is in his forties! What a trooper.



Many of us here used to tune in to Sesame Street straight after nursery school without fail. There were very important things that had to be taken care of before viewing commenced though;

1. sandwich made expertly by my Mummy, crusts off of course. (jam or crisp filled were personal faves)

2. Plastic cup of squash in hand

3. Chocolate biscuit for after (Breakaway’s or Blue Ribbons only please)

Three magic steps and the nations childern were ready to tune in for an hour of pure bliss, usually followed by a nap. Man we wish I could go back to that for a day!

Ok, before you think We’ve completely lost the plot, it really did get us here at HQ thinking about how fashion has come right back around. Bold trainers, high waisted jeans, leggings and cropped tees are the reserve of the most fashion focused girls.

Here’s our Sesame Street fashion inspiration that you can wear now…



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Five shoes every man should own

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Following on from our post yesterday, a bit of Googling here at OFFICE HQ revealed that the average man has 12 pairs of shoes in his wardrobe. A few shy of the average woman’s 20, but still a decent number we thought.

Today we’re taking a look at the five must-have pairs for men which should be among that 12.


We don’t mean the scruffy trainers you go to the gym in, we’re talking about the ones you wear to do everything but exercise. Whether you opt for all-purpose Converse All Stars, vintage-inspired Puma Classics or bold and bright Nike Air Max, your trainers should be both comfortable and cool.

Desert Boots

For those occasions when trainers are bound to earn you a dirty look but you don’t fancy formal footwear, the desert boot never looks out of place.



You may not be needing them for a few months but espadrilles are a staple of any stylish man’s summer wardrobe. At £15 for two pairs they’re cheap and cheerful.


Sometimes only a formal shoe will do. Brogues will take you from the office into the evening.

Smart boots

For that suited and booted look you can‘t go wrong with either Chelsea or Chukka boots. See some of our top picks for the season in our Top 10 Men’s Boots post.


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