Yesterday was one of our favourite days of the year after Christmas and birthdays - yes, it was the Schuh Autumn/Winter '11 range preview. An opportunity for the store managers to see what they'll be selling over the coming months and what trends our buyers are forecasting, the range preview also gives everyone the chance to make a MASSIVE SHOPPING LIST. Here's just a small selection of sneaky highlights - boys first:
Exclusive New Balance x Schuh 30th rework of the classic 577.
Another exclusive - the Fred Perry x Schuh 30th collection. Note the coloured laurels - not something Fred Perry usually do!
POS designed to sit alongside the Dr. Martens x Schuh 30th collection. Each style will be tagged with the yellow tab too. The DMs collection is awesome!
We love the Clarks Originals x Schuh 30th POS - classic boots, well loved and worn. If you're lucky enough to bag a pair, they'll be brand new and, being a camo suede, each pair is completely unique.
Last year, we couldn't get enough of the Hiker inspired Onitsuka Tiger Sunotore, so we're pleased to see new versions in for this season. Hiking style was a key feature of many of the men's brands for aw 11.
Momentum - exclusive to Schuh. Now, boys, don't be shy this season. Us girls have hogged leopard print for long enough - it's your go to work it now. Not that we're giving it to you entirely - we're just sharing.
Creepers always creep back round again and these chunky creepers by Dr. Martens really fit with the thick soled aesthetic of next season.
And moving on to ladies...
Brogue detail Vans - for those looking to smarten the look.
Tired of block colour Vans? These are begging to be bought!
Day glo, day glo, day glo from Nike.
Dr. Martens, oh how we adore thy white patent boots and exclusive Dr.Martens x Schuh 30th pink patent shoes. Talk about ways to girlie up a tough style.
Rock and Candy land soon - we are v excited!
Making it's welcome return to Schuh is Spanish brand Destroy. These guys are all about quality leather boots and shoes but always with a twist.
Iron Fist ladies? The new range is as gruesome and exciting as you'd expect! Here's just one to whet your appetite...
We love this chunky, heavy ankle boot with it's everyday wearable heel and mix of suede and leather uppers - classic styling.
Flats, flats, flats. Perfect for the demure ladylike look.
Bejewelled flats! Ideal for mid evening foot fatigue or perfect for those who don't do heels. Pretty flats are key this season and are elevated (pardon the pun) to heel rivalling status in the style stakes.
Give us an ankle boot, make us happy. Give us it in red and we squeal with joy.
Chunky block heel. Block colour. Suede. Beautiful.