Tom from The Paddingtons
Ooohhh… smart shoes. Scuffed - yes, but still smart. I’m very glad that all our indie boys go for either canvas trainers or proper shoes. None of that white trainer malarkey. These belong to Tom from The Paddingtons. Their debut album is being produced by Owen Morris, the guy who did Oasis’ Definitely Maybe, and should be one to definitely look out for (especially as Tom is so so pretty).

Tom from The Paddingtons

Ooohhh… smart shoes. Scuffed - yes, but still smart. I’m very glad that all our indie boys go for either canvas trainers or proper shoes. None of that white trainer malarkey. These belong to Tom from The Paddingtons. Their debut album is being produced by Owen Morris, the guy who did Oasis’ Definitely Maybe, and should be one to definitely look out for (especially as Tom is so so pretty).


More converses. When I become PM and reintroduce milk to primary schools I shall also put a production limit on that cursed Converse factory. Risking white shoes in the rain is Sam Herlihy from Hope of the States. The photo quality looks weird but forgive me, it was very late at night, and my tiny camera flash can’t do these clean shoes justice. More first name number crunching - the second Sam here.

More converses. When I become PM and reintroduce milk to primary schools I shall also put a production limit on that cursed Converse factory. Risking white shoes in the rain is Sam Herlihy from Hope of the States. The photo quality looks weird but forgive me, it was very late at night, and my tiny camera flash can’t do these clean shoes justice. More first name number crunching - the second Sam here.


Ryan from The Cribs
These boots have a bit of history behind them. Their owner, Ryan from The Cribs, doesn’t like them but told me they were made by the same man who used to make the shoes for the Beatles. They’ve signed to Wichita and even have some Japanese fan sites; so maybe, in 30 years time I’ll be shuffling my zimmer frame around a gig, get a new shoe photo, only to be told that “the guy who made these shoes, made the shoes for The Cribs too…”

Ryan from The Cribs

These boots have a bit of history behind them. Their owner, Ryan from The Cribs, doesn’t like them but told me they were made by the same man who used to make the shoes for the Beatles. They’ve signed to Wichita and even have some Japanese fan sites; so maybe, in 30 years time I’ll be shuffling my zimmer frame around a gig, get a new shoe photo, only to be told that “the guy who made these shoes, made the shoes for The Cribs too…”


Neil’s Children
Hmmm… I wonder how many of last year’s ‘NME cool list’ I have the shoes of so far. I shall investigate and report back. John made it in at number 30 as part of the much loved Neils Children. But it would be wrong to give you the shoes of only John, simply because he made it onto the list, so instead I bring you the entire Neils Children clan. They’re competing with Akiko from Comanechi for the best socks award here. Number crunching time- the 6th band on here to have ever supported Art Brut.- the 2nd threesome.- the 2nd full band shoe line up.

Neil’s Children

Hmmm… I wonder how many of last year’s ‘NME cool list’ I have the shoes of so far. I shall investigate and report back. John made it in at number 30 as part of the much loved Neils Children. But it would be wrong to give you the shoes of only John, simply because he made it onto the list, so instead I bring you the entire Neils Children clan. They’re competing with Akiko from Comanechi for the best socks award here. Number crunching time
- the 6th band on here to have ever supported Art Brut.
- the 2nd threesome.
- the 2nd full band shoe line up.


Jonas from Be Your Own Pet
If guitar playing and shoes are positively correlated then these are the most powerful shoes in the world. Jonas from Be Your Own Pet is complete beast of a guitar player. These shoes have travelled from SXSW, via the Rolling Stone ‘Top 10 Artists to Watch’ list, to these sunny shores to wow us. Simple canvas shoes, perfect for spring. Yum Yum.

Jonas from Be Your Own Pet

If guitar playing and shoes are positively correlated then these are the most powerful shoes in the world. Jonas from Be Your Own Pet is complete beast of a guitar player. These shoes have travelled from SXSW, via the Rolling Stone ‘Top 10 Artists to Watch’ list, to these sunny shores to wow us. Simple canvas shoes, perfect for spring. Yum Yum.


Ed Harcourt
Now I know I always say “these may be the best shoes so far”, but it seems as time goes on the quality of the shoes goes up too. These beasts of boots belong to Ed Harcourt. He’s now in a band called Wild Boar who sound far heavier than his solo stuff. Maybe he wears these for the band gigs and ballet pumps with wine spilt on them for his solo gigs. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. I could bore you all for years with how much I like Ed. Info for you number crunchers: he is the third Edward on the site.

Ed Harcourt

Now I know I always say “these may be the best shoes so far”, but it seems as time goes on the quality of the shoes goes up too. These beasts of boots belong to Ed Harcourt. He’s now in a band called Wild Boar who sound far heavier than his solo stuff. Maybe he wears these for the band gigs and ballet pumps with wine spilt on them for his solo gigs. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. I could bore you all for years with how much I like Ed. Info for you number crunchers: he is the third Edward on the site.


Dev from Test-Icicles
Blood! Gore! Drama! One song into their set at Club Infinity, Dev from Test-Icicles, jumped on a broken glass whilst on stage. He shortly passed out from blood loss and collapsed on the floor to the cries of horror of the audience. Yikes. I hope he still wears these shoes and that they didn’t have to chainsaw the left shoe off in an ER style drama. Shoes with blood on. Not for kids but possibly a new trend for the street. You’ll see Sienna Miller with blood on her vintage designer boho supreme stilettos on the cover of Vogue next month.

Dev from Test-Icicles

Blood! Gore! Drama! One song into their set at Club Infinity, Dev from Test-Icicles, jumped on a broken glass whilst on stage. He shortly passed out from blood loss and collapsed on the floor to the cries of horror of the audience. Yikes. I hope he still wears these shoes and that they didn’t have to chainsaw the left shoe off in an ER style drama. Shoes with blood on. Not for kids but possibly a new trend for the street. You’ll see Sienna Miller with blood on her vintage designer boho supreme stilettos on the cover of Vogue next month.


Delays
Now I knew I could rely on the boys from Delays for some smart footwear. They even have shoes that look like they’re made from walnut and should instead be the top of a nice writing desk rather than a pair of shoes.

Delays

Now I knew I could rely on the boys from Delays for some smart footwear. They even have shoes that look like they’re made from walnut and should instead be the top of a nice writing desk rather than a pair of shoes.


Charlie from Chineapples
Broken shoes and cigarettes - that’s a proper rock n roll image. Though they are Marlborough Lights (sorry - legal worries - gold) so he’s not that hardcore. It’s Charlie from Chineapples , east end boys who are about to take over our world. So long as they don’t fall on their derrières when walking along in such shabby footwear.

Charlie from Chineapples

Broken shoes and cigarettes - that’s a proper rock n roll image. Though they are Marlborough Lights (sorry - legal worries - gold) so he’s not that hardcore. It’s Charlie from Chineapples , east end boys who are about to take over our world. So long as they don’t fall on their derrières when walking along in such shabby footwear.


Alixus from The Violets
Tattoos? Fishnets? Holes in fishnets? Grr… Alixus from The Violets - the feistiest lady in pop punk. And no, she doesn’t have some hairy extra limb sticking out from her right leg. As far as I know she has no extra limbs anywhere. It’s just the arm of Joe, a fellow Violet.

Alixus from The Violets

Tattoos? Fishnets? Holes in fishnets? Grr… Alixus from The Violets - the feistiest lady in pop punk. And no, she doesn’t have some hairy extra limb sticking out from her right leg. As far as I know she has no extra limbs anywhere. It’s just the arm of Joe, a fellow Violet.