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Get into the right work boot

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It is important when choosing work boots or shoes that they are appropriate to your occupation and working environment.  Here’s an overview of the most popular work boot styles on the market.

The most iconic Australian elastic sided work boot is the Bobcat range from Redback. Available in steel and non-steel cap toe options, these boot boast an oil and acid resistant sole and are DNV Certified to AS/NZS 2210.2:2000 standards.

Other elastic sided work boots on the market include the 500 series by Blundstone and styles from Rossie Boots and Mongrel Boots.


The favoured footwear on construction sites, these boots offer greater support and are superior at preventing foreign objects getting into the boot.

Most good work boot brands offer a lace and zip sider option. Look at Redback, Caterpillar, Oliver,  Blundstone, Diadora and Mack boots.


Slips and falls account for almost half the workers’ compensation costs in the hospitality industry. So, like in construction, it is important that you have appropriate footwear. Most hospitality employers require their staff to wear a dress like shoe.

Our recommendation is RWBN Waiter by Redback or 780 by Blundstone, both options are slip, water and oil resistant. 780 also offers steel cap toes and is heat resistant up to 140 degrees.


Tips on getting the right fit

  • Always measure both feet, they may not be the same size.
  • Width and depth of your shoe is just as important as the length.
  • Always try on both shoes.
  • Ensure there is enough room at the front of the shoes to allow for the natural movement of your toes when walking – your toes should be able to wiggle.
  • Take time to test new shoes. Walk around in them to ensure maximum comfort.
  • A good fit doesn’t necessarily mean high expense.

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Keep your feet warm this winter

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The bitterness of winter is here. Like most Aussies (located in ACT or regional NSW), this is the time for hibernation. But… it doesn’t have to be this way, you don’t have to suffer. Here are some tips on how to keep your feet warm and cosy this winter so you can brave the weather and not become a hermit.

Winter mornings are the worst; no one wants to get up when it’s -5 outside. We all have that fleeting thought of staying in bed all day, but alas we must get up. First things first; make sure you have quality UGG boots. You can’t go past Tidal by UGG Australia. These beauties are 100% Australian made from 100% natural Australian merino double-faced sheepskin. You will feel instantly cosy and worm when you slip into a pair.

Once you’ve taken that first step to get out of bed, put the heater on and get dressed, you are now ready to brave the weather. A comfy pair of ankle boots will be your best friend this winter. When choosing a casual boot, go with a simple style that can go with most outfits. Human Premium offers high quality leather shoes and boots that are on trend. CYPRUS and SUMY are two of Human Premiums newest look boots that can be paired with any outfit. Both styles offer fantastic support and comfort with fully lined leather meaning they will keep you warm and dry.

The trick to keeping warm is layers, everyone knows this. The secret weapon to keeping your feet warm while out is wearing Heat Holder socks. Heat Holders are made from a specially developed heavy bulk yarn which has extreme thermal qualities. Wear day or night under your boots and you’ll be one happy chappy.

For a more formal look, swap your flat ankle boots for something with a heel. NELLA by Human Premium and THEO by Lipstik are two of the most popular boots this season. The simple sleek lines give any outfit a touch of sophistication, perfect for an evening out.

It may be cold outside, but you don’t have to be.

Find your perfect winter boot at FSW Shoes.

The Corset Effect – tips and trick to wearing the lace-up shoe

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You can find almost any item of clothing with corset details these days. If you are interested in the look but aren’t ready to dive in, you can dip your toes in the water by investing in accessories and shoes that draw inspiration from the style.

The trick is finding the footwear that compliments your own individual look and of course there are some rules to follow when wearing the corset style so we don’t end up looking a trussed up Christmas turkey.

Rule #1 – Don’t top to toe it. Choose one piece and work with that.

Rule #2 – Don’t tie too tight. The lacing needs to be firm enough to stay in place, but not so tight you start to resemble a roll of deli meat

Rule #3 – With your shoes, try placing the bow at the back. This will show off the shape of your ankle and will also negate the dreaded ‘cankle’ which is the last thing any of us want.

Rule #4 – Pick a style that suits you.

Don’t forget, this is a trend to have fun with. Here are some of our favourite lace up options at FSW Shoes.

The hottest shoe trends for winter 2017

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The White Sneaker

Get the sporty look this winter with a pair of white sneakers. Officially on trend, you can wear them with any outfit. Sneakers offer style and comfort that is second to none.

MONTANA | DRELLA | CRUISEY | LETSROLL | FLASHBACK | DEETWO | LEXI | DUECE

 

Anything Velvet

Velvet clothing has been on trend for the last couple of years and now you can rock this luxurious material on your feet. Pair with velvet accessories for  a super chic look.

AMBROSE | GAEL | SKARLETT |  REGIE

 

The Loafer

Get out of those ballet flats and into a pair of loafers this winter. The loafer offers a modernised sophisticated look to any outfit and provides greater support and comfort.

NORTON | NOBLE | CONNIE | SIENNA | KEELU | EDNA

 

The sock boot

Like a sock and a boot combined. These were big last year and if you still have a pair, it’s time to get them out again. If not, you should get on the band wagon. The sock boot offers great comfort and can be dressed up or down.

DREAMS | PAMONA | RAGE | VOLENTE | SELMA | ZAHLIA | ROAM | HOXTON

 

The almost cowgirl boot

Touches of the western theme are on trend this autumn/winter with a modernised look.  Get this chic casual look when you pair your boots with skinny leg jeans and an over-sized jumper.

EVITA | WILLA | OPRY | MEGZ | SUMY | YAKIM | LOLAN 

 

The over the knee boot

Over the knee (OTK) boots are by far the must have item of the season. Available in various materials and heel heights, the OTK boot can be dressed down with jeans and a cardigan for a casual day look or dressed up with mini skirt or dress for a night out on the town.

SKARLETT | ISLA | RECKLESS | HANOVER | STEVE | DELIGHT | AMBROSE | MAGDA | PRISCILLA | PAULA

 

Credits:

Photographer // Tina Nikolovski (www.tinanikolovski.com)

Model // Angelina at Devojka Models (www.facebook.com/devojkamodels)

 

Photographer // Erin Greenwood

Model // Amy

 

Velvet – The Most Luxurious Trend of 2017

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For those of us at a certain age where the mere thought of velvet having made a return to fashion has the ability to send a shiver of dread down our spines. Images of looking like a back-up dancer in an ABBA video or an extra from an Austin Powers film can’t help but dance through our heads.

 However the sumptuous lushness of the material can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. The trick to wearing velvet and not looking like a member of the Brady Bunch is…. just keep it simple. What is the easiest way to keep it simple I hear your ask. Just add a splash luxury with your shoes.

 Velvet is such a fabulously luxe material where a little goes a long way. You don’t have to dress from head to toe and you don’t have to go with the bold colours that are sashaying down the catwalk. You can keep it classy and elegant with basic black and greys.

Regie and Gael by Lipstick certainty add a touch of class to any outfit. The block heel makes them extremely comfortable and the ankle tie means you have stability all day long while also being flattering on any foot.

 For those of us who love to be a little more daring, try an over the knee boot (which is another major trend of the season). Skarlett by Lipstik and Ambrose by Therapy will definitely put the luxe factor into an outfit whilst adding a stamp of edginess.

 So for this season velvet is not just for the Kylie Jenners or the Gigi Hadids of the world. Banish the thought of Austin Powers whispering “yeah baby” in your ear and embrace the majestic opulence that is velvet.

Quick tip: caring for velvet. To keep your shoes looking fab you will need to give them a quick spray of Water and Stain Repellent every 4 or 5 wears.

5-Must-Have-Shoes this Winter Season

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Styling this winter can be more fun that you think. Layering clothes for the cold months, playing with different textures, colours, accessories and wearing different types of shoes!
So don’t get stuck with the idea that you have to just stick with one basic style of shoes this season.
Check out our FSW 5-Must-Have-Shoes this Winter Season:

  1. Ankle boots

Ankle Boots

SHOP NOW for Ankle boots

2. Lace-up boots Lace-up Boots outfit Lace up BootsSHOP NOW for Lace-up Boots

3. Long Boots Long BootsSHOP NOW for Long Boots

4. Sneakers for Weekend Warriors Sneakers

SHOP NOW for Sneakers

5. Micro-Suede Heels for the Night Out Micro Suede Heels Outfit Micro Suede HeelsSHOP NOW for Micro-Suede Heels

Mother’s Day: Shop for Her

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Find the right SHOES for your Mum this year!
If you know her size and style, order now and have her gift delivered straight to her door!

For different style and look, we’ve simplified the most popular style for Mothers this year, so it makes shopping easier for you.

If you’re Mum is into the regular active wear or into fitness wear, try our

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Skechers features revolutionary technology comfort in sneakers, featuring memory foam cushioning with non-woven insole.
The super soft insole molds and contours to your foot and for pressure relief, comfort and support.

This new Flex Appeal Floral Bloom comes in two colours, Black and Navy.

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Skechers just made their active wear more comfortable, fun and colourful this season.


If you’re Mum is into a more relaxed look and prefers a nice warm pair of shoes,  try our

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Treat her to a pair of UGG shoes. The Princess Slipper features a soft sheepskin upper and lining with a folded collar and light weight sole. Give the gift of warmth this season!

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If you’re Mum likes to keep up with day to day fashion and she’s open to something different every season, try our

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Make her statement this season with a nice pair of smooth ankle boot with a detailed buckled strap and size zipper for easy wear by Greenacres Tan, by Diana Ferrari. Try the new tan or black colour.

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If she prefers the lengthy boot, try our Scorpio by Isabella Brown, knee high boot featuring a quilted panel finished with buckled straps and a full length side zipper.

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