Latest Vans Styles Offer Universal Appeal Claims Extremepie.com

The original skate shoes manufacturer proves to be a big hit with the youth market at Extremepie.com; however the highly functional and stylish skate have much broader appeal.

Vans shoes first came to the market in 1966, catering to the growing popularity of skateboarding and rapidly became one of the best loved street brands, producing a wide range of shoes and apparel specifically targeting the highly popular sport. With such a long pedigree in the industry, it is no surprise that they are one of the leading brands for skaters, and with top names endorsing the brand including some of the world’s leading skateboarders, and sponsorship of some of the major skating and x-games events, they remain at the forefront of the sport.

“Vans are one of the most easily recognisable skate brands, having provided the footwear for generations of skaters since the birth of the sport in the 1960’s and are just as popular today as when the skating craze first started” says Extremepie.com MD Richard Gundle. The shoes are a popular choice at the online skating and extreme sports apparel store, with the brand no longer restricted to skaters, with it now catering to the full range of street sports.

Whilst the brand has diversified from skater apparel and footwear into all extreme street sports, Vans shoes are still primarily constructed for skateboarders, providing a high quality construction, double and triple stitched panels for extra protection from grip tape, and use leather and mesh for comfort and breathability, in addition to traditional suede to give greater durability to deal with a highly abrasive environment.

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Early Spring Sunshine Sees Keen Shoes Sales Surge at Fitnessfootwear.com

Warm spring weather sparks a surge in sales of Keen Shoes, as water sports and outdoor enthusiasts are able to secure early season discounts on hybrid shoes for the summer.

The first decent spell of warm sunny spring weather is usually enough to see consumers heading to the shops and online stores to pick up new footwear for the summer. This year has proved to be no different, with most of the country bathed in sunshine and temperatures heading into the twenties, it was a welcome reminder that summer is fast approaching and that wardrobes need to be replenished before the summer starts. Visitors to online performance footwear retailer Fitnessfootwear.com have been treated to massive early season discounts on summer shoes and sandals, with Keen shoes one of the most popular choices. Current discounts offer up to 20% savings on the recommended retail price, something which has proved to be too much to resist for its customers with Keen shoes sales soaring.

Keen shoes started life in 2003, with the brand formed with the singular goal of producing a new breed of sandal which offered exceptional protection for the toes. The brand was launched with the Keen Newport, a revolutionary new shoe with the lightweight and airy design of a sandal and the sturdy performance of a walking shoe. Termed hybrid footwear, the shoes offered the benefits of both shoes and sandals, and proved to be an instant hit with outdoor enthusiasts, with both hikers and water sports aficionados flocking to the brand. One of the key components which made the brand such a runaway success is the patented toe protection system. The soles of Keen shoes wrap up and around the toes for exceptional protection on the trail and from underwater hazards, with the quick drying water resistant design ideal for a life in and out of the water. Whilst the toe protection system was designed for use in their range of sandals, the system now features in every Keen shoe model, even in their range of slippers, making stubbed toes a thing of the past.

In addition to the technology used in their toe protection system, Keen has developed a host of new technologies to further enhance comfort and performance, with the brand developing a reputation for innovation throughout its footwear range. Keen shoes offer an excellent fit thanks to the metanomical footbed, which closely follows the contours of the foot for excellent support and day long comfort, whilst the footbed takes on the shape of the individual’s foot for an exceptionally comfortable and personal fit. With the comfort, performance, protection and versatility of Keen shoes it is no surprise that they are such a popular choice.

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Woolworths.co.uk Anticipates High Sales Ahead Of Royal Wedding

Woolworths.co.uk has announced it is expecting high sales of party decorations and wedding memorabilia as the UK prepares for the Royal Wedding.

Dan Rubel, brand director at the online family superstore commented: “With the Royal Wedding just around the corner, as well as the Easter bank holiday coming up, people are planning their street parties now and making sure they don’t miss out on royal wedding souvenirs before the big day.

“Many families will be spending this period at home due to the warmer weather and tighter budgets, which has meant a big rise in activity on the site, particularly in the Royal Wedding party range.”

To date Woolworths.co.uk has sold enough bunting to go around Buckingham Palace four times, enough balloons to cover a football pitch and enough Royal Wedding party cups and glasses to serve champagne to everyone in London and Liverpool combined.

The Royal Wedding has got everyone in the party mood, opting to spend money on royal wedding decorations and merchandise from the site for a fun, family weekend.

Toy buyers from Woolworths.co.uk have also announced that Woolworths has doubled its order of popular children’s outdoor toys and furniture to meet demand, as families treat their children to keep them entertained during the bank holidays, including the Royal Wedding. Following the hot weather this month Woolies’ sales hit record levels, and with three bank holidays approaching, sales are expected to soar.

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Topshop Launches T-Shirt To Support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Topshop is delighted to announce its continued support of charity initiative Fashion Targets Breast Cancer this year with the launch of a limited edition t-shirt, available online and instore nationwide.

Topshop has been working with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer since 2005, producing printed canvas bags and t-shirts each year. Following on from the success of 2010’s ‘Love to Love’ vest, this year the charity garment will be a soft jersey t-shirt with the slogan ‘Starts with L and ends in E and in the between are O and V’. The t-shirt comes in white, with the slogan written in black, apart from the letters which spell out love, which are blue in colour.

Enlisting the help of its friends within the fashion industry, Topshop’s blog ‘Inside Out’ has photographed fashion heavyweights such as blogger Susie Lau and stylist Fran Burns wearing the t-shirt in their own unique style to show their support.

With every purchase of this limited edition slogan t-shirt costing £18, £5.40 will be donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. In addition, four styles of friendship bracelets and charity mirrors will also be on sale at till points nationwide.

Topshop’s website also features a section dedicated to its support of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, which includes photographs of the fashion heavyweights wearing the t-shirt, as well as a guide to checking breasts for signs of breast cancer.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is the flagship fashion campaign of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a pioneering charity dedicated to the prevention, treatment and ultimate eradication of breast cancer. Since the campaign launched in the UK in 1996, it has raised over £10.5 million for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s vital research, campaigning and education work.

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