By Teresa Maudlin
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The Shoegang Aug 18, 2023
Join us this week as we delve into the world of the Spectator shoe, from sports, gangsters, royalty to divorce and you may even hear a couple of secrets!
Footwear for the Future
Footwear for the future, what can you imagine? We are talking in this weeks episode about power generating, programmable and instructional shoes for dance, also materials that may be used.
This week we are chatting about Sliders, mainly flat sliders used as sportswear. A little history and when should you wear them, also are there three or five stripes? To know what we mean please listen in to this weeks episode.
For this weeks conversation we are delving into Riding Boots, a new arena for us but fun to talk about. From different styles and uses we'd love for you to join us.
In this week's episode, Dave and I are delving into the range of boots available, sometimes it could be beneficial to think about what you need to use the boot for, also Gun boot or Gum boot? That is the question.
Back in the Room with Clogs
It's good to be back with a new episode, join us for a conversation about Clogs. An interesting topic we hope you will agree, where ever you are in life maybe you need a pair!
This week our guest is the talented Caroline Dowse. Based in Manchester Caroline takes us through her journey to Arctic Fox, her design and branding company and her two magazines, Revive and Northern Revive and of course we talk about shoes.
A busy business woman and mum we are delighted that Caroline took time out to talk to us, so join us to hear Caroline's inspirational story to success.
So what are Crepe Soles, what are the benefits or downsides and how are they made? Join us for this weeks conversation where we also include a public health warning that Formic Acid is not the same as Folic Acid!
Tips For When Buying New Shoes
It's a fast paced world, how much thought do we put into buying new shoes? Could we save time and energy with a few tips? We have looked into this and maybe we have found some points that you may find useful? and, how long is a foot?
Party Boots and Christmas Shoe Traditions
So, this week we have a top five and top three party boots/shoes for you from elegant to 'these will get you noticed'. Also a few christmas shoe tradition from around the world, maybe we should follow Venezuela, that would be fun!
Types of Leather and the Alternatives
This week we delve into the different grades of leather and what they are, moving on to the various types of leather available and then the alternatives such as Vegan and Paper.
Pucker up for this weeks conversation on Moccasins, from America to New Zealand, Australia and Wales we cover it all.
From the Duke of Wellington to today, the origins of this popular footwear to today's varied designs.
Slingbacks - Not so much history, where do they come from? Travelling from war time rationing to Marilyn Munroe and Chanel. Join us for this weeks conversation, there' s even parachutes!
The Shoegang - Just a chat
This week's conversation is a chat about our episodes so far and what we like to do.
This weeks conversation focuses on Desert and Chukka Boots. A similar style but very different. Join as we talk about the history, style and cultures that have evolved around these great boots. www.theshoegang.com
Footwear for the Zombie Apocalypse
Ok, so the Zombie Apocalypse has arrived..what shoes or boots do you need in your shoe cupboard to be ready? You've got thirty seconds to decide, maybe you should be prepared! We have options for you.
This weeks conversation is about Winklepickers, if you haven't heard of them we go back to Teddyboys and if you haven't heard of them..join us to find out. Journey with us from Winklepickers to Mexican Pointy Shoes.
This week's conversation revolves around cowboy boots, history, fashion and styles. Somehow squirrels and line-dancing make an appearance as well.
Knee Highs with Louise
A family conversation this week with the lovely Louise, starting with knee highs and progressing through to comfort in heels, Evelina and onwards to Feminism and Modern Life. A varied chat and we'd love for you to join us. For all episodes you can drop in to www.theshoegang.com
Slippers with Meg Lawrenson
The wonderful Meg Lawrenson, singer/songwriter joins the Shoegang conversation this week, talking about slippers, grandmothers, barefoot and music.
Did you know that Barefoot Shoes existed and do you have a paIr? Join us for this week's conversation where we try to work out if they are here to stay or just a fad.
What do you think of for Space Age shoes? Are we wearing what was thought to be space age or is the space age just a reflection of the present? Can we imagine a space age shoe? Join us in our conversation to find out.
Loafers, the classic slip on. This week's conversation covers the history and many variations of this popular footwear that is standing the test of time.
The iconic boot! From German housewives to Skinheads and the pope to Miley Cyrus is there anyone who does not "Love my docs"
The World's most Expensive Shoes
What is expensive for a pair of shoes? £1000, £10,000 £100, 000, you may be surprised at the golden, bejewelled creations that are out there. Join us for this weeks conversation to discover the top three most expensive.
Do you need a separate pair of driving shoes, does it matter? We are looking into this in this weeks conversation, can you wear what you want?
We're talking suede in this weeks conversation, a shorter history than leather but just as many uses. Desert boots, what to wear them with and a diversion into corduroy trousers and suede jackets.
Top Five Knee High
A list of the Top Five Knee High boots that are in fashion at the moment, are any your favourite? How about some alternatives to natural leather? We'd love for you to join us for this weeks conversation.
The best way to care for your footwear in this weeks conversation. From cleaning to drying, then onwards to how wallpaper fits in and a few other tips for you.
Shoes in the Workplace
Covering high heels to work, is it okay to take your shoes off in the workplace and really, how may shoes under the desk are acceptable. Please join us for this weeks conversation.
Heels Part Two
Heels Part Two brings us more up to date, from glam rock to cowboy boots and can an experiment show that men take more notice the higher the heel? Our conversation takes us there.
Heels Part One
The World of Heels! Definitely a long and interesting story, in today's conversation we start at the beginning then moving from King Louis XIV and what the colour red meant. Femininity in the early 18th century and Slap Soles.
What do you look for in a pair of slippers? Back to the Royal Family again for fashion and should we have summer/winter slippers? Join us today as we have a conversation about the most comfiest of our footwear.
This week it's all about sandals, good taste and wearing them at Christmas. Edward Carpenter, the Kardashian of his day as the Saint of Sandals, Birkenstock and what's going to be 'in' this year?
What is a brogue? How are they defined and how did they move from a land workers shoe to fashionable even royal? We hope to answer these questions, with a small side track to wellingtons and denim boots.
For nearly 200 years the Chelsea boot has been a must for both men and women. From Queen Victoria to star wars this boot has survived the test of time. Also in todays conversation , have our feet changed shape during lockdown? Wearing slippers for over a year may have slightly changed our feet.
Today we are talking about flip flops, a staple footwear for the summer. From cheap to most expensive, Jandals, the Usual Suspects and where do socks fit in?
In this weeks conversation, Teresa and David look into the history of the Plimsole. From being a shoe for the beach to becoming an all purpose sports shoe. Was the Plimsole the first celebrity endorsed sports shoe? And did the British army really run up mountains wearing them.
Old and New
Join us for this weeks conversation, covering the worlds oldest shoes upto the latest craze in boots.
The Shoegang - an introduction
Teresa and Dave are going to talk about shoes...a short intro on who we are, why a podcast and what we are going to chat about. We'd love for people to get involved so find out how and we hope you like what we have to say.