Sweet Feet

I'm not sure how the fashion industry feels about food on a whole but one thing's for sure, they do have an ongoing love affair with macaroons.  The head honchos at Laduree must be rubbing their hands together with glee and ho ho ho-ing at the fashion industry's cooing love of these pastel baked delights, all the way to the bank.  I've lost count of how many parties, events and shows where macaroons have been served and we then all simultaneously let out a little squeal of delight.

Not surprising really given the variety of colours (flavours) in these tasty morsels and their uniform roundness and shininess.  And so suddenly we get apparel being inspired by these tasty things.  We've already had various forms of macaroon jewellery (both real and stimulated).  Now we have the Nike Air Royalty Macaroon line.  When Nike contacted me about the shoe (FYI, this isn't an advertorial though I did get the shoes for free…blogethics et all…), I had to at least be semi-intrigued because a) well, it's a trainer inspired by a pastry and b) Nike have had previous success in tapping into my unbashed cutie/girly loving ways with their Liberty Print Dunks.

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So a pair of very berry trainers arrived along with… yes, those almond-based fancies…

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No sticky filling oozing out from the tongue of the trainer but it is a purposely leather thermo-moulded shoe that matches the colour of a forest fruit macaroon perfectly with some shiny 'sequin' flecks all over to emulate the egg white cracked shine on the macaroon.  Sweeeeeeet….

So I'd thought I'd dunk myself in the only bits of raspberry I do have, namely a Miu Miu cape I bought from Tokio 7 in New York that also does its best in making me look like a macaroon…

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These berry ones are coming out along with a pistachio pair on March 21st in the Nike Sportswear 1948 store and Offspring in a run of 22 pairs each and I believe more shades matching these macaroons are dropping on April 1st.  I'll give you a virtual high five if you wear these WHILST shopping for macaroons and chomping on them too… 

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57 Replies to “Sweet Feet”

  1. I have it in my head that I’d rather like a pair of dunks. I’m having to give it a lot of thought though, as I’m not really a trainers girl normally… We shall see!
    I’m not sure I like how they are completely all the same colour, although they do look remarkably macaroon-like!
    Clare x
    P.S. I have a confession… I’ve never eaten a macaroon before! I would very much like to try one though.

  2. Oh goddd I can’t believe you have that cape8 I was so obsessed with it when I first saw it, and granted after a couple of years my heart still skips a beat when I see it. Sigh of sighs. I love this colour palette! It reminds me of sorbet actually.

  3. Laduree is heaven food-wise, but they also have the most snobbish, impolite waiters I’ve ever met!
    As for the trainers… They’re pastel-colored that’s all. I’d rather have a macaron.

  4. macarons! i love the colours and the taste! these shoes look good enough to eat. i like that they’re the same colour, laces, tick and all, it makes them look like little toys or something. foamy or fondanty! you are also brave to wear pink head to toe but as usual you make it work.

  5. i’m heading down to London for the first time in a long while for work in a few weeks and must admit that these macaroons are high on my to do (to eat?) list! so ridiculous, but then i love good food. but trainers to match?! seems like an odd one to me. not quite sure who the target market for that is…? bloggers, apparently! ha ha. given the chance, i think i’d rather munch my way through a macaroon than don it physically, but you work them as wonderfully as everything else. lovely cape, more importantly!
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  6. Oh my god Susie that cape makes you look like a Flower Fairy (in the most amazing way possible I might add). I just can’t remember which one!

  7. I just came across this blog from a Hong Kong magazine talking about bloggers and one of them being yourself. My friend had sent me the magazine. Keep up the good work. Love Laduree…. especially direct from the shop or from the little coffee place at Harrods or was it Printemps… don’t remember but it is not the same to have them in US… LOVE the colors and I like how it translates to fashion…

  8. I do like these berry Nike’s… but I kind of immediately think about your pink miu miu platforms when I see that cape… they’re meant to be!

  9. ah, i think we should all dress like macarons more often!I love the shape of that cape.
    PS-these are macarons not macaroons, macaroons are the old fashioned coconut things.

  10. I th0ught you were another to rant about macaroons, but no, nike macaroon shoe!
    I love the shoes, they’re so cute and clever yet simple 🙂
    Catherine

  11. I love the colors. Are those just walking around sneakers or gym sneakers? Because I’d go for a pair of interestingly colored gym sneakers.

  12. I wouldn’t mind eating macaroons every day, but the trainers…. Don’t know. If I ever get trainers (for something else than sporty activities) it will probably still be good old white Converses. But then, I find all flat shoes frightening.

  13. Those are looovoely, sorta in the same category as the Doc Martens one-colour pascals, although these look more…foody if that’s a word. Somehow reminds me of Starburst strawberry version, the texture of it.

  14. Don’t like the shoes but the texture is very intriguing (runners just aint my style).
    I DO love macarons though. So light and delicate, makes it so easy to eat a bunch. Which, in the end, probably not a good thing.
    Hey, at least you feet don’t get fat!
    BTW – visit my blog, leave a comment Susie and you could win a $65 SHOPPING SPREE TO ALLMODERN.COM – they sincerely have the kind of homewares and decor that is very “Style Bubble” 🙂

  15. I never expected you to wear a pair of Nike’s they are so unexpected, but I really like this outfit! The shape of the top is really unique!

  16. Gah! Practical objects that look like food! I think when I was about 4 I took a hefty bite of my mother’s chocolate bar soap. I have the urge to gnaw these shoes too… maybe I’ll opt for the macaroons.

  17. i am obsessed with those shoes! i keep trying to find where i can buy them but every site has a different release date, i swear. ahh it’s so complicated but i am determined to buy them when i can! i don’t even usually like sneakers but these are…fabulous. i don’t know if i would buy the pistachio or raspberry. i wish i could buy both, but i could probably barely afford one pair. haha.
    anyway, i love these! and also, if you happen to have detailed information about these and when to buy them (online), i would be happy to know it. thanks!

  18. Susie!
    I have seriously been following your blog since I was a wee 16 year old in my boring as girls school. I love macaroons and the fact that you’re inspired by everything around you.
    You’re simply too amazing 🙂
    And asian pride seriously 🙂 Hehe
    xx

  19. not a fan of the shoes for wearing, but if someone told me it was edible, ngl, i would probably go for it.

  20. The last time I was in London I went to an amazing cake shop (don’t know where it was but it was so colouful!) and bought brightly coloured cupcakes and macarons. Heaven!

  21. The thought of Nike and a pastry is the kind of combination that horror movies are made of… but still…I AM IN LOVE. the green ones. I would eat green macaroons and wear them and the world will be a happy place. Or my world at any rate. I love the macaronish looking texture on them.

  22. And Dear Nike, if you are reading this, as I have REPEATEDLY mentioned in my blog, I have little or no ethics and if you send me those shoes i will do and say as you please.
    love miss patni

  23. Hi Susie, The gorgeous-on-you red cape should see the light of day more often. Great with the tights. And the shoes are what everyone should have. But the colour! It looks dirty and murky next to so much red. The pink is trying it’s darndest to answer the red but it doesn’t stand a chance with a primary at this mass and volume. Would you ever do black or grey or a pattern for footwear with this outfit? Would love to hear more from you about your colour choices. Thanks for these latest posts, totally absorbing as always!

  24. Susie…… I love how you show things…. I’m sending this to my husband who is a Nike addict ( OVER 200 pair of Nike in the house….)

  25. oh I just saw that they start selling them at Colette april 1st….. happens to be my birthday…..hmmmmmmmmm

  26. Hate to be a stickler about this but they are Nike Dunk Highs, which is a basketball shoe (and not suitable for running) and that “tick” is called a swoosh! Trainer geeks all over the world would be outraged!!!
    Susie, I love your blog and totally respect how you have styled up your sneaks without using the obvious choice of a pair of skinnies and american apparel hoodie!! Love it! An outfit that is true to yourself!
    xxx
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