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20Dec
20Dec

Age Appropriate?

Posted By Vork Staff

In our line of business - selling alternative footwear - few things surprise us. We sell all types of footwear to all types of people. From women that like the fiercest, masculine, heavy duty boots, to men that desire ‘lolita’ styles. What sometimes raises a slight eyebrow, however, are customers at the higher end of the age spectrum indulging in footwear usually marketed at the so called youth market.

Dynamic-600

Recently I spoke to a woman who gladly volunteered that she was around 60 who purchased some aggressive looking multiple buckle/multiple strap, chain dripping platform knee boots.

When I inquisitively asked what sort of occasion they were being bought for (eg, fancy dress or theatre play) she cheerfully informed me that they would form part of her every day attire.

Being a woman of a mature age myself (though not in the age vicinity of this particular client) I told her how bold I thought she was and admired the fact that she seemingly

didn’t care about the attention such footwear attracted. It was a revelation to me that she had never given other people’s opinion a second thought.

I then reflected on what age I was before I subconsciously decided that certain types of fashion was no longer appropriate to wear and then questioned why I thought so. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that I saw an image of a 70 year old Cher in a thong - and she didn’t look too bad either. I also remember spotting on a news site a similarly aged Helen Mirren in a bikini, looking for all the world like she had the torso of a 40 year old.

Back to footwear, though, and I continued to wonder about the cause of my self-ban on alternative footwear due to what I considered to be what was age appropriate. After all a 52 year old Helena Bonham Carter wears the grungiest boots and looks totally original. A Daily Mail article described her style as eccentric, but would it be considered so if she were younger....? Hmmm.....

I finally determined that my reasons where actually probably due to a lack of confidence to be the free spirit that I would like to be and walk down the high street donning whatever I wanted to. I think I’ll have to work on that....

I’ll have a stiff gin and take a stroll in our own Vork branded Dynamic-600 boots (pictured above).  That would be a fairly innocuous start into being my true self. .

I think that Helena, in particular, would be proud of me.

17Dec
17Dec

Original Dominate Calf Boots

Posted By Vork Staff

Last few pairs of the original Dominate calf boots left...e are thrilled to launch our new Vork range of footwear. We have a few pairs of the original Dominate calf boots left in stock - in a UK size 5, EU size 38 and USA size 7 and UK size 3, EU size 36 and USA size 6. There as we just have a handful of each, we decided not to advertise them on Google.  Please contact us if you are interested in a pair.

Dominate-100 The original boots (see picture on the left) differ from the new, revamped Dominate-100 boots, in that the EVA platform and heel material is exposed, whereas in the new range the heel is made of solid PU, and the front EVA platform is covered in the faux leather upper material.  There is also a version -  Dominate-200 - which come with the addition of ABS chromed heels.The heels on the both have diagonally carved decorative grooves to give them an edge.

The front platform curves gently upwards and both the platform and heel are covered by a deeply cleated rubber soles.

Don't worry if we do not have any of the original boots in stock - we are confident that you will like the new version (pictured on the right) even more!

Dominate-20

25Aug
25Aug

Our New Vork Range

Posted By Vork Staff

We are thrilled to launch our new Vork range of footwear. We have some exciting new lines, including our "Dynamic" range of angular toed, curved from platform footwear, based on which has a strong Korean/Japanese influence, based on the Kawaii, Harajuku, Kei footwear genres.

Dominate-10 The Dominate-10 shoe range feature double giant skull buckles as does the Dominate-20 - with the addition of ABS chromed heels.The heels on the entire range have diagonally carved decorative grooves to give them an edge.

The front platform curves gently upwards and both the platform and heel are covered by a deeply cleated rubber soles.

The heels on the entire range have diagonally carved decorative grooves to give them an edge. There are also calf and knee boots in the range. Why not complete the set and have all versions to suit your moods!.

Dominate-20
DYNAMIC-500

The DYNAMIC-500 Block High Heel Boots are cleated, three inch high heel and platform make for some great boots made along classic punk/goth lines. These boots are available in sizes from a tiny UK 2, European 35, USA 4 to a massive UK 11, European 46, USA 13 and come in either patent or fake leather. Unlike similar boots from either brands, the EVA soles and heels of these boots are covered in the upper material for a neater finish.

Why not take a look at our entire VORK Range of shoes, ankle boots, calf boots and knee boots to gets some tips on overhauling your footwear collection with uncommon, head turning styles.

17Aug
17Aug

Disorder became Defiant!

Posted By Vork Staff

Were you gutted when Demonia seemingly discontinued their "Disorder" range? Well pine no more, as all is not lost!

Our Demonia insider reliably informed us that the "Disorder" label has been rebranded "Defiant".That's right - you can shop your favourite Disorder styles by simply changing the name from "Disorder" to "Defiant", but keep the number suffix: so "Disorder-100" because "Defiant-100" etc. The corresponding rebranded footwear is identical to the original label model.

Demonia have also extended the original with range, with new additions such as the Defiant-306, which resembles a biker/motorcycle style boots with multiple buckles, or the Defiant-206, which is a slightly shorter version of the 306, but which has a single buckle.

Why not checkout the entire range complete with the new editions to see how it's expanded?.

whilst you are browsing, why not check out the similar Gravel range, which affords a fiercer look, with multiple buckles, steel plates, chains and internal steel toe.

This real leather range, has been discontinued, so you'll have to act fast to get one of the last pairs left.

10Aug
10Aug

Deviant Tyrants!

Posted By Vork Staff

You may have been miffed to discover the entire Deviant and Tyrant ranges of seemingly disappeared from their stables about four years ago?

This was to do with a lawsuit by Nike, owners of Converse for copyright infringment of the original Chuck Taylor designs.

Demonia were not the only company that got served with "cease and desist" papers: thirty one other companies ranging from Walmart to Ralph Lauren were also threatened with action. Some the Chuck Taylor models, which these famous names were accused of copying elements of the design, date back to the turn of the last century.

Demonia have also extended the original with range, with new additions such as the Defiant-306, which resembles a biker/motorcycle style boots with multiple buckles, or the Defiant-206, which is a slightly shorter version of the 306, but which has a single buckle.

Why not checkout the entire range complete with the new editions to see how it's expanded?.

whilst you are browsing, why not check out the similar Gravel range, which affords a fiercer look, with multiple buckles, steel plates, chains and internal steel toe.

This real leather range, has been discontinued, so you'll have to act fast to get one of the last pairs left.
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