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De Vries shoes

Autumn is definitely upon us here in Amsterdam, so it was about time to get new shoes for my kids! And I succeeded very well at the new Dutch children’s shoe brand De Vries. Lilian, the designer and owner behind the brand, came up with one of the most clever (and cool!) concepts I’ve heard about in a long time.

When doing research for her new business, she brought all existing shoe types back to 10 ‘archetypes’ of shoes. These shoe styles vary from number 0, the sandal, to number 4, and 5, the trainer and the desert shoe, to the low and tall boots, number 8 and 9. (You can see all the ten shoe styles she came up with here.) And very aptly, she stamped the shoe style number on the back of the shoe, with a wink to the old fashioned bowling shoe.

Reducing the collection to these 10 archetype shoe styles, assures the De Vries collection of shoes is no-nonsense and classic in essence. But the cool stamped number on the back, in combination with fun variations within each style (like cool coloured leather and funky details like bright coloured zippers, elastic and laces), make these shoes ever so hip and trendy.

A last word on quality: all the De Vries shoes are manufactured in Portugal and have stitched through crepe soles, sturdy leather on the outside and gentle, soft leather on the inside. The shoes have a good and stable fit and are designed to last long: both in style as in quality.

xxx Esther

PS Check out our ‘Shoes’ Top Ten here!


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Comments (11)

September 12, 2013

I saw these somewhere last week and totally love them!


Esther in Amsterdam
September 12, 2013

Me too!! : ) x


September 12, 2013

Nice post. Really shoes are very nice.

Thanks,


sam stuart
September 12, 2013

I can’t believe it! I was looking for just this kind of red buckle shoe all (!) over. It should be simple but high quality. And now, there it is!!! Tnahnk you so much! And theese boots – just georgeous! By the way, I love your blog. It’s the only one I really get to read every day… xxx sam


Esther in Amsterdam
September 16, 2013

Thank you Sam! x


September 12, 2013

Wow, I looooove these Shoes! They look great! And the best: They ship to germany! Unfortunately I just bought new shoes for my boys, but will definitely have a look again, when we need new ones!


September 12, 2013

I wish they made them in my size!


Esther in Amsterdam
September 12, 2013

They go up to size 40! : )


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September 12, 2013

Done ! Last year I discovered the Clotaire shoes, this year will be these, I hope my daughter will like them as much as she did with the Clotaire…In fact, I bought 2 pairs, one from both brands !!! Winter is too long not to wear pretty shoes !
Xxx


Esther in Amsterdam
September 16, 2013

Amen!


Courtney in London
September 13, 2013

These shoes are so cute!! And I love your photos. xx


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