January 18, 2022
Let's face it - different scenarios in life require different outfits, and it's fun to dress for every occasion. So what are the advantages of heels? The benefits of flats?
The ancient Greeks were the first to put platforms on actors' sandals to give them height and distinction, and since then high heels have been associated with increased power and stature.
It was not until the 15th century that heels began to be thought of as 'feminine', expressing the status of the wearer, who was quite literally at a higher level than 'common' folk.
A heel can radically change the posture and silhouette of the wearer, adding swagger to the walk, a sexy sway... Putting on a sculptural pair of heels can really change your mood - like wearing a work of art, they come with their own personality and are bound to get attention.
...that dinner party, private view, a restaurant in town - all necessitate making an impact and looking good, and heels have transformative properties.
Stud Stardust glamming it up.
Tracey Neuls has a strong ethos of design, sustainability, and empowerment, and the latter means making shoes for women that are comfortable and wearable all day long. This is why our high heels have an optimum heel height of 3 inches, a height that, when well-balanced in the design, will be wearable all day long in comfort.
When weighing up your options why not go for the middle ground? A mid heel walks the line between flat and high heel with perfection.
The ultimate in luxury, Kusama Pebble is an easy to slip on, easy to walk in mid-heel that has the impact of a high heel. This style is named after the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famed for her dot works. The shoe has all the decadent elegance of an 18th century court shoe with the most modern of twists.
Originally introduced to women as the sensible alternative to fashion shoes, flat shoes are perfect for everyday city or country life. The versatility of this shoe option is clear. A busy lifestyle necessitates speed, less time concentrating on walking therefore increased freedom.
Gone are the days when flat shoes denoted less glamour or lack of social stature, now a chic loafer or pair of sneakers can really impress!
The chicest of flats - the Loafer style is a classic, never-out-of-fashion shoe, and a firm favourite with TN staff. The wide range of leathers and materials that we design with means they can be such fun to wear, with the least effort to slip on. The option of a rubber or leather sole caters to every preference. Channel some laid-back Parisian sophistication in Mondrian Kapoor or get some Mule action with Cuddy Hot Pink . Serious WOW factor.
Today trainers are sought-after status symbols - unparalleled in comfort.
The TN Geek range is our answer to the rise in popularity of the sneaker, with a sleeker, more discreet, yet just as comfortable shoe.
Available in fantastic materials, printed leathers and more, they are great for running around town or country, for wearing casually and to work too! Collectable in each colour-way, check out our reflective cycle shoe for the road smart option too. Exercise can be integrated into daily life - it is much easier if you don't have to take a bag containing spare shoes.
These Geeks have all the benefits a rubber sole shoe brings, with cushioning in-built to the sneaker for happy, comfortable feet.
Check out our Geek platform soles - or 'flatforms', with their cheeky nod to the brothel creepers of the 70's. The days of Punk are over, but the devil is in the details for those with attitude. Style is language and every design decision comes with historical lineage. This is a flat shoe but with added height - another subversion of the heel versus flat debate.
May 27, 2023
A Visit to Charleston
Charleston was home to Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, renowned for their paintings and design work, and original thinking in all aspects of everyday life.
The house is famed for its decor - hand painted from top to bottom by the artists, who beautifully designed each others bedrooms. It is such a unique place, and you can tell it was done for their own enjoyment and use - rather than being about impressing others.
May 19, 2023
New Additions to Marylebone Lane
Having spent 20 years on Marylebone Lane, we've built up a kind of neighbourhood family, so it's with great pleasure that we welcome new additions to the area.
May 16, 2023
Clerkenwell Design Week 23-25 May
Interesting fact: Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world! So it is no surprise that Clerkenwell design week is London's leading design event.
From emerging brands to the long-established - the best of the best will be on show, for all your interior design needs and curiosities.
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