6 Easy Tips To Keep Your Shoes Looking Fresh

18 Sep 2017 by Bryan Yeong

Shoe addict or sneakerhead, we know the pain of having your brand new kicks getting creased, stained and worn with constant wear. Here are six handy tips to follow to extend the shelf life of your footwear! 

Put In The Work 

Photo: Holystic Sneaker Laundry

Don’t let that sneaker collection you saved arduously for fall victim to dirt and grime – your kicks need a loving touch to look as good as new. Avoid throwing them in the washing machine as it damages the material, and opt to hand wash them with fabric shampoo and water instead. Scrubbing them down can be a workout, but getting ‘dem stains out are totally worth it. Too lazy to do it yourself? Hand them over to the good folks at Holystic Sneaker Laundry, and pick them up looking fresh and clean! 

Polish Them Up

Credit: The Shoeshine Redemption

Your dress shoes and leather boots deserve to shine, which makes a polishing session every two weeks to a month in order. Just lay out the newspapers, load on leather polish onto a cotton cloth (Saphir’s your best bet) and massage “new life” into your pair. If you’re still completely clueless, you can also head over to The Shoeshine Redemption or Mason and Smith Shoe Shine Bar to service your shoes, get maintanence advice, and pick up a bottle of polish while you’re at it!

Give Them A Suntan

Got caught in the rain? Chances are, your shoes bore the brunt of it – the soaked and squishy soles says it all. So how do you dry ’em out while ensuring minimal damage? The quickest and most effective step would be to air-dry them at room temperature near an open window for a day or two so it has time to dry out naturally (via the sunlight), which minimising bacteria growth. Point to note: avoid using hairdryers or heaters as this might harm the fabric. 

Invest In A Shoe Tree

Credit: Mason and Smith Shoe Shine Bar

Some shoes might lose their shape after a while, which is a why a shoe tree is a worthy investment. These form-keeping gems come in plastic and wood, with the latter preferred for freshly worn pairs as the material helps to absorb excess moisture. These underrated accessories will come in handy for any footwear diehard, and you can pick one up at any shoe-repair shops or department stores.

Keep Your Newspaper On Standby


If buying a shoe tree isn’t in your budget, reach for old newspapers instead. Stuffing your shoes with dry newspaper can actually also help to absorb moisture after a day of wearing them, and helps to maintain its shape as a temporary solution. So before your mom wants to sell stacks of newspapers off to the karang guni, don’t forget to keep a few copies on hold for your future shoe-cleaning needs. 

Alternate Your Pairs

We totally understand the urge to wear brand new shoes multiple times in a row to show ’em off, but wearing them consecutively would also shorten the shoes’ shelf-life. As much as possible, try alternating your shoe routine to reduce premature wear and tear – a rule of thumb would be to let your shoes ‘rest’ for a day in-between wear to let them dry out and maintain their shape. 

Featured image: Holystic Sneaker Laundry

What are your tips for keeping your shoes in tip top shape? Share with us in the comments below!

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Herschel Supply's New Apparel Line Has All The Fall-Ready Outerwear You'll Need

4 Sep 2017 by Johanna Teo

Launching their debut apparel collection with a range of Fall 2017 outerwear essentials, Herschel Supply Co.’s chicly utilitarian designs will have you stylishly covered through your wanderlust-driven travels or sporty weekend hikes. 

Herschel Supply Co. has long been one of our go-to brands for fashionable yet campus-friendly backpacks and accessories, so boy were we excited when it was first announced that Herschel would be releasing their first ever apparel collection. And it’s finally here! There are two key categories in Herschel’s Supply Fall outerwear line: Voyage and Forecast. Voyage is perfect for those constantly on the go, with light, breathable and wind-resistant material that can be packed into an internal storage pocket for easy toting. And the latter is perfect for rainy seasons, with a waterproof fabric that’ll shield wearers from heavier showers.



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Shop Herschel Supply’s Fall 2017 apparel collection at Tang Plaza, Level 3 and TANGS VivoCity 

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Tour Cancellation Doesn't Stop Justin Bieber From Selling New Merch

30 Aug 2017 by Johanna Teo

Beliebers who can’t get over Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour cancellation can perk back up ’cause halting the tour ain’t stopping Biebs from dropping new merch. ‘Cause that’s the same thing, right? 

Following the success of Justin Bieber’s previous Purpose Tour merch – the second installment of his stadium tour-inspired collection features Bieber’s logo emblazoned on casual streetwear staples; hoodies, bomber jackets, tank tops, sweatpants and more, and will be released in H&M stores on 7 September. And with affordable prices ranging from $24.95 for a T-shirt to $54.95 for a hoodie, Beliebers will be shelling out way less than a concert ticket for sure. 

Would you shop Bieber’s Stadium Tour collection? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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YouTuber Jenn Im's New Fashion Label Is A Stylish Millennial's Dream Come True

23 Aug 2017 by Johanna Teo

Jenn Im aka the multi-hyphenate YouTuber with a million-subscriber following is stepping out with her very own fashion collection, Eggie. 

If you’re regularly on YouTube, chances are you’ve already heard of Jenn Im, the face behind hugely popular fashion, beauty and lifestyle YouTube channel, ‘Clothes Encounters’. In the 7 years since starting Clothes Encounters, Jenn has gone from fashionable college student to YouTube royalty boasting over 4.1 million subscribers and more than 183 million views, complete with major name collaborations from the likes of Colourpop Cosmetics, Calvin Klein, Smashbox and more. 

Now, Jenn’s stepping out and sharing her personal style with the world through the launch of her very own fashion brand, Eggie. The brand – which means ‘Baby’ in Korean – is a total representation of Jenn’s personal wardrobe and as she puts it, “the millennial’s one stop shop for every occasion”. The result? A ’90s-themed hodgepodge of slinky slip dresses, oversized bombers, and playful statement pieces. “My goal with this line is to push the boundaries of fashion and include a selection of gender fluid pieces that are inclusive for all”, Jenn quotes on her website, “People can express themselves through Eggie and experiment with styles that effortlessly transform themselves from polished to punk.” 

Available worldwide, Eggie‘s popularity can already be seen in the way it racked up over 29.2k Instagram followers pre-launch. And it’s already selling out by the dozen – a testament to Jenn’s impeccable sense of style and the strength of her following. Scroll through our gallery to check out some of our favourite pieces!



All images: Eggie/ Jenn Im

What are your favourite pieces from Jenn’s collection? Share ’em with us in the comment section below!

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7 Sneaker Releases You Don't Want To Miss

26 Jul 2017 by Fabian Loo

In any sneakerhead’s ever-expanding shoe collection, there’s always room for one (or a lot) more. Here are seven sneaker releases that’ll make your wish list.

Vans X Thrasher Magazine

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You’ve seen the Thrasher tee everywhere, and soon, you’ll see the fiery emblem on shoes as well. The iconic skating magazine announced a capsule collaboration with Vans, which includes a line of sneakers and apparel. Expect reworked classics like the Slip-on Pro and the Sk8-Hi Pros, which will be available from 29 July.

Nike Air Max 97 Premium

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There’s no denying the appeal of the Air Max silhouette – sleek, sporty, and sexy. Fluid lines run through, with a full-length Air cushioning to add that sporty appeal. As part of its 20th anniversary, Nike will be releasing four new colour ways (wolf grey, beige, pumice-grey, and light bone) on 4 August.

Nike Flyknit Trainer Retro

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This cult classic is making a triumphant return, this time is everyone’s favourite black-and-white colourway. The quintessential Flyknit shape has graced the feet of Kanye West, and its set to return on 27 July in a revamped low-top silhouette. This is one ridiculously photogenic sneaker we all can’t get enough of!

New Balance ‘Flimby 35th Anniversary Pack’

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To celebrate 35 years of their iconic UK manufacturing factory, New Balance will be launching four exclusive ‘Made in UK’ styles: the M991FA, M770FA, EPICTRFA and M1500FA. Built with premium nubuck and leather in timeless combinations of navy, light blue, white, black, and grey, it’ll be hard deciding which design to pick out. These kicks will be released on 5 August. 

Adidas Pharrel Williams Tennis Hu


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Pharrel Williams has teamed up with adidas Originals to create Tennis Hu, a stunning collection that’s as vibrant as it’s stylish. It comes in a breathable Primeknit material, contrasting soles, and four different iterations to match any personality and style. Slated for release on 28 July 2017, wear summer on your feet with these bright kicks.

Adidas ‘Black Friday’ EQT Support 93/17


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The first all-black Black Friday special has been revealed by adidas. And although it’s only coming out on 24 November 2017, we can’t help but fall in love with this fully black runner of the EQT Support 93/17. Mark your calendars!


sneakers-ASICSTIGER-PATTAGELLYTE Image credit: Bram Spaan for Patta

Once again, ASICSTIGER has partnered Patta to reimagine the the classic GEL-LYTE. This time, the colourblocked sneaker comes with dark purple nubuck overlays, gentle pink details for contrast, and Patta-branded lace locks. Available from 31 July 2017, put a spring in your step with this lightweight shoe. 

What are some of the sneaker releases you’re looking forward to? Share them in the comment section! 

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