Made In Oz: Hobes An Understated Cool

I am on a bit of an Oz trip at the moment *not literally, sadly* but I just keep coming across fab brands, my latest is Hobes, not to be confused with Hobbs, which I keep calling it when discussing with friends. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Hobes’ understated cool shoes launched last Spring and have quickly become a cult hit, and since launching into the UK they have also been ordered by the likes of Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller, so I am sure they are going to be huge here as well.

“one fit, happy tootsies and endless miles,” Hobes

What I love about these shoes has to be how simply they look. All the products are handmade, unisex and classic in design, so basically they will work throughout the seasons. I love their take on traditional 7os style laced desert boots – I think my favourites have to be the denim and mustard pairs, but with three styles: the Original Hobe *pictured*, the Hi Hobe, and the Lo Hobe Black Napa; and nine colourways for the Original Hobe there really is something for everyone.

At the moment they are only available online via Hobes e-shop, but they do ship worldwide and the website also offers a handy currency converter. Prices you ask, well they are all AU$159.00, about £105, plus P&P, remember they are handmade and all high quality suede or Napa, and surely you can’t put a price on comfort and these beauties look amazing!!

If you want to work the California girl look then these are the footwear for you, they will look amazing with jeans, but I reckon they would also look super cute teamed with a denim mini and tights for winter as well.

[Pics: Hobes]