at this year's In The City music conference Fender Footwear bridged
the link between fashion and music in a way that seemed like an
logical step. With high street stores latching onto classic rock
images such as AC/DC, Kiss and The Sex Pistols it's about time
that a company such Fender, one with a rich musical history through
the ages with the guitarists guitars of choice, launched itself
as a brand of footwear in the market place.
days of the UK launch Mani, Andy Rourke, Vini Rilley, Bez and
Phoenix Nights star Paddy McGuinness had visited the head quarters
thats situated near Boddingtons Brewery in Manchester to
place their personal signatures on limited edition pairs of the
trainers. Since then bands such as Hard-Fi, The Doves, The Magic
Numbers, and many of the new breed of guitar bands have been seen
wearing the Fender Footwear brand.
a wide range of shoes to appeal to all tastes the most popular
range in the UK is the Vulcanise range, which are not dissimilar
to the Converse style pumps, and the European range which are
loud gaudy colours you'd expect from one of John Squire's Jackson
Pollock pastiche's. Elsewhere the American range which have been
on sale for a year and half are more boot based with a rustic
final word must be left to one of Fenders many consumers
aren't just musicians shows, but shoes for the fashion conscious
music love who wants to make a statement and still look great"
Gareth Jordan - Canterbury, Kent
For the full range of Fender Footwear and lists of Stockists
have given Designer Magazine a pair of their trainers to giveway
to one of our readers
be in with a chance of winning answer the following competition
Q: Name one of the people mentioned above who signed the limited
edition Fender Trainers?
your answer along with Name, Address, Email, Daytime Telephone
number to firstname.lastname@example.org
- don't forget to include your shoe size and brand you want from
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Usual competition rules apply (one entry per household etc) and
please note this compeition is only open to UK Entrants
closing date for this competition is midday on Monday Jan 30th