Black Friday 2016: Bloggers’ Picks

Black Friday is back. Marking the day of the mother of all sales, what was once an all-American affair has now become a permanent fixture in the UK shopping calendar and our biggest shopping day of the year. Whether you are looking for a Christmas present for a loved one or simply a much-deserved treat for yourself, Black Friday offers the chance to grab your favourite shoes at an unmissable price.

Here at AllSole, we’re offering you an unbeatable 30% off our designer shoe collections. But with so much choice, sometimes it can be difficult deciding on your favourite pair. While our best advice is that you can never have too many shoes, to lend a hand we’ve reached out to some of our favourite fashion bloggers for their recommendations on the shoes you should be adding to your basket this Black Friday.

Oliver, Suede and Symphony


Oliver Long is the man behind menswear and lifestyle blog Suede and Symphony. Describing his aesthetic as “casual but considered”, Oliver is a keen fashion enthusiast but also uses his blog to talk you through his latest (envy-inducing) travels and the hottest new music you should be checking out.

Oliver’s Black Friday Picks


Many people shop for their 'Mas do outfits on Black Friday and these are the perfect pair to wear from day to night. I would start any of my December days at work in them and keep them on until I walk away from the party.


Every man could do with a pair of smart Chelsea boots, fact. It's just a timeless wardrobe staple that can be worn for any occasion, and I'm all for versatility and wearability when it comes to footwear.


Winter is a good time to go travelling... in fact, anytime is a good time to go travelling. For me, whether it's on the plane or during transit where a lot of walking is involved, I try to wear comfortable shoes and nothing says comfy like a pair of classic Converse.

Anoushka, Anoushka Loves


Totally crushing over this @officialplt dress ?

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Based out of Manchester, Anoushka Loves is the eponymous beauty and lifestyle blog of beauty addict and fashionista Anoushka. Working as an air hostess for a large UK airline, Anoushka’s time is spent between continents and allows her to remain abreast of current beauty and fashion trends around the world.

Anoushka’s Black Friday Picks


With this cold weather that we are having, and the torrential rain that comes with it, a pair of Hunter wellies are a must. Feet are kept warm and dry, and the boots can be accessorised with some snug welly socks to match your outfit. A perfect winter wardrobe essential.

Sophia, Sophia Rosemary



Having already acquired a large following thanks to her distinct aesthetic that seamlessly combines contemporary and vintage fashion, AllSole Brand Ambassador Sophia Rosemary recently celebrated one year since the start of her eponymous blog. After recently styling Superga’s silver 2750 trainers for AllSole, we asked Sophia for the shoes she will be adding to her wardrobe this Black Friday.


I love the classic shape of these loafers, they're a shoe staple and the high shine means you can wear them day to night.


Sixties inspired boots which are a great addition to a simple outfit to give it a stylish spin.


The perfect winter day time boot. I'm in love with the cherry colour! It's a nice change from black without being too out there. Were with tights and your cutest jumper dress for a more Tom Boy look!

Starr, Style with Starr


Growing up in Manchester with a passion for music, Starr Clare has always had a keen eye for fashion and particularly vintage clothing. Like Sophia, Starr also recently celebrated one year since she started her blog where she provides stylistic inspiration to her considerable following.

I have chosen these two styles because I love British subculture. Dr Martens were always the go to footwear for punks and mods but now they have a wide range of different styles for everyone. Dr Martens always give me a boost of confidence when wearing them and they will last you forever! I love how this style of Dr Marten has some femininity about them and the shape and style give them a modern twist. The Clarks Original dessert boots have more of a relaxed feel and I’m sucker when it comes to comfort. I love the simplicity of them and you can’t beat a good ol’ dessert boot with some turn up jeans.”



SOINCARMEL is the fashion and lifestyle blog of Polish law student, copywriter and fashion influencer Karolina Sabala. Selected as an UGG Influencer and having featured in magazines including Teen Vogue and MTV, Karolina is known for her distinctly minimalist aesthetic which is founded on an enviable shoe collection.


"Timberlands are one of the coolest boots right now - they are the statement piece in the outfit but can also make a perfect base for unique clothes."


"UGGs are the the most comfortable and warm boots for winter, so this advantage plus elegant, minimalistic design seem like perfection. I absolutely love the croc leather elements."


"Ankle boots with buckles or studs are usually my first choice during the whole year. These Toga Pulla boots have this amazing rock vibe that definitely makes the whole outfit."

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Sarah Atkinson

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