I want shoes… more shoes!

by Lee Oliveira on January 18, 2011

I recently was invited by Gideon shoes to come check out their range and perhaps photograph a streetstyle look for my blog. After a little research into the brand it became quite obvious that the ethics behind the company is one that I wanted to support. “Did someone say shoes?” I guess the fact that I loved the shoes also helped in my decision. After visits to many sweat shops in Asia, Gideon decided that this form of manufacturing wasn’t for them. Hence, the shoes are Australia made and almost entirely from Australian materials.

As I walked in I felt the vibe of an energetic and friendly place. Looks like I died and went straight to shoe heaven (I love this stament.. hahaha).

As I turned around I saw these amazing gold shoes. OMG… The connection between me and these gold shoes was like “love at the first sight“.

Thanks to Gideon for providing the model (Simon Hancock). It was a pleasure meeting the team.

Lee x

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

jemina January 18, 2011

First, those shoes!!!! LOVE those Gold Sneaks, YUM, not to mention an equally yummy model LOL, LOVE these shots Lee, you are just getting BETTER and BETTER my friend

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Shin January 18, 2011

Okay first of all, Simon is gorgeous and I want to marry him! And wow, those photos! They’re definitely one of your bests Lee! I love how clean and crisp everything looks. And the gold sneakers are amazing! I really like companies who have morals and ethics! xxoxoxooxxoo

Storm January 18, 2011

Oh my god. All I can think about is Gold shoes and faux fur D&G coats. Those shoes are fabulous!

SACRAMENTO January 18, 2011

I love, love, love the gold ones sooooooooooooooooo much.
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Katie January 18, 2011

Awesome shoes and sounds like such an amazing company! The detail you picked up in these photos is incredible!
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Anthea January 18, 2011

These shots are amazing! Well done Lee! Also, I love the Gideon shoes!
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Bella Q January 18, 2011

Yeah, I can see you rock ’em. Golden, you are golden.
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Emilie January 18, 2011

nice pictures!
great move for the brand. I love seeing the “made in australia” sentence underneath the label on the tag (I admit sometimes that is included in shopping decision making). But it’s not hard to see that these australian brands are having a hard time competing with the bigger mass product brands where everything comes from China, i.e. cheaper price point.
Hope the larger consumer segment can appreciate how very valuable a handcrafted piece is.
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Cecylia January 18, 2011

YEAH!!! AUSTRALIAN made! Good boy! I love them!
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Jess January 18, 2011

LOOOOVE the golden sneakers! Shades are great too!


Collette Osuna January 18, 2011

Awesome work…..and shoes love:)

Lookin great!!!

Stop by and say Hello:)
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fuyume January 18, 2011

OOO those gold trainers they are awesome they may be mens shoes but i would soo wear them.
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Diana Mieczan January 18, 2011

OMG those shoes are sooo cool!!! Such a great photos,sweetie
Have a fantastic day
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Michelle @ Glisters & Blisters January 18, 2011

gold and sneakers.. what a great combo !
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Maddy January 18, 2011

I love it!!! And are you sure it was love at first sight with the the shoes and not with the CUUUTEE model?! Ha!!
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Ana January 18, 2011


são lindissimos!principalmente os Gold ones… a ética que demonstram,ao escolherem fabricar os modelos na Australia,e não em países do 3º Mundo ( como todos os outros fazem) só demonstra o quão digna e nobre é a Gideon.

Gostei muito do post, vou adorar ver mais empresas a seguirem o mesmo Caminho.


KC of nouveau skin January 19, 2011

i checked their site out once you referred them to me and i must say they do have wonderfully designed shoes. and those gold ones, i died! let’s all go to shoe heaven, please!

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Anna January 19, 2011

I love the black shoes he had in the last pic!
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Sherin January 19, 2011

Mmm, I love all shoes as well. Gideon looks like they do great shoes. The gold ones are amazing.
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Nath January 19, 2011

I love the gold ones!!
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Jadore-Fashion January 19, 2011

Love the black pair!


raya January 19, 2011

love these!:))
I think I need to buy for my bf.. do they ship overseas?
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Rafael Franco January 19, 2011


This shoes are just AMAZING! lol I want it too!

kisses from Brazil*

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amy January 19, 2011

Those shoes are magical! Perfect for any boy :)
U really are the best blogger in Australia
sweetness xx
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Fashnlvr January 19, 2011

Fantastic photos! That Simon – beautiful man! But he’s a model – so of course he is gorgeous!! I don’t think I have moved my husband fashion forward enough to wear the gold ones but I love them!!
Love u Lee!!
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Mish Dish January 19, 2011

OH MY Gideon! Amazing kicks, beautiful model and fabulous photos. I am thrilled to have found you Lee. Thanks for sharing. U r the best xo Mish

Manon January 19, 2011

I love those sneakers.
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A Brit Greek January 19, 2011

Leeeeeee!!!! I’ve missed you! How was Bonkers Honkers trip? Did you enjoy the crazy people, fashion, etc? Did you make it to trainer/sneaker street in Mong Kok?

Great photos, and that quote… love it!!! I do like metallic sneaks! My old silver Converses have died but not gone to shoe heaven sadly!

Sorry i’ve been m.i.a lately.

ediot January 19, 2011

i want them gold ones. im obsessed with sneakers actually. would love a bewinged pair from jeremy scott for adidas..
thanks for sharing-
great photos- per usual 😉
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Polka Princess January 19, 2011

Hi Lee! I’m soooooooo drooling over those golden shoes! Not to mention the very dishy Simon!!! 😉
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Nicole January 19, 2011

The shoes are fabulous and the model is yummy! Such great shots and I love that they are Aussie made. I’m with you…I am a giant shoe slut! haha. xo

the nyanzi report January 19, 2011

Great shots. Ur blog has a try soul. I m obsessed with u. 😉

Meri January 19, 2011

wow I love this shoes!!! and yes… I always want more and more shoes! it’s my obsession also with bags!!!


Tanvi January 19, 2011

OKAY! He is CUTE! … Love both the shoes … and the pictures are AWESOME!!! Lee, you are going places my friend!
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Audrey Allure January 19, 2011

Love the gold shoes;the black ones also look really good!
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marchmusings January 19, 2011

Great shoes and model? What more could one want? Those gold sneakers-OMG perfection

F. January 19, 2011

I’m with you!

I want more shoes too :p

xoxo F.

Angga Heinrich January 19, 2011

Am falling in love with Simon!! other than that that sneakers is amazing!! I really love the color, the textures, its so perfect!! They have to go worldwide with this, I can see this shoes will rock the market sometime in future
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ryan January 19, 2011

Oh I love companies that practice good ethics, I am always willing to support them, and feel less guilty splurging : ) Those shoes are seriously amazing.
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Beckerman Girls January 19, 2011

Those gold kicks are AMAZZZZZING!!! Like totally incredible!!!!!!!! They look like the Aston Martin’s of running shoes!!
xoThe Beckerman Girls


reni January 19, 2011

yes. shoes. who doesn’t love shoes. i’m not a gold person, but the black one’s cool.

Kristin January 19, 2011

Those are ridiculously fun!

Ellen January 19, 2011

nice gold sneakers. :) I love shoes too! :) of course everybody does. :)

Shevah January 19, 2011

Awesome sneakers. Love them.
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Erika January 19, 2011

Everyone needs a pair of gold shoes. It’s just necessary for fashionable living. In my opinion, anyway 😉 And this Simon guy looks so cool.

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Beny Ricardo Sadewo January 19, 2011

Oh,, Lee,….. …. Lemmme introduce my self to Simon he’s gorgeous !!!!! *oops
btw,.. the shoes was amazingggg, it’s Dolce & Gabbana Looks, but if it cheaperrr, Who care with brands!!!!! the gold color is UP UP UP!,…

Beny Ricardo Sadewo
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Xaviera January 19, 2011

lol it IS good…only during midweek tho

and thats real nice of you to say!
the pictures are nice of course because of the place where i live
waking up hearing birds,ducks, frogs and sometimes some sheep
can be very relaxing indeed

S. January 20, 2011

Oh Lord.. those Gold sneakers are so precious. Are you in Milan now photographing street style?
I love your blog.
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Lisa L S January 20, 2011

WOW! Great shoes!
Thank you so much for the very nice compliment on my smile and eyes! You made me blush! :-)

Love from Dubai!
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sweet January 21, 2011

totally fell in love with the shoes…the golden one is perfect for this upcoming summer….

now I have to grab something like this here…aww they have loads of shoes in their site…


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