Festival season is well and truly upon us so it’s time to start your outfit prep ASAP! Whether you’re looking to dance the whole night long, or to make the ultimate fashion statement – festival-worthy kicks should be the base of any outfit. To minimise the stress, more importantly so you have more time to brush up on your dance skills, we’ve rounded up our top tips for finding the perfect, festival-proof kicks:
WATERPROOF, WATERPROOF, WATERPROOF
Don’t make us repeat it one more time. If there’s one commandment for festival kicks – it’s that they can stand the elements. Whether it’s muddy or you somehow return with all the dirt in the world on you – your waterproof boots can be wiped down and look as good as new. When it comes to our waterproof faves – no one quite does it like Timberland and Dr. Martens. We’re obsessed with the Timberland 6-inch Premium Waterproof Boot and Dr. Martens Jadon – both iconic styles that will take your festival fit to the next level.
AND IF IT’S NOT ALREADY WATERPROOF…SPRAY BABY SPRAY
Don’t worry we’re not total party poopers. If your kicks aren’t genetically blessed enough to be waterproof, we’ve got an answer for that too. Protect your kicks with our Platypus Sneaker Protector which effectively repels water and stains from all leather and fabric items. Once you’ve returned from the festival as well, we’d highly recommend the Crep Protect Cleaning Kit which comes with a brush, cleaning solution, and microfiber cloth, giving you a total cleaning solution for your kicks.
COMFORT IS KEY
This one’s a given, but it’s not to be forgotten. Comfy feet = staying on the d-floor till the last set.
If you’re wearing a pair of heavy-duty boots, put in the work in the lead up and break them in. If you’re going all out – opt for something like the adidas NMD with a full-length cushioned midsole to guarantee all-day comfort.
LEVEL IT UP
We’ll settle the heels vs. sneaker debate once and for all. Why not get the best of both worlds with some platform kicks? Maximising your height while minimising the pain – it’s a win-win decision for both you and your feet.
Our faves include the NOKWOL Money and Vans Old Skool Platform.
If you’re ticking all the boxes – but forgot the FUN, then you’re not doing festival dressing right. For those who love patterns and all things colour – we’d recommend the Dr. Martens 1460 Skull. These boots are bound to turn heads – featuring a bold, elaborate print from the Docs in-house design team. For those who love a good throwback – you can’t look past the LA Gear City Lights sneakers. These kicks were made for dancing – lighting up at the heel with every step you take!
Don’t forget to post your Festival snaps and tag @platypus_sneakers for a chance to be featured on our gram.
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