Gola Classics just went Vegan!

You have been asking and Gola has been listening!

With the rise of veganism as a lifestyle choice and with many of you querying which of our styles are vegan-friendly, Gola is proud to announce the launch of its Gola Classics Vegan range.

But is it really Vegan?

“How can Gola verify that it’s vegan?” we hear you ask. Well, each and every style in the Vegan range has undergone rigorous Ve-MAP chemical testing. Ve-MAP is a new, unique DNA-based testing procedure within the Chem-MAP® family. The testing process identifies any trace of animal DNA from chemicals within our footwear and the manufacturing process. This includes:

  • Chemicals used in the fabrics
  • Other materials such as the sole
  • Dyes
  • Adhesives
  • Finishing components

High risk chemicals are tested to confirm that there is no trace of any animal-derived products, therefore providing authenticity of their animal-free composition.

Don’t just take our word for it: the Gola Classics Vegan range has also been registered by the Vegan Society, the oldest vegan organisation in the world. Founded in 1944 the Vegan Society is a world leader in its field and Gola has partnered with them to give customers additional reassurances.

The collection boasts style!

We have styles for women, men and your mini-me’s! Our range includes the ladies’ Coaster in various styles: Classic, Rainbow, Hi-Tops and Mirror, while we also have our very popular Mark Cox style in a range of colours. A pair of trainers with your dress is undoubtedly one of the chicest and breeziest style combinations this season.

Trainers with a skirt or dress will not only add a dash of nonchalance to your look, but will provide the ease of movement you desire when zipping around town. If you love anything shiny, then you will fall for Coaster Mirror. If you prefer a hi-top, then Coaster High in black or in off white will be a great addition to your shoe-drobe. Our most popular lines are Coaster Rainbow with the rainbow stripes down the side, as well as Tennis Mark Cox in a selection of colours, re: dark green, deep red, Indian teal, vintage blue and blossom.

Our men’s collection includes Comet and Comet Canvas, as well as Tennis Mark Cox and Varsity. If you’re on the lookout for some super convenient footwear that will easily go with your jeans or shorts, it’s only natural to look for a pair of Gola Classics Vegan that will best suit your style. Both Varsity and Comet come in a variety of colour combinations: from navy & powder blue, to deep red & white, there’s a style to suit your needs.

For your mini-me, you can choose between Coaster Rainbow, Coaster Rainbow Velcro and Coaster Velcro. Colourful, easy to put on and off and as comfortable as all Gola styles, they’ll be very much enjoyed by your little ones.

Trend alert: midi skirts and trainers

Spring is finally here and we can’t wait to swap our coats for jackets and embrace the shift in weather. As the temperature starts to rise, new trends are introduced for spring. A key trend we’ve seen fashion influencers sporting is the combination of midi skirts with trainers.

How to style midi skirts and trainers

Getting your proportions right is the key to nailing this trend. The benefit of choosing a midi skirt over a maxi is the shorter length, which shows part of your leg to lengthen the silhouette and help you appear taller (especially good if you are on the shorter side).

Take a look at how to style all types of midi skirt below:

Pretty Pleats

With a slightly more formal feel, pleated skirts can add elegance to an outfit. When styling this type of skirt you have to think carefully about the balance to ensure you don’t look too formal or over-dressed. Juxtaposing smart with casual pieces will ensure you achieve a stylish look, consider throwing on a denim jacket and T-shirt with your skirt to successfully do this. For trainers, opt for some retro-inspired kicks like the new Gola Toronto. A slight pop of colour gives a nostalgic feel to this design, whilst the main white upper allows easy styling.

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Flared Affair

The beauty of a flared skirt is it’s generally fit to be a little more forgiving than some of our other silhouettes mentioned. The layered construction offers movement when you walk, plus if it’s in a light and floaty fabric it will prove an effortless item with good wearability. You can pair a flared skirt with a vest for warmer days, simply throwing on a jacket if the weather doesn’t suit. When styling up this look, you can’t wrong with a staple pair of all-white trainers. A clean, white sneaker will provide the basis to build your look upon.

Bold Prints

If you are looking to make a statement with your daytime attire then a bold print skirt could be just the thing you’re looking for. Embrace clashing colours and prints, the wilder the better. A standout skirt can reflect the personality of its wearer, channelling confidence in your fashion choices. Pair this with an equally stylish pair of trainers, look for a pair which have colour to mimic some of the tones of the skirt to ensure cohesiveness in your look. A textured pair such as the Tennis Mark Cox trainers can add further dimension and tie an outfit together.

Classic Mermaid

The ‘mermaid’ skirt emphasises your natural curves to offer a flattering fit. The shape of this skirt follows the body’s natural lines to enhance curves, finishing with a flare at the bottom. This style can be particularly complementary for curvy shapes, as it draws you in at the waist but still shows off your hips. With such a girly aesthetic, we recommend levelling your outfit out with a sporty pair of trainers. The Grandslam trainers are the ideal choice for this, especially easy to style in all-white.

Pastel Ballerina

For more drama, go full Instagram inspiration with an all pastel look with full ballerina skirt. Featuring a layered mesh composition, this look channels Carrie Bradshaw vibes for the modish fashionista. Stick to similar tones to avoid overwhelming this look, pale pinks work perfectly. For trainers, try the Gola Bullet. The Bullet offers a slimmer silhouette which, when worn in a pastel hue, lends itself well to a feminine aesthetic.

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Satin Casual

Plenty of bloggers have been working this trend, pairing a satin skirt with a pair of trainers. This achieves a balance of smart and casual that works well. Retro trainers complement a satin skirt, juxtaposing trends to achieve a modern look. The Daytona and Badminton work perfectly to balance out skirts of this style. Add a puffa jacket to get an instagram-worthy outfit.

Browse the perfect trainers to wear with any midi skirt with our women’s trainers.

SS19 Trainers arrive at Gola

New season trainers have landed at Gola and we can’t wait to show you the latest styles to shop. Read our guide to SS19 at Gola below.

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Men’s Santorini/White Harrier Trainers

Classic Silhouettes

The Harrier is always a highlight of the season and SS19 promises newness from our flagship sneaker. Besides the classic navy/ white and red/white options, bolder colour pairings are available like the bright blue santorini/white trainers.

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Men’s Camouflage Montreal Trainers

Camo Print

Camouflage is a trend that will ensure you certainly don’t blend into the background and this season sees some of our favourite trainers get a rework in the print. The Monarch gets a new camouflage upper design whilst still keeping its recognisable thick front sole.

A more sporty version of the trend is the updated Montreal sneaker, which is constructed with a camouflage upper and completed with a rainbow design and a contrasting white sole.

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Women’s Velcro Orchid Trainers

Velcro Fasten

Not just a trend for kids trainers, the velcro trainer is making a comeback. Ridiculously efficient for getting your kicks on in a hurry, our women’s and men’s velcro trainers offer quicker fastening than their lace-up counterparts.

Our Orchid trainers in shimmer combine the velcro trend with pastel hues to give you the perfect sneaker of the season. Available in both blush pink and off white shimmer, the Orchid velcro provides form and function in one. Similarly, the Eclipse velcro takes ‘Dad trainers’ and velcro straps to combine them to offer something different and new to update your collection.

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Women’s Eclipse Trainers

Dad Trainers

You might not have pinned your parent as a style icon this season but 2019 is set to be all about the ‘Dad’ trainer. Think of the colourful trainers your father would wear on a ‘90s seaside holiday (perhaps even with matching bomber jacket) and your inspiration is there.

The Gola Toronto takes on this trend perfectly, offering a white trainer with accent colours as well as a dark blue option with contrasting detail. The brightness of both Toronto designs instantly draws attention and ensures the trainers are not to be missed when wearing. The Gola Eclipse additionally epitomises retro cool with use of colourful design and a thicker sole, giving a nod to ‘90s athleisure.

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Women’s Quota II Liberty PJ Trainers

Liberty Print

Gola’s collaboration with Liberty Arts continues with new trainer designs created using the renowned brand’s fabric prints. The Quota II is reimagined with a blush petal upper print, perfect for spring, while the Liberty Bullet offers a pretty blue pattern to suit darker shades.

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Women’s Navy Cadet Trainers

Bumper Soles

The Cadet sees a new style of trainer for Gola, featuring a thick bumper sole which not only provides added resilience but also makes a statement in the style stakes. The Cadet comes in both dark shades and pastels and is a sneaker you can easily pair with an array of casual clothing on a daily basis.

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Women’s Cheetah Print Coaster

Animal Print

Animal prints return this season in lighter hues to adhere to the spring/summer aesthetic. The Gola Classics cheetah print Coaster comes in two covetable white gold and rose options, offering a subtler take on the loud print that can easily adapt to more casual styling.

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Women’s Rainbow Coaster

Rainbow Pattern

Rainbow trainer designs have become a popular feature for some key Gola styles over the past few seasons and this SS19 we have expanded the selection so you can enjoy more variations of this colourful trend.

The Coaster now comes in additional colours which offer a contrasting pop against the rainbow design. The Orchid rainbow also comes in glitter versions in black and white if you prefer more monochrome in your collection.

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Women’s Tennis Mark Cox Trainers

Sunshine Yellow

It’s only fitting our spring/summer collection would include a bit of sunshine, we’re just hoping the British weather matches up accordingly. Our popular Coaster gets an update in yellow, offering the perfect bright backdrop to its fun rainbow design.

The Tennis Mark Cox  also takes on the happy hue, with a velvet iteration of the trend. The classic sport trainer includes a towel textured inside as a nod to it’s tennis roots, which additionally provides sumptuous comfort when wearing.

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Microcord Kelly Backpack

Essential Backpacks

Whether storing your school books or carrying essentials on the daily commute, our Gola Backpacks have the storage you need with supporting straps. The Kelly rucksack takes on the cord trend in both pastel pink and black for a textured style, whilst the Harlow goes for block colour in classic fabrics for a more classic design. Also available is the Harlow mini, which comes in pink and purple velvet options and is cute and charming in aesthetic.

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Red Micro Redford

Micro Redford

The iconic Redford bag gets a space saving update with the Micro Redford. Perfect for styling with your colourful festival looks, the Micro Redford is small enough to carry round all day yet efficient in storing your essentials and features an internal zipped pocket for extra security. Super stylish, this small handbag comes in a range of bright colours and cool metallics to suit any look.

Sparkle 24/7 with Gola + Swarovski Crystals

Calling all women…add some sparkle to your festive casual ensembles with our special edition Gola Swarovski collection featuring crystals! Two of our flagship ladies’ styles, ‘Bullet’ and ‘Coaster’ have been glamorously enhanced to ensure you can sparkle 24/7 this Christmas.
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The Gola wingflash is upgraded on the ‘Bullet’ trainer by the beautiful application of crystals.  Whilst the ‘Coaster’ pump has a crystallised toe cap to give a striking finish to this popular Gola women’s silhouette!  Gola Bullet is available in black or off white or opt for the dazzling Gola Coaster in white or black.

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Take style inspiration from our influencer girlfriends that have styled these Gola Classics sneakers.

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The Trendiest Styles Of AW18 – Men’s

For AW18 Gola men’s once again delivers a collection of truly inspiring footwear that reflects back to its decade-long heritage. Along with some of the timeless classics, this season sees a selection of new and updated silhouettes that take AW18’s biggest trends to a new level. Mixing classic with modern, the trainers are given a lift with imaginative fabrics and details that add a contemporary twist whilst still maintaining a sleek, classic look

The recent hype around functional outerwear has reflected in a new direction in footwear, seen in some of Gola’s new season trainer styles. Inspired by outdoor and camping activities, the theme puts a new spin on urban footwear with influences from trekking and climbing gear. The silhouettes are clean and contemporary, accented by hardware details and pops of bright colours. A perfect interpretation of the trend is the Men’s Lowland Millerian designed for the return of the Gola Classics x British Millerian collaboration.  This silhouette has been reworked in British Millerian fabrics including an olive waxed canvas and a water resisting suede toe facing and counter, perfectly suitable for the sophisticated urban commuter. More of the utilitarian vibe can be seen on the popular Men’s Montreal Camo trainer, the Harrier Millerian or Men’s Monarch in Camo/Gum.

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Not to miss one of Gola’s long-time fabric favourites – the suede. Its luxurious texture remains highly popular for the AW18 season and also taps into the outdoor adventure trend. Gola has developed a palette of new deep earthy colours incorporated into some of the best-selling styles in suede. If you are thinking about Harrier, you’re probably not wrong, but we’d like to turn your attention to some of the new additions to Gola Classic’s trainer collection: the Men’s Tourist and Men’s Inca trainers. If you like a modern court sport style and a truly heritage feel, then look no further. Tourist sports a cognac suede upper and a subtle punched wingflash to the side. Available in a classic black and deep cognac, this timeless silhouette will keep your urban look on point. Introduced for AW18, Men’s Inca Suede adds an edge to the collection with its active, street-ready look. Featuring a gum sole unit and a nylon tongue, Inca Suede can be found in a navy, khaki or ash colour options.

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Speaking of nylons, AW18’s catwalks are a proof that technical nylons, and especially those which have a hard-wearing feel, have moved from a functional use to a design highlight.

The lightweight fabric is featured on casual every-day footwear and is accented by splashes of contrasting tones to complement the utilitarian trend. Updated for the season, the Gola Men’s Flyer, originally developed in 1975, sees this retro trainer in light nylon and suede upper, and a contrasting wingflash. The style is available in three colour options as seen below.

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Stay tuned for the trendiest women’s styles from Gola’s AW18.

A Sneak Peek At New Season

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We don’t like to admit it, but it is edging closer and closer to colder and darker days (nooo!) most of us haven’t even been on a summer holiday yet, but in the world of fashion AW18 has begun.

Here we have some of the new in collection that you can wear now and later in the year, call them the ultimate transitional trainers if you will….

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The classic Harrier has been updated for AW18 in new seasonal colours. Harrier is one of our most popular styles and dates back to the 1960s and the transformation of the style has been minimal, just slight updates to keep the silhouette modern. For AW18 the Harrier is in deeper earthier tones which are so on trend this AW! Pair these with anything in your wardrobe, but for true style a pair of classic jeans and a white tee – what could be more classic!

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New for AW18 the leather gola classics montreal grey men's

Montreal got a seasonal update for AW18 in on trend velvet! This style looks great paired with jeans but if you are brave enough to keep baring your legs into Autumn wear with a midi tea dress to add a sporty edge to your look. The velvet colours are opulent and bold, so you will stand out for all the right reasons

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The leather Trainer silhouette is here to stay, proving to be a popular style we have updated in new AW18 colours. Trainer is simple and stylish, with a tonal wingflash, it is minimalistic and low key. Wear the darker colours with jeans for dress down Friday for ultimate day to night smart trainers

The Classics

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Fashion trends are all well and good, but what you really want is a classic in your wardrobe. That one item you can go back to again and again and know you will feel and look amazing – your trusty pair of trainers!

At the moment the trend is chunky (and pretty ugly) trainers, where you need to either have legs as long as time to pull them off or style to rival an A-Lister. For the rest of us it is a strange trend, and here at Gola we are all about the classics, the styles you can keep forever and never get bored of, so here are some of our favourite Gola Classics styles that will be your wardrobe staple for a long long time.

Women’s Bullet

The Bullet was originally launched in 1976 and was originally designed as a running shoe for athletes, over the years the trainer has become more of a fashion trainer and has had numerous updates to ensure it is both comfortable and durable. The simple sleek likes of the Bullet means you can pair with both summer dresses or jeans, and the colour options mean you really have something for every outfit. Our favourite is the classic Black/White Bullet.

Women’s Coaster

The women’s coaster is a vulcanised sole plimsoll, the style is popular as it literally goes wit anything! The Coaster was re-introduced into the Gola Classics collection in SS17 and became a best seller, the Coaster Rainbow is one of our most popular Coaster designs – so much so we sell out on a regular basis! Make sure you keep your eye out for the next drop in September – get them before they go!

Men’s Harrier

The Harrier, the most popular men’s Gola Classics style is seen on an array of celebrities like Noel Gallagher to comedian Al Murray. Originally created in 1968 the Harrier was created for athletes to train in, now like the previously mentioned Bullet, it has been updated for a modern trainer lover. Available in an array of colours you can find a pair to suit any mood.

Men’s Coaster

The men’s Coaster is a vulcanised sole plimsoll (like the women’s) and comes with rubber or gum soles, the classic simple style is key to its longstanding success and can be worn in winter with our leather styles and summer with the canvas. Why not buy a pair now, you won’t regret it.

Take a look at the Coaster Neon collection

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When fashion trends talk, we listen. This season bright, bold colours are the talk of the fashion town and we have three women’s Gola trainers that are ticking all the boxes for this trend.

The Gola Classics women’s Coaster Neon collection celebrates colour. The simple silhouette of the women’s Coaster trainer is a perfect canvas for the bright colours, making each style the statement of your outfit. The three colourways are Neon Coral, a bold Coral colour which paired with a pair of white jeans and a denim shirt would make a summer statement. The Coaster Neon Yellow is a highlighter yellow colourway, team this with dark denim to really make your shoes stand out. The Coaster Neon Pastel Pink is the last colourway, this style is girly and vibrant and can be paired with a summer dress or jeans.

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The women’s Gola Classics Coaster trainer was first introduced into the Gola collection in the 70’s and has since become a firm favourite, the style has a vulcanised sole and canvas upper creating a trainer that is versatile and comfortable.

The Gola Harrier celebrates 50 years

Our flagship shoe is turning 50!

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Happy birthday Harrier, you have been a long and trusty friend to our wardrobe. To celebrate Harrier turning 50, we’ve taken the silhouette back to where it all began; using classic colourways from when Harrier first burst onto the sport shoe scene but with clever modern updates, this collection is everything you need this summer.

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Back in 1968, Harrier was the multi-purpose training shoe of choice. Built for track and field, the gym or the pitch, Harrier led the way in sports footwear. Originally launched in statement making white/red, this colourway was soon partnered with royal blue/white as a fellow option but as the years have progressed Harrier’s colour options have run into the hundreds. Never shy of making a statement the original design featured a durable gristle rubber sole, suede toe cap, rubber toe guard, padded insole and of course the signatory contrast Gola wingflash branding.

As Harrier moved into the ‘70s it developed a new life in the form of a leisure shoe. This multi-purpose training shoe was now equally at home on the track as it was on football terraces up and down the UK. From here Harrier transcended into music culture, with a cult following from key names of the day such as The Jam. Over the decades other fans of Harrier included Duran Duran, Oasis, Robbie Williams, Jude Law and Paul Weller. For Harrier’s 50th anniversary we have seen the son’s and daughters of rock royalty wear these styles with as much style as the first time around. Raff Law (son of Jude law) and Anais Gallagher (daughter of Noel Gallagher) are two of the names sporting the new Harrier style.

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Never steering far from its original form, Harrier has stood the test of fashion cycles and footwear fads to have survived five decades and be Gola’s best selling footwear style. In recognition of this accolade, Gola has launched a special edition anniversary edit of Harrier. With the design staying true to the style’s 1968 roots, the special edition is a no gimmick, purist silhouette; it’s confident, genuine and unique. There’s only one Harrier.

Gola Classics Coaster Rainbow

It’s official, rainbow brights are IN this season, seen everywhere on bloggers, stylists and in Instagram it is the new trend brightening up our wardrobes – and let’s face it, our moods!

We all know that April is the month for ‘April showers’ but if there is something that can brighten your mood it is our Coaster Rainbow women’s trainers.

This Gola Coaster canvas trainer comes in 5 different colours, so you pair them up with anything in your wardrobe. The best sellers – off white/off white and optic white – look great with mom jeans and a t-shirt for a classic casual outfit, or as the weather gets a little brighter (and hopefully warmer) pair with floaty tea dresses and a denim jacket for ultimate brunch goals.

Lightweight because of the canvas outer, comfy with the inner padding we guarantee you won’t need any other trainer for this summer.


Shop the Gola Coaster Rainbow collection.
 

Gola Classics new in ‘Bullet’ is your everyday footwear staple

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‘I need a new pair of trainers’ I hear you shout……Well, look no further!
The men’s and women’s Bullet style is back this spring/summer with updated, on trend colourways for all your sartorial needs. Made in an array of fabrics including suede, nylon and leather along with metallic, pearl and glitter wingflash details to really up your fashion credentials.

You can build your wardrobe around these styles as easily as 1,2,3.
For the men, the classic Bullet is a go to for weekend drinks, impromptu football in the park and practically everything else you can think of. With the vast amount of colours available you can style dependent on your mood or weather – we got you covered.

With the 70s trend coming back into fashion, make sure your ahead of everyone else and bag yourself a true classic. The new colourways mean you can match them with anything, happy shopping!

Ladies, the wait is over, SS18 has landed!

Ladies ss18 sneakers gola classicsIt has been a long January, but pay day has finally been and you can start to think about your spring wardrobe and your wardrobe essentials.

Trainers are still big news on the fashion circuit with celebrities pairing them with everything from trouser suits to red carpet dresses (Stacy Solomon we mean you). Now while we are not saying wear your Gola women’s with your prom dress, we are giving you updated silhouettes to wear with your everyday style.

The SS18 collection includes the bright neon ladies Coaster to get you noticed, muted nudes and pastels on our Harrier and Bullet styles to give a feminine touch plus bold rainbow stripes on the Coaster Rainbow to go with pretty much anything you can think of.