How To Care For Your Gola Trainers

Whether you are an avid trainer buyer who likes to stand out in bright and vibrant styles or someone who likes the classic all white designs, keeping your shoes in pristine condition is a must; no one likes to be walking around in dirty sneakers. Eager to learn some key pointers on how to keep your trainers looking fresh, crisp and in tip-top condition? Well, keep on reading, as this post will unveil all the answers.

The one tip we would recommend for cleaning any pair of trainers is to avoid the washing machine. The washing machine will be your worst enemy because it will only lead to running and discolouration of fabrics.

Gola Grandslam Trident Trainers

Our best-selling court trainer Grandslam features a crisp PU white upper. We all know white trainers are the hardest to keep clean, so in order to get the best results when cleaning white PU we would suggest get your hands on a cloth. Damp the cloth in warm soapy water and lightly wipe over the PU to remove any marks or mud.

Gola Men’s Bullet Suede

Another great classic is the Gola Bullet which incorporates a suede upper. When it comes to suede, we believe in prevention over cure, we would highly recommend buying a suede protector spray. Firstly, make sure the trainers are clean and dry, spray the protector spray from a distance and make sure you leave the spray for at least one hour before wearing your trainers. Alternatively, you can use a suede brush in order to clean suede. By nature, suede attracts dust and the beauty of a suede brush is that it removes dust and evens up the texture, making the trainer look as good as new. If you have mud on your trainers, we would highly recommend letting the mud dry and then lightly apply the suede brush to the soiled area.

Gola Women’s Harrier Leather Trident Trainers

A go-to footwear choice for many of our female customers is the black leather Harrier trainer. We would recommend keeping the Harrier style in the original box as this reduces the amount of sunlight exposed to the leather and increases its life span. Keeping Harrier stored in its original box will help prevent the leather fading and cracking.

Vegan Gola Coaster High Rainbow Drop

Gola’s ever popular Coaster Rainbow style is a classic off white canvas demi boot. A top-tip for keeping this style fresh is to use shoe inserts or newspaper to stuff into the inside of the shoe. Creasing and loss of shape are two of the biggest elements that make trainers look worn and distressed. Using shoe inserts or newspaper can help the trainer keep looking fresh and keep its original shape. When it comes to cleaning canvas the best technique is to use a damp cloth and spot clean to remove any marks.

We hope this post has helped you learn some valuable hacks for keeping your trainers looking fresh and crisp.

CHRISTMAS 2021 GIFT GUIDE

In the famous words of the legendary Noddy Holder “It’s Christmas!” Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re struggling on what to buy the brother who has everything or your boyfriend who wants for nothing, Gola has you covered.

Gola Classics Men’s Altitude Trainers

When it comes to Christmas gifting, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Gola trainers for your brother or best friend. For those influenced by the great outdoors, look no further than Gola Altitude. This trainer is the perfect gift, as it features a water resistant coated upper and takes styling cues from the hiking trend. A seasonal colour palette of rhino, navy and forest green complement the multi panelled upper making it an easy trainer to style with jeans or walking attire. The Gola Altitude is also available in grey/shadow/black and khaki/black/moody orange.

Gola Classics Women’s Grandslam Mode Trainers

Gola’s Grandslam Mode is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face this Christmas. A must-have trainer that is easy to style and will complement anyone’s wardrobe. Perfect to team with joggers, cute dresses or favourite denim. Grandslam mode does it all. Also, available in silver/gold, zebra/leopard and camo/leopard.

Gola Classics Women’s Orchid Platform

Does the woman in your life love to stay on top of trends? Well, a fresh pair of Gola Classics women’s Orchid Platform’s will not disappoint. The detailing on the Orchid Platform ticks all the style boxes. If the gold wingflash detailing isn’t her colour then why not try the classic all-white pair.

Gola Bags

Gola bags are perfect for anyone who is looking for a reliable and practical bag; ideal for people on the go or commuting to work, the perfect Christmas gift for him/her.
If you are still looking for anymore Christmas gifts. Shop Gola’s full shoe and bag collection today online at www.gola.co.uk

Fashion Graduate Finds ‘The Fix’

Its always the women’s lifestyle and fashion magazines that dominate the bookshelves in shops, while men’s fashion magazines are either hidden at the bottom, or in Britain’s case, nearly non-existant. The world has been waiting for a welcoming way for men to dress well – without having to try to afford a 5-digit look from GQ.

India Gladstone has found The Fix for Men, an iPad and iPhone app that carefully selects and pieces together affordable and wearable men’s clothing for certain occasions.

With a simple layout and no-nonsense approach, the app is straightforward enough for any male to navigate and select a specific occasion he may want to dress for, or possibly find a few staple pieces, how they are put together, and prices before he heads out to the high street.

“I’ve always been interested in menswear and personal style,” says Scotland-born UK native and recent London College of Fashion graduate India Gladstone. Gladstone is one of six siblings, two of those being brothers, who are keen on always feeling comfortable and aware of the clothing they put on. “I have always been surrounded by men who are interested in what they wear, in the sense that great clothing gives you character. But men don’t always need to be completely fashion-conscious like women do. I was never fully aware of the lack of simple style guides for men until I attended fashion school.”

It was this realisation that led Gladstone to devise an idea for an app that would interview insiders in a casual manner for those who aren’t always clinging on to each and every trend. The app is clean, minimal, and laid out simply, with tabs for occasion, journal, or an edited selection of buys for everyday clothing that would suit any man who does not necessarily have all the time in the world to file through the clothing racks.

“I understand that men these days prefer to online shop, but then again they aren’t completely aware of what is available to them, or what to wear for certain occasions if they aren’t given some sort of direction by a friend or a website. It is unlikely a man is going to pick up a fashion magazine the way girls do,” India explains.

The Fix contains an editors section, a style guide based on occasion, Instagram favourites, and a selection of street style.

“I find menswear much more interesting, its very personal and particular to a man’s personality if he is wearing a certain style or brand,” says Gladstone, “I just hope that men realise it is simple and shouldn’t be stressful or expensive to try to dress well. With this app, men won’t show up in jeans and a t-shirt to a business casual cocktail party.”

The Fix is set to launch later this year, look out for it for your iPads, Androids or Smartphones.