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29 October 2021  |  Admin

Hollywood at Halloween

Here's a few pics of old Hollywood stars we thought we’d share with you, although some you’ll no doubt have seen before:

2 April 2021  |  Admin

Hollywood at Easter

Seeing as it's Easter weekend, here's something appropriate. There's some great photos of Hollywood stars of the 1940's and 50's at Easter; it seems they almost all had a publicity shoot with rabbits or eggs at some point!

18 March 2021  |  Admin

Website Update

We've had quite a few changes made to the appearance of our website this month.  A bit of spruce up, and a different design.

18 September 2019  |  Admin

Trading at the Goodwood Revival

Last weekend, the 14th, 15th and 16th September we were trading at the fabulous Goodwood Revival. What a fantastic event it is, and so busy! Apparently, over the weekend there were approximately 150,000 visitors.

1 Comment30 September 2018  |  Admin

Giving our Shoes a Name

We decided to do a bit of a blog about naming our own brand ladies shoes.

We obviously had to call our shoe styles something in order to distinguish one from the other, so rather than just use a code most of our ladies shoes are named after stars of the 1940’s and 50’s, as all the styles are from those eras. We started this back in 2006 when we called our very first style ‘Ava’. We're never short of ideas, but sometimes, when having a new style coming out we have a ‘name that shoe style’ giveaway competition, and a few have been chosen that way.

2 Comments30 July 2018  |  Admin

Shoes We've Copied

As most of you ladies who buy Rocket Originals' shoes know, we have them copied (as accurately as we can) from vintage pairs; usually American shoes from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Sometimes the shoes we copy are ‘dead stock’ or ‘new old stock’ (whichever you prefer) but more often they’re very worn out and way past their best, and have probably been someone’s favourite shoes that have been repaired over and over until sadly they're no longer wearable.

21 June 2018  |  Admin

The Rockabilly Rave June '18

Last weekend we were trading at the 22nd Rockabilly Rave (also known as Rockabillyland) which takes place every year at Pontin's Holiday Centre, Camber Sands, East Sussex, UK.

24 May 2018  |  Admin

Hemsby Weekender May '18

A few weeks ago (Thursday 17th to Monday 21st) we were trading, as usual, at the Hemsby Rock 'n' Roll Weekender here in the UK.

6 April 2018  |  Admin

Rocket Originals and Freddies of Pinewood

Rocket Originals recently had some shoes featured in a Freddies of Pinewood photoshoot.