Buying a new pair of shoes was my favorite part of the back-to-school craze; it felt right starting the school year with new kicks, especially since I’d be wearing them day in and day out. This season, Manels is inspired by the schoolboys and girls who wear their hardy leather shoes. Their Black Rockin’ School collection features styles that are too cool for school – patent heels and modern mary janes for women, and mid-cut leather boots and rubber-soled oxfords for men. The new collection is also inspired by punk rock fashion with their use of real leather. Strut your style in the halls of your school with a pair from Manels! And if you have a favorite item from Manels you’d like to show the world, you might want to join their Facebook contest. Simply post a photo of you with your Manels shoes or bag, and get a chance to win a free pair of shoes.