The Shoe Snob Blog

March 27, 2015

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Boots All Year ‘Round!

Edward Green MTO for Skoaktiebolaget

I have found myself wearing a lot of boots lately, even though the sun is starting to creep out. Now, I have always loved boots and could probably be quite satisfied with simply having them (and only them) in my wardrobe but seeing their increasing prevalence in the industry makes me think that even though they are higher cut in terms of touching above our ankles, there is no reason why they can’t be worn […]

March 25, 2015

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Pitti Uomo Pays Off

Me at Pitti

When you go to Pitti and are standing in the main bit where everybody is congregating, all you see are all the famous internet “Style Icons” and a load of photographers. There are so many pictures being taken that you never know where one of them could end up. I always make a joke that for all I know, me or one of my friends could be on some massive billboard in central Tokyo. While […]

March 24, 2015

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The Shortwing Wingtip

Corthay, picture courtesy of Leffot

I am all for tradition and not necessarily breaking the mold (altogether), but every now and then it’s nice to bend the rules a bit and do things slightly differently. This full brogue Corthay model, called Vendome, does just that by not only creating the pattern with lines that are far more curvaceous than normal, but more so by using a very small wing cap as opposed to the traditional one that is much larger. […]

March 23, 2015

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Jay Butler Shoes

Jay Butler Shoes

Being American myself, there is nothing better for me than an “American Dream” success story. In my opinion, as bold as it may be to say, I believe that we all have the capabilities to become who we want to, within our lifetime. More often than not, it simply ourselves who hold us back from doing/being just that. But every now and then, someone out there believes in them self (whether American or any race […]

March 20, 2015

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The Brown Wholecut by Masaru Okuyama

Masura Okuyama

Pure perfection….¬†http://www.masaruokuyama.com/ That’s it! Have a great weekend to all and for those of you trying to get in touch with me via email/blog comment etc. please bear with me as this period has been more busy than ever in my entire life, which makes me very behind in responding. But I WILL GET TO ALL emails that are not spam….sooner or later! Sincerely, Justin, “The Shoe Snob

March 19, 2015

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Barbanera Strikes Again!

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  I never get tired of a two tone shoe/boot/slipper/moccasin whatever it may be! One color is nice, but two is always better in my opinion. It just sets the tone for something a bit more original. While the classic spectator, shown here by Barbanera, is nothing immaculately different the derby boot on the other hand in navy and what looks like extremely light grey suede, is simply sublime. That is something you wont see […]

March 17, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Sample Sale – Leftover Stock Online at Bottom Prices

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Dear Readers, For those of you whom were not able to attend our London sample sales, I have put what was leftover online at the absolute lowest prices can be. To be honest, it was not a massive result (maybe people were still feeling their wallets from the last one) so in reality all of you abroad did not really miss out on much. On another note, there are mainly the larger sizes available (with […]