The Shoe Snob Blog

August 19, 2014

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Understanding The Fit of a Shoe

Edward Green Brogues

  I had a good question from a reader not too long ago and it was all about fit and how big the gap should be between your shoe laces on the facing. I like this question as I feel that there is a lot of misconception about fit and how things should be. Too many people often think that there is a rule and that if the shoes do not fit (no pun intended) […]

August 18, 2014

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The Seamless Wholecut by Maftei

Maftei Seamless Wholecut8

  The seamless wholecut is the like the unicorn of shoes. It’s not often seen and not made by many. And it has to be created by hand. At least for now it does until some intelligent shoemaker learns how to industrialize it. But I am not sure if that is going to happen any time soon. Either way, my good friend Jesper Ingevaldsson (of Shoegazing blog) just recently acquired a pair from the Romanian […]

August 15, 2014

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An Interesting Derby by Roberto Ugolini

Ugolini bespoke1

  A blog reader had a good day recently by receiving his brand new bespoke Roberto Ugolini shoes. As it is quite a unique design (and cool shoe) he thought that he would share it with me (which I am glad that he did!). As it was indeed unique, I thought that I would share it all with you, since I am sure that like me, many of you enjoy seeing a new execution of […]

August 14, 2014

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Ducal – A Florentine Delight!

Ducal Shoes

It’s amazing what brands are in Italy that are still quite small and unknown. One of those brands is a Florentine one called Ducal, which I happened to stumble upon while at Pitti Uomo. I am quite glad that I did too, because I was so immensely impressed by not only the quality but also the design. Things that I saw there were simply amazing, particularly this braided double monk above. And for the record, […]

August 13, 2014

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Carreducker Goes For Blood (Red that is)!

Carreducker Bespoke Shoes

The idea of doing a red shoe has always been appealing to me. The execution of doing it is the hard part. Here Carreducker goes to show that it is in fact not that hard at all. You just have to do it! And boy is this one bright red. There is no mistaking that for burgundy or the likes. And while I have an attraction to it, I must admit that I would find […]

August 12, 2014

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JM Weston – New Range for A/W 2014

JM Weston A/W2014

I have been in a crazy rush today as I had taken off yesterday to tour my family around London, so everything is a bit delayed today, including emails as per usual. So bear with me if you have an outstanding one. But as always I will respond to it all. I have recently been made aware of JM Weston’s new upcoming A/WW 2014 range and I wanted to share it with all of you. […]

August 8, 2014

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J.FitzPatrick Update: Size UK6/6.5 — Winter Models — Stock Refill

j-fitzpatrick-footwear Tony II antique Brown

Normally I don’t like to write about my brand too close together (date wise) but I know that many of you have been waiting for my UK6 and UK6.5 size selection to arrive, so sorry for all of you that don’t fit that category. But yes, I have received about 85% of my stock for my new sizes and they are now available for purchase on the website. The majority of the models have that […]