The Shoe Snob Blog

December 5, 2010

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Today’s Favorites – Unique Designs

Two Pairs Above: Gaziano & Girling

Three Pairs Above: Olivier Guyot for Walter Steiger
Boots Above: Mr. Hare

While it is hard to create something that has never been done before (and looks good) it never stops a maker/designer from trying his best to do so. These notable styles above represent a bit of fresh air from the usual stuffy styles that are created by every other shoe company in existence. While I really do love classic models (albeit with a twist) I think that I become more excited when something new is created, put into production and comes out actually looking like a respectable shoe and not something that belongs in a circus. But it is not easy to do so and I applaud any maker/designer that is able to accomplish this feat.

  • Justin,

    While they are not traditional, high-end or bespoke, I wonder if you have heard of the brand, Trippen? You know how germans love to make comfort shoes, and they are usually rather hideous, but these, I think, are a unique blend of ergonomics, function, and style. I love looking through their website, http://www.trippen.com, if only to see something really original. I’ve had my hands on them, and they are built to last, as well. I’d love to know what you think!

  • KeaLani – I have to say, that while I do appreciate their venture to be different, they are not really my thing. But I do appreciate the fact that you gave me something new to look at, I always invite the idea of something new to know about. Thanks for be a dedicated reader!

    -The Shoe Snob