The Shoe Snob Blog

May 22, 2011

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Today’s Favorites – Rider Boot Co.

I must say that these are absolutely stunning!! The fabric on these just might be one of the nicest one’s that I have seen thus far, paired with a boot or shoe. I particularly like when a black leather shoe (or boot) is paired with a fabric that is a mixture between black and white, which in turn gives off a gray look, as is the case with this amazing herringbone tweed by Rider Boot Co.. For me, this is how a black shoe should be made, in order to take away from it’s flatness and to give it more character. And to give away a little about my first design that I am working on and getting the pattern cut for, I will say that it is of this nature, that being, it will be a shoe composed of a flannel fabric and black leather. Having this boot in mind, I am quite pleased that I have been seeing more and more balmoral boots being made and put into production, although these are MTO, it’s still nice to know that they are becoming more and more available. I must praise Ron Rider of Rider Boot Co. for the lovely designs and beautiful boots that I have seen of his inventory because there is nothing like a nice boot!
Pictures Courtesy Of: Leffot

  • I propose you list some of these in my size on ebay so I can actually get my shoe fix.


    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  • I wish that I owned one to list….. I want a pair myself!!

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • I want a pair! Those are just awesome…

  • Just visited Dublin a while back, and since I’m a shoemaker by trade I had a vision of making a pair of full brogue oxfords using tweed on some parts. I kinda had a feeling the idea wasn’t exactly new, but it’s really great to see that I’m not the only one coming up with aestetic visions that at first seem abit strange, but know that they’d be awesome. Thanks for this great find!

  • Very nice indeed

  • Otso – You are definitely not because I think about it every time I think about new shoe designs. I would be interested to see what you come up with. Thanks for reading and for commenting!

    Elevator shoes – Indeed…..lovely!

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”