The Shoe Snob Blog

November 8, 2012

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Beauty Is So Simple – John Lobb…

Picture Courtesy of Steps & Style

While I love uniqueness and eccentricity, sometimes I find that the cleanest and simplest things are the most beautiful. This shoe here by John Lobb, for me, conveys the very idea of this sentiment. A simple cap toe with a balmoral line is presented here, yet in reality it is so much more. You see a simple shoe, but do you notice it’s unique execution of the design? The balmoral line, goes way back into the heel as opposed to ending at the arch and as well as it’s length, you will notice that it is positioned on top of the vamp, whereas most balmoral lines sit below the vamp. All things to be noticed, but just as easily unnoticeable. For me, the subtlety in this in this execution is what makes John Lobb so great. Constantly, I am noticing that they execute classic designs with the slightest detail changes, and do so in such an elegant and subtle way that you almost miss it. This is what I love about design, and the ability to tweak something existing, into looking like something unique but also maintaining the look of familiarity……