The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: July 2016

July 25, 2016

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The ‘New’ Shoe Snob Coming Soon!

Like every blogger that reaches a certain level of readership, the idea to one day transition from blog to website should be on their mind as it has been mine. And it has been on my mind for a long time but as one can imagine it is a long process to do so, at least successfully. So I am about to embark on the first steps to get there. The idea of the layout […]

July 22, 2016

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Grain Leather Should Be Used More

I really like grain leather these days. I have really been appreciating it in other brands and have been trying it more and more in my own collection on shoes as opposed to just using it on the common boot. And when I saw this Edward Green Plymouth in this dark brown pin grain, I fell in love with it and realized just how wonderfully a nice grain can suit a specific model. Now most […]

July 20, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Summer Sale

Today we commence our bi-annual sale on The Shoe Snob accessories offering. Every single-product is discounted at 15% off. Bundled deals though are not further discounted especially as some of them are already saving you more than 15% as is, such as our all of our shoe tree bundles. Due to the success of our new Alderwood shoe trees (as shown in the picture below), it has been difficult to keep up with stock levels, […]

July 19, 2016

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Mr. Raro’s Shoes – Coming Soon

For those of you who don’t know, Mr. Raro of Mararo is a clothier out of Italy who is known for his super cool outfits on Instagram and Pitti (at least this is how I found him). He is always impeccably dressed and I guess being a clothier it was only a matter of time before a shoe line followed. And now it’s here. I am going to go ahead and say this bluntly, but most […]

July 18, 2016

Classics Beyond Classics – Main D’Or

Today has been so manic that I really don’t even have time to write much but I saw these bespoke shoes by Main D’or on Claymoor’s List and fell in love. They make classic shoes look better than I have ever seen before and that is no lie. They are completely flawless in every aspect from making to last shape and balance of last, to pattern design and every other little details that one could […]

July 15, 2016

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Belgian Loafers Everywhere!

The smart casual world has blown up as of recent and in my opinion greatly with the help of Instagram. And many of the brands associated with this world are Italian ones that are fusing classic dress shoes models with casual soles. And the popular model that many of them share as a product offering is none other then the wonderful Belgian loafer. As seen here, the brand Superglamorous offer their version in 3 different […]

July 14, 2016

The Cap Shine

  There is one simple thing that can make nearly any shoe look better and that is a cap shine. Something about having a shiny toe does a lot of justice to one’s appearance. It can even make a really crappy shoe look half-way decent. Yet, all too often you see shoes that looked like they haven’t seen polish since they left the factory as many guys buy their shoes, wear them to hell and […]

July 13, 2016

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My Love For Trainers Creeps Back With These Asics!

I know that most of you come here to see dress shoes but every now and then I have to pay tribute to the type of footwear that gave me my passion, and that is trainers. Most recently I stumbled upon this exclusive collaboration between Asics x Reigning Champ and I was really impressed by how cool they made a pair of Asics look (I was never a fan of them while younger, always Nike). […]

July 11, 2016

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Enzo Bonafe Brown Cordovan for Skoaktiebolaget

Skoaktiebolaget is doing some interesting stuff with Enzo Bonafe and this lovely brown cordovan. All too often you see Cordovan in the common burgundy/oxblood color, which is beautiful no doubt, but it is refreshing to see it in this lovely mid-brown shade that I think will take a lot of interest not only for it’s novelty but for how great it comes up. The wholecut model presented is already available but the other 3 are […]

July 8, 2016

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The British Pound Has Dropped — Take Advantage Before It Rises Again

  With the recent drop in the pound of about 25% in value, shopping for British products has been a lot cheaper for most everyone in the world as of late. This has probably made many of you happy, as buying British shoes has always been an expensive and risky undertaking. But not anymore. For those of you in the US, it is particularly good as your government recently raised the exclusion level of personal […]