The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: July 2016

July 28, 2016

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Restoring Old Shoes

A blog reader, in light of the shoe polishing contest, sent it a few pictures of some of his old Loake’s (he reckons 12-20 yrs old), that he had taken from rubbish bin status to relatively new looking in just a matter of a few hours with some of the methods that he learned on the ‘A Guide To Dyeing Your Shoes‘ post. While you can use most of those methods to really do the […]

July 27, 2016

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A Guide To Dyeing Your Own Shoes

  Have you ever been bored of a pair of shoes and wanted to do something about, for example, change the color? I know I have, with many of my older shoes. This time I actually decided to do something about partly because I was never wearing these shoes and partly to provide you all a post about how to do it in the leisure of your home. Let me start off by saying that […]

July 26, 2016

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Breaking In Shoes – Your First 30 Days

  When you think about buying shoes, most people probably think about getting the most comfortable thing that they can find, as when we are not sleeping, we are most likely on our feet. Now assuming that our feet were made for walking on earth (dirt, soil etc.), one would think that wearing stiff leather in comparison might not be the most sound idea, which is why rubber soled shoes can be so popular. But […]

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 […]