The Shoe Snob Blog

May 24, 2016

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Summertime Shoes by Awl & Sundry

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  It has been awhile since I have written about Awl & Sundry (you can see my review of them HERE) and it would appear that a lot has changed since them, mainly how much they have appeared to have grown in terms of brand recognition, styles offered and probably most important for all of you, in price. I managed to come across this shoe and was amazed at how much I liked the combination. […]

May 23, 2016

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Septieme Largeur Patina Driving Loafers

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While not being the originators of patina, for me Septieme Largeur are the ones keeping it relevant by always doing new things with it from giving patina to Ready to Wear shoes and allowing people to buy it online, from applying to leather accessories and now driving loafers. They have come a long way from a small online shop too as they have just opened up their 3rd shop in Paris and it is all […]

May 20, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Jodhpur Boot (Genesee) Pre-Sale – Choice of Sole

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The Genesee jodhpur boot has been in the repertoire of samples since day one but never released until now. I don’t know why really but I always thought that I needed to establish the J.FitzPatrick brand before releasing a jodhpur boot as it was something that needed to be done right to be able to rival the competition. But with the very warm reception that it has received every time I post them on social […]

May 19, 2016

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Carreducker ‘Barkan’ Desert Boot Campaign

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The Carreducker duo are back at it again with another campaign to get a new RTW product off of the ground and running. The latest model is a bit more mainstream than their previous slipper collection as it consists of the classic chukka styled desert boot so famously popularized by Clarks, yet interpreted by Carrducker from one of their bespoke models. Coming in an array of colors and leathers (vegetable tanned calfskin, suede and nubuck) […]

May 18, 2016

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Green, Green, Green!!!

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I have been wearing a lot of green shoes lately as I am really feeling the color dark green at the moment. I am even dyeing old shoes that I am bored of to green now in order to revamp my selection of footwear. So needless to say that with my new found love affair with green, when I saw this immaculate Gaziano & Girling ‘St. James II’ patina’d by Thomas Kaflo I was blown […]

May 17, 2016

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David Balzaic Strickes Again

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I first wrote about Mr. Balzaic 6 months ago as he had popped up on my radar and found something intriguing in his shoes. So I have had this email for ever longer than that, and just now remembered to show you all this very flamboyant yet super cool monkstrap. I don’t think however that the angle of the main photo is very flattering to the actual last shape of the shoe but knowing that […]

May 16, 2016

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Carlos Santos for Herring Shoes

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Carlos Santos is on the rise, so it would appear. Two major retailers in the industry picked them up this year and it seems that a once relatively unknown factory hailing from Portugal will start making major waves from 2016 onward. UK Retailer Herring Shoes who sells mainly UK brands, decided to have a go at another countries footwear and not only that but going rather bold with the offering in both color and design. […]