The Shoe Snob Blog

January 23, 2017

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The Idea of Great Photography

Alfred Sargent shoes courtesy of A fine pair of shoes

I have beat it into the head so many times but the more I am in this industry and the more that I use social media and modern ways to market and understand potential customer’s liking I see just how important good photography assists in marketing any product. When I look at these pictures in this post, I see just how much a good piece of photography can make a real difference in communicating the […]

January 19, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick Footwear Winter Sale 2nd Markdown – Up to 40% Off!!

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We have just started our 2nd markdown for our Winter Sale, marking down prices of up to 40% off full retail, where certain oxfords are as low as £198 (ex VAT £165) and button boots as low as £275 (ex VAT £229.17). Now is your chance before it’s too late, to pick up many of the models that we intend to get rid of and that won’t be coming back. Also, as we understand that […]

January 17, 2017

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Loake New 1880 Export Grade

Loake shoes

I have never been the biggest supporter of Loake, not because they can’t make a good shoe, but mainly because of their prevalent use of bookbinder leather on their lower end lines as well as a general lack of anything but classic models. There was never anything that jumped out at me and made me think, ‘wow’. Their 1880 line I always found was a good value for money and a great entry point for […]

January 12, 2017

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Blue Shoes Becoming The Norm

Gaziano & Girling

I recently went on Gaziano & Girling’s Instagram page and noticed that recently they have been commissioning a lot of blue shoes in their Made to Order program and it was quite interesting to note how many people are requesting them. I have said it in the past that many classic shoe companies have started to introduce colors into their RTW shoe collections that 10 years ago they would have spat at the idea and […]

January 11, 2017

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Golden Beauty by Aubercy

Aubercy Shoes

Most shoes that I see that are tan are brogues. And it gets a bit boring after a while as tan brogues while can be nice, just don’t really do it for me. But every now and then someone makes a tan shoe that is simply stunning and this one here by Aubercy just might take the cake for best one yet. The subtle pairing between this tan leather and the light snuff looking suede […]

January 9, 2017

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Taft Boots – Something Unique

Taft shoes

Like a broken record, I will repeat that it is always refreshing to see shoes/designs that are ‘different.’ And Taft shoes/boots are anything but the ‘norm.’ They offer a fresh, modern twist not only on the derby boot but even on their shoes, incorporating a lot of woven leather. And not only do they make a twist with their signature contrasted cap, but also do a lot of natural (or lighter colored) sole edgings which […]

January 6, 2017

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J.FitzPatrick & The Shoe Snob Winter Sales Now Live!

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Today we have launched our Winter Sales for both J.FitzPatrick Footwear and The Shoe Snob accessory site. On The Shoe Snob accessory site, we have discounted everything (with the exception of bundled deals) at 20% off. Now is your time to stock up on creams, wax polishes, brushes and most importantly shoe trees. Just remember that our shoes trees are very form fitting. They are about as close to a generic lasted shoe tree that […]