The Shoe Snob Blog

April 20, 2015

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Bowling Shoes Are Back….by Septieme Largeur


  People tend to make fun of the bowling shoe style, but when thinking about it, most of the best sneakers of all time are designed in that exact same pattern, e.g. Converse Chuck Taylor, Common Projects classic trainer and Superga (let alone a bunch of others). So it came as no surprise that when thinking of something fun to make for the S/S2015 season, Septieme Largeur also used that classic pattern and knocked out […]

April 17, 2015

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Bespoke Wholecuts for Friday Farewell


  A customer sent me a pictures of these and while I don’t know the maker (they are presumably bespoke by a Japanese maker), I thought that you would all appreciate seeing them. Don’t really have a whole lot more to say on them then that and am expecting a customer any minute now, so I will wish you all a great weekend and will be back next week with some exciting stuff!! Sincerely, Justin, […]

April 16, 2015

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Ramon Cuberta – Another Barcelona Shoemaker


It’s amazing how many shoemakers there actually are in this world, that probably most really don’t know about. Thankfully for the internet though one is able to learn about them and quite possibly make a point to visit/commission a pair of their shoes. When you think about the cost of bespoke shoes, one might not be able to justify spending £3000 on a pair of British made ones, but would much rather justify going to […]

April 14, 2015

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1920’s Patina by Dandy Shoe Care


For those of you that remember, last year I had a patina collaboration between Dandy Shoe Care and my shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick. We used my Tony II model and it was a great treat seeing all of the interesting concoctions that people came up with. As a thank you to Alexander for doing such a great job and working with me on it, I gifted him a pair of shoes to see what he could […]

April 13, 2015

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Spectator Season Has Returned – Cobbler Union

Cobbler Union Spectator

  The sun is finally showing itself more than not so these days and while I love A/W for the layering and use of more fabric/cloth inspired footwear, I can’t help but appreciate seeing the sun. And now that the sun is out, it means that we call start being a bit more bold in our footwear as it is not so frowned upon to be daring when everyone else is half naked anyway. That […]

April 10, 2015

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Mauban – The New Parisian Brand To Watch Out For!


  Here is yet another story of a young man with a dream to start his own shoe line and did what it took to get there. Edouard Quinchon, the man behind the brand and a young Parisian, was inspired by the personal shoes of his great-grandfather to create what seems to be a ‘old world’ style shoe collection, filled currently with a classic oxford and a very Victorian like balmoral boot. Starting off small, […]

April 8, 2015

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More Unique Than You’ve Ever Seen by Nicholas Cooper


  You will either love this or hate it. Guaranteed. I on the other hand, don’t hate it or love it. But I do respect it for it’s originality and uniqueness and think that it is quite cool just for those reasons alone. I would not personally wear it myself but really appreciate the thought that went into not only this incredibly unique pattern but also the amazing color job done by Nicholas Cooper himself […]