The Shoe Snob Blog

Dress Shoes Archive

February 21, 2017

Written by , Posted in Educational, Industry, News, Shoe Construction

The Importance of Toe Taps

Growing up in America and selling shoes at Nordstrom, I never really understood what toe taps where all about. I had seen the ones that are simply nailed on and look like little boomerang’s (you know the ones you can easily kick off and are pretty much worthless? Yea those ones!), but had never seen anyone with a pair of proper toe taps on. Occasionally I had seen (or better yet heard) the few people […]

February 20, 2017

Written by , Posted in Italian, News, RTW Makers

London Super Trunk 2017 – Brand Showcase #1 – Barbanera

The Barbanera brand was launched around 4 years ago by two Italian pairs of brothers coming from a very diverse background, from Rock ‘n Roll singer, to marketing extraordinaire, to business owner who has created products we use in everyday life. The brand was created to make classic shoes with a twist but that is only a fraction of the sentiment behind the brands essence which you might be able to see in the pictures […]

February 15, 2017

Written by , Posted in News, RTW Makers

Crockett & Jones ‘New Website’ – An Inspiration!

Making a good website is hard and it takes a lot of work. There are a million and one ways to do this too, so picking the right one for your company can also be complex. The idea of a good website (being e-commerce) should have two things in mind: 1. allowing for a seamless transaction for the client (i.e. buy shoes easily) and represent well your product/service through good description/photography. And you wouldn’t believe […]

February 13, 2017

Written by , Posted in English, European, News, RTW Makers

J.FitzPatrick Footwear GMTO Program Now Live!

We are kicking off 2017 with a bang and commencing something we have wanted to incorporate for awhile now and that it the offering of Group Made to Order otherwise known as GMTO. As a young brand, we wanted to make sure our MTO offering was in tact and well received before venturing into the GMTO arena. And since launching MTO we have had a great results and feel that it is now time to […]

February 10, 2017

London Super Trunk Show 2017 – Hosted by Shoegazing & The Shoe Snob

We are very proud to invite you to the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the first edition of the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. In the central parts of London on Saturday May 13 we gather no less than 11 brands from all over the world, three interesting partners, there will be the first ever World Championship in Shoe Shining, a panel discussion with people from the […]

February 8, 2017

Written by , Posted in Educational, Industry, News, RTW Makers

The Venetian Trader – My Norwegian Socks by Bresciani

  There is a new online sock trader here in England, making their mark by specializing in Bresciani socks but with a lot more in the pipeline. With a compelling story behind the making of the brand and the decision to go for it, I thought it would be interesting to test out some socks and share to all of you a new option in town for those that appreciate high quality socks. As I […]

February 6, 2017

Written by , Posted in English, European, News, Patina Artists, RTW Makers

Chukka Boots in Color?

I love a good chukka boot. But I have always mainly loved them in either suede or some sort of grain leather as I see chukka boots as something to wear casually i.e. with jeans, chinos, cords etc but not so much on a super smart level with a suit or anything like that. But the more that I see them in the wild (and online), the more that I am tempted by making them […]