The Shoe Snob Blog

Two Toned Boots Archive

January 9, 2017

Written by , Posted in American, News, RTW Makers

Taft Boots – Something Unique

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 […]

April 1, 2016

Written by , Posted in European, News, RTW Makers

J.FitzPatrick First Round of S/S2016 Now in Stock!!

I am not sure about the rest of the world, but the sun is finally starting to show itself here in London and I can’t say that I am mad about it. While the Winter has not been overly cold or snowy or anything like that, it has felt like it has lasted a lifetime and I have been dreaming of the sun coming back and to stop feeling dreadful, health and weather wise. And […]

March 16, 2016

Written by , Posted in Bespoke Makers, Italian, News, RTW Makers

Balmoral Boots by Meccariello

I am usually not to crazy about tan shoes outside of brogues, maybe loafers as I tend to wear them with jeans but tan shoes in general just really aren’t my thing. But I saw this boot by Antonio Meccariello and had a change of heart. It is such a great make up and all of the details really go together quite well, even the trainer-like laces that I wouldn’t normally think to pair with dress […]

February 22, 2016

Written by , Posted in Bespoke Makers, European, News, RTW Makers, Spanish

Chukkas With A Twist – Norman Vilalta

I like a chukka boot, I really do. But sometimes I see them (or wear them) and feel a bit bored by the monotony. Every now and then, I feel like it needs to just be stirred up a bit. And that is what I love about Norman Vilalta’s chukka boot that really took the idea of one and twisted it so well that something completely different (yet the same) come into place. Because I […]

January 25, 2016

Written by , Posted in English, News, RTW Makers

Crockett & Jones at Pitti Uomo 89

Okay well I am about to commence my posts on what I saw at Pitti now that the sale is coming to a close and things are somewhat quieting down. So get ready for about 10 posts on that. I also wanted to reflect on 2015 which will be a long, dramatic post so also stay tuned for that if you want to hear the nitty gritty. First up is Crockett & Jones who had […]

Other Great Shoe Blogs

As much as I would love to reign over the shoe world, I can’t deny that there are other great shoe blogs out there, ones that I also take inspiration from. As I am not a greedy man, I thought that I would share them with you in the hopes to give you something more to look at when I am lacking in getting stuff out there. So here they are: Shoegazing – Jesper is […]

December 14, 2015

Written by , Posted in News, Other, RTW Makers

Correspondent Shoes’ Latest Offering

A new site, Correspondent Shoes, has recently launched selling off a mix of very Italian (Branchini made), two toned inspired footwear also coupled by a select amount of boots made by British makers (Sargent) but still in tune with the idea of something very different and of two tonal nature. I wrote about them when they first launched but saw that they have already put out a new collection of which I thought might be […]