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Yanko shoes Archive

April 12, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #9 — Yanko/Skolyx Shoes

Yanko is a Mallorca-based (Spanish) company which the founders of both Carmina and Meermin used worked for back in the days (all three coming from the original Albaladejo family/shoe brand). The three companies have nothing to do with each other nowadays, although many of them share the same last name. The Yanko brand was actually a giant in the shoe industry up until the 80’s, and made over a million pairs of shoes a year (which […]

January 3, 2017

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The Shine – Polish Patina Service

The world of patina is growing day by day and it would not surprise me if it soon becomes as popular as mirror shine shoe polishing (what I mean by that is that people at home will start giving it a try) as curiosity is ever expanding in the world of shoes and people are no longer content with just watching things on the internet. Now they want to try it too!! But until that […]

September 1, 2015

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Patina By Niklas Nordin

Not everyone is born with the ability to become Michelangelo but I do believe that everyone is born with the ability to at least become proficient in most arts. The difference between all people are those that are willing to do what it takes to reach that proficiency and those that are not. Niklas Nordin is a perfect example of that. He is a regular guy with a regular job but just so happens to […]