The Shoe Snob Blog

February 22, 2021

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Next Level Unique by Antonio Meccariello

Some shoes just stop you in your tracks. These bad boys by Meccariello did that for me. Naturally, being a suck for blue suede it is not hard for me to be enamored by a pair of them. But these took it to the next level with all of the subtle details that are quite impressive when you really start to dissect them. So lets take a look at them, one by one. 1. He […]

February 19, 2021

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Vahtia Shoes – A Brand To Watch Out For

I have been seeing Vahtia shoes floating around the shoe forums for a few months now, ever since MBShoeDoc got a pair of them and spread them across the Facebook groups, to all of the super shoe-enthusiasts of the world. Since then, I have followed pair by pair that they sell and the customer uploads, keeping my eye out for something that was intriguing but not quite there yet for me to really sink my […]

February 18, 2021

Hancore Patinas – Now Available via RTW

  Hancore Patina (aka Greg Park) has a new Patina Project Offering underway, in collaboration with J.FitzPatrick Footwear The project is on several models of the entry-level JF Line, namely a hard-wearing jumper boot in grain leather and a chiseled double monk strap. They have made some bundle pricing to make them really attractive and they are all available within 2 weeks from purchase (the patinas have to be created for each order). The project […]

February 17, 2021

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Winter Boots & Smart Jackets by Yeossal

In Winter, keeping smart can be a tricky thing when your city crashes down with snowfall and super-cold weather, and all you want to do is bundle up with thick socks and thermal-style gear. And I know better than anyone as I get cold easily and hate my hands and feet to feel like they are freezing. But even so, there is always an option to keep it smart and elegant in your attire while […]

February 15, 2021

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London Super Trunk Show 2021 – Update

Hello Fellow Shoe Snobbers! We are once again reaching out to inform you all about a change of date of the London Super Trunk Show. It will now be postponed until autumn. THE NEW TENTATIVE DATE IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021. This, of course, is all dependent on the situation with the pandemic. If all goes well, we do expect it to hopefully not change again from this new date, and sincerely hope this will […]

February 13, 2021

Boots For Sale: Edward Green, Visvim & Altan Bottier!

I have recently picked up a few exclusive boots for sale, all new and at great prices! Edward Green Nivus UK7.5/US8 — $1200 — EG size UK7.5/US8 . On the 606 Last. Shearling Lined – shaft only. Not on the footbed nor in the forefoot area. Double Rubber Dainite Sole. Comes with dust bags. No EG Box. Will provide another. Full retail value $1800 — $600 off or 33% discount Visvim Grizzly Boot US8.5 — […]

February 11, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Sneakers Re-Launch – PreSale Live

Sneakers Are Back! With Hi-Tops Included After a lot of issues with the last factory making our sneakers, we have finally been able to get back to business with new a supplier for our sneaker collection, making improvements and even adding a new Hi-Top model to the mix. One issue we faced on the last maker was a very low instep, which we have corrected. They were also quite heavy whereas our new ones are lighter in weight. Yet […]

February 10, 2021

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Passus Shoes

 Here is my latest unboxing video on a brand that I feel is going to do great things. At least, I hope so. And they are called Passus Shoes. A Hungarian brand, making completely handmade footwear for around €700 (for non-Eu customers). It is impressive, to say the least, and I suggest that everyone that is not familiar with them get on board as I have yet to see a better value for money […]

February 9, 2021

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Handstitched Adelaide by Hephaestus Shoemaker

For me, Hephaestus shoemaker (Vietnam) is one of the most exciting shoemakers of today. Again, it is one of those stories where I have been watching him for a few years now (first on FB and now doing more and more on IG) and really seeing how his skills have progressed. What first attracted me to his work was his design work. Since day one, he has definitely been attempting models/design quirks that no one […]

February 8, 2021

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Elegantly Rugged Chelsea Boots by Löf & Tung

  I was never a fan of a rugged Chelsea boot. Those ones with overly round, blunt toes, etc. (think RM Williams). I always liked the more sleek and sharp version — think G&G on DG70 last. But Skoaktiebolaget house brand, Löf & Tung, has produced a nice way-between with a casually-smart looking Chelsea on a nice round toe, and storm welt, but with a sleek silhouette. It’s not an easy feat to do in […]