The Shoe Snob Blog

December 10, 2019

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Using Saphir to Get the Shine Results You Want!

It is not a coincidence that Instagram, YouTube and the rest of the web for that matter is riddled with people taking photos of their shiny shoes next to Saphir products. I can guarantee they are not all paid advertising. Sure a couple might be. But the majority are just normal shoe enthusiasts showing that a great product can give you the results you want with a little know-how and patience. And you can see […]

December 9, 2019

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Altan Bottier – Kubilaï Patina Now Available

In light of the grand popularity of the original Kubilaï winter hybrid boot by Altan Bottier, they have released a new, patina option version where you can now customize how you want yours to look. The standard offering is 7 colorways but they also have a special button that allows for you to realize your own patina. With consultation of course. I have been impressed with Altan for awhile now and they seem to keep […]

December 6, 2019

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Carmina GMTO – Fur Lined Boots

Carmina has recently launched a killer GMTO run of 4 Fur Lined boots for the Winter. Those of you who live in rough weather cities will know just how crucial it is to have warm footwear during those colder-than-life days that are all too familiar come the Jan/Feb months of terror! Truth be told, I used to always say, ‘Baahh, who needs a fur lined boot!’ You know, I tend to talk a lot of […]

December 5, 2019

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Crockett & Jones – The Ross Boot

Living in a city with often adverse and astronomically dynamic weather, such as NYC where it can change 20 degrees from one day to the next, you really get to appreciate a solid, rugged boot to keep you surviving those rough days. I have always appreciated the Coniston boot by Crockett & Jones, their most famous boot ever produced worn by the thousands on Instagram, but I was more thoroughly impressed when they launched their […]

December 4, 2019

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Gaziano & Girling – 25% off 4 Models for December

Gaziano & Girling doesn’t often go on sale, but it would appear that they are making way for new things as they are discounting 4 models at a nice price of 25% off which leads me to believe they are clearing stock to make room for others! For those that live outside of the EU, this discount puts these four models at £675 (circa $900) which is a crazy good price for a G&G mainline […]

December 2, 2019

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The Best Stocking Stuffers

I used to hate when my great grandparents would give me white socks each year for my Christmas present. They were millionaires and had a 15 foot tree (no joke) and I loved them, but when it came to giving presents, they were cheap as f**k! And so growing up I hated the idea of getting and buying socks until one day I realized how amazing socks can be. I stopped wearing white socks the […]

November 29, 2019

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Carmina’s Black Friday Deal – Free Belts with all Purchases

Carmina’s Black Friday is live and have some interesting offers on the table. There are two main offers happening: 1. A free belt with every regular purchase. Belts are at $125 so this ofders some good value there! 2. An extra 20% off their Outlet selection which makes them a very very attractive offer a d cheap price. I dont see those lasting through the weekend! Some other interesting Black Friday offerings are listed at […]

November 27, 2019

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Black Friday Sales Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

  We have kicked off our Black Friday Sale and it is now live on the site. We also have 3 new models, two boots which are in stock and ready to ship and a new Redmond that will arrive in December that we are offering on Pre-Sale. New Models: 1. David balmoral boot in black calf/suede 2. Snoqualmie hiking boot in Tan Soft Grain 3. Redmond oxford brogue in Dark Brown Museum Calf Happy Shopping! J.FitzPatrick Footwear […]

November 26, 2019

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Call for Competition – World Championship in Shoemaking 2020

Time to announce the third World Championships in Shoemaking, where the final takes place during the London Super Trunk Show on April 25, 2020. The grand prize pool is £6,000 (€7,000 / $7,700) and a chance to be showcased for shoe lovers around the world. Here’s all the info about the competition.

November 25, 2019

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New Boot Models at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

The first set of new models have arrived at J.FitzPatrick Footwear and are now available for sale Considering that Black Friday is around the corner we have decided to already drop the prices on them, good until after Cyber Monday, upon which they will go back up to full retail price We have 6 new models/colorways dropping at JF Footwear for A/W and are launching them in sets. We hope that you enjoy the first […]