The Shoe Snob Blog

September 20, 2019

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NYC Sample Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear x J.Mueser

J.FitzPatrck Footwear is having another sample sale in NYC this coming week, in conjunction with J.Mueser Time: September 23rd-25th, 2019 Monday 10am – 8pm Tuesday 10am – 7pm Wednesday 10am – 6pm Location: 14 Christopher St. Suite 1 New York – 10014 (big brown door next to French Cafe, 3rd floor, door on the left) We have a ton of great shoes to get onto the feet of anyone that is in or around the […]

September 19, 2019

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A Quick Trip to Leffot NYC

I took a quick pit stop into Leffot in NYC yesterday to say hello to Steven and see what they had on offer and was very happy to see many beautiful things in the shop. For those that do not know, Steven Taffel, who created Leffot in NYC, is one of the pioneers of the multi-brand shoe shops in the US that actually brought quality shoemakers like Aubercy, Gaziano & Girling, Norman Viltala etc (all […]

September 18, 2019

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Septieme Largeur Expands to Taiwan

Septieme Largeur has recently expanded its operations to Taiwan in order to further grow its brand in the Southeast Asia region. And the work/patina’s being produced in the Taiwan shop are phenomenal, as you can clearly see in this post. There has been a huge surge in the demand for high quality shoes in Asia and it is quite amazing to see how the idea of quality is shifting to include Asian manufacturers and not […]

September 17, 2019

Paul Parkman – A Shoe Review

Shoes made out of Turkey has become another population destination for intricate shoe design and construction, as these Turkish factories offer everything under the sun. Paul Parkman was one of the original brands to come out with Turkish made shoes and have done a great job at creating a very sought after brand for those that like shoes on the more bold side of things. Paul Parkman was kind enough to send me a shoe […]

September 16, 2019

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Kanpekina Rare Find – On Sale

Japanese shoemaker Kanpekina is a tough find outside of Japan. For a while, there were some French stockists carrying them but think that this fell through over time and eventually stopped carrying them. And thus other than that, getting a pair was exclusive to purchasing a flight to Japan, which we all know is not cost-effective. But it seems like one French gentleman purchased a pair while they were available, had the French sole treatment […]

September 14, 2019

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Skoaktiebolaget Pop Up at Permanent Style Shop – London

The words from Stockholm shop, Skoaktiebolaget, on their upcoming pop up in London. Make it down to Savile Row to check out their sleection! Skoaktiebolaget London Pop Up We are getting close to the Skoaktiebolaget London Pop Up. September 17-21 37 Savile Row Welcome! We will carry a full range of trial shoes for Löf & Tung UK 6 – 12 in S and T lasts as well as RTW from Löf & Tung, Enzo […]

September 13, 2019

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The Shoe Snob Video Series – There is No Free Shipping

 A lot of people might assume that this is about me and my brand, but this is an industry-wide problem. That’s why major retails shops are shutting down. If we don’t become the solution, we are just part of the problem and when your favorite store goes out of business, this is part of the reason why. For those that enjoy my videos, please subscribe to my YouTube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrjfitz84 A […]

September 11, 2019

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Crockett & Jones Lauches A/W 2019 Collection – ‘Black is Back!’

Crockett & Jones has launched their new A/W ’19 collection and it is quite impressive, to say the least. For the 2nd year in a row now, they have had a collection called ‘The Black Editions’ in which they pay homage to the classic black models of the shoe industry’s history. This time they did so again but infusing their idea of Japanese ‘precision’ and style through the additions of Commando like Vibram soles on […]

September 10, 2019

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Camouflage Sneakers by Altan Bottier

Normally I am not a fan of Camouflage clothing. I can appreciate it but I wouldn’t typically dream of wearing it. These camouflage sneakers by Altan Bottier, however, are next level. As they blend the idea of patina with camouflage, you get a very different outcome than your typical camouflage rendition of the camo look. The darkened nature of the trimming of the shoe allows for a softer Camo look and that is what I […]

September 9, 2019

New Shoes on The Marketplace – Sept. 9th

The Shoe Snob Marketplace (or The Marketplace) has really gained some new beauties in the last week. It would seem that people are cleaning out their closets and looking for new homes for their beloved shoes. And some people on here have some real stunners and at great prices. This Carmina in green shell being my favorite and for $490 (plus shipping) is not a bad deal at all considering that they are BRAND NEW!!! […]