The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: October 2015

October 13, 2015

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Santoni A/W2015 Stock….Looking Cool!

Santoni’s new boot collection is all about something covering the vamp area of the boot, whether it is a strap, some kind of spat or even a kilt. It is quite interesting to be honest. It may not be everone’s cup of tea but at least it is not the same ‘ol boring crap season after season. And that is what Santoni is good for. At heart they are a classic company, but in reality […]

October 12, 2015

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Manic Mondays!!

  I love and hate Monday’s. I love them as I actually enjoy what I do and don’t like having too many days off but hate them as I am always up to my eyeballs in things to do. This was my Monday today. And the while it is glamorous looking, the truth of it is that I have to personally shine each pair before shipping them out (minus the Puma trainers which are mine). […]

October 7, 2015

Septieme Largeur Strikes Again!

This chelsea boot by Septieme Largeur just might be the best one that I have ever seen. Its patina just takes it to another level, especially for me as I am not naturally the biggest fan of the chelsea boot. I mean, I like it when I see it on others but have never fancied it on me, looking down at all of that leather without any laces on it. But this makes me think […]

October 6, 2015

Killer Boots by Ivan Crivellaro

  These have to be one of the most craziest and beautiful boots that I have ever seen. Not only is the style immaculate, but the coloring is out of this world amazing. And it comes as no surprise when knowing that Ivan Crivellaro was the artist that created these masterpieces. I wouldn’t know what to wear them with but I don’t think that would stop me from displaying them as a piece of art […]

October 5, 2015

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Saint Crispins MTO’s for Skoaktiebolaget

I just saw these MTO’s the other day and was blown away by their beauty. It’s not so much that they are things not done before, but in these colorways I have yet to really see them, and of course each brands pattern and shoemaking abilities differ quite a bit. The adelaide at the top is thing of beauty and that is saying a lot as I was never a huge fan of croc/gator. But […]

October 2, 2015

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Colored Grain Leather by Norman Vilalta

  I have written about this before but as it always impresses me when I see it I cant help but re-mention the greatness of the patina’d grain leather by Norman Vilalta, found exclusively at Leffot of NYC. Its one of the hardest leathers to work with due to the embossed stamp of the leather and thus a lack of pores. But Norman manages to still get not only an amazing array of colors but […]