London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #10 — The Sabot
We now present the final exhibitor at the London Super Trunk Show this coming Saturday May 13. It’s a Swedish based online retailer named The Sabot, selling their own brand, Antonio Meccariello and the all-new RTW range from the Japanese Yohei Fukuda, who also will come to the event. Visitors will have an exclusive opportunity to buy and order their offerings ahead of the actual store opening in a few weeks.
Behind The Sabot are the two Swedes Erik Gederberg and Olle Boman. They have worked closely together with the well renowned Italian shoemaker Antonio Meccariello to develop their own Private Label range. The lasts are exclusive for their range, and it consists of primarily different takes of some classic models. They are Goodyear welted, have closed channeled soles and a slim bevelled waist, and overall a very high details of the finish for a pair of shoes starting at about £420/€495 (4 800 SEK).
A part from their own range they also have a number of models from Antonio Meccariello’s own range, the Argentum Dux. These shoes have the same level of craftsmanship as many premium brands, and are made using the special Argentum welt technique which is machine stitched but directly to the leather insole, without the canvas rib called gemming. Argentum Dux cost approximately £650/€770 (6 500 SEK), during the super trunk they will include lasted shoe trees for that price.
Finally, The Sabot will also sell the brand new RTW range from Yohei Fukuda. Fukuda is one of Japan’s, and the world’s, most well renowned bespoke shoemakers. He has spent several years developing this new RTW range, which are made to the absolute highest of standards together with a small workshop outside of Tokyo. They are hand welted, machine made sole stitch with hand pricked seams, and using the same material in uppers and soles as his bespoke shoes. The shoes are priced at about £1 650/€1 950 (240 000 yen) including lasted shoe trees, for MTO it’s £200/€240 extra (30 000 yen). We’re very glad to also announce that Yohei Fukuda himself will be in place during the London Super Trunk Show to introduce his RTW range together with The Sabot.
The store will later on also add shoes from Andrés Sendra to their range, plus Spanish made Goodyear welted shoes in the entry level price segment under The Sabot name.
In this post you can read all the info about the London Super Trunk Show, hosted by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob, and here you’ll find the Facebook page for the event. As a short summary, this will be the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, held in the central parts of London on Saturday May 13 in the venue The Music Room. We will gather no less than 11 brands from all over the world: Barbanera, Carlos Santos/Skoaktiebolaget, Caulaincourt, Hiro Yanagimachi, J. FitzPatrick Footwear, Norman Vilalta, Ramon Cuberta, Stefano Bemer, Vass, Yanko/Skolyx, plus then The Sabot. Main partner of the event is the shoe care brand Saphir, partners are Fred & Matt overshoes and the bag and accessory brand Carl Friedrik (recently rebranded from Oppermann London). There will be the first World Championships in Shoe Shining in collaboration with Saphir, and a panel discussion with people from the British shoe industry. In short, a day to remember for all shoe nerds.