The Shoe Snob Blog

Monthly Archive: August 2020

August 31, 2020

Sole Creativity on the Rise!

A strange phenomenon has occurred and that is that people seem to be enjoying more and more the idea of a decorated shoe sole and pictures of them. When I add a sole shot to my IG feed, depending on how shiny it is and the angle of it, often it is getting more likes, comments and circulation than my pictures of beautiful shoes. Go figure. Maybe I should become ‘The Sole Snob’ and only […]

August 28, 2020

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2nd Markdowns Now Live – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

The J.FitzPatrick Footwear Summer Sale Continues and there are some great prices to be had, especially after many models went to 40% off. We will keep it short and sweet. The sale is priced into 3 categories: 1. 10% off Spring/Summer Collection 2. 20% off our Core Collection 3. 40% off our Discontinued Models The JF Line is moderately discounted as a Pre-Sale price. Once the stock arrives in early September, the price will go […]

August 26, 2020

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Norman Vilalta Crushing The Shoe Game

Norman has a great series of imagery for his latest collections of shoes. And these shots and shoes, more importantly, are mind-blowing. I particularly like the featured balmoral which at first glance looks like a common oxford but then when looking more deeply at it, shows Norman’s great attention to detail in the small, subtle design changes that he makes to really separate his brand. This is just what I like though but not really […]

August 24, 2020

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Yeossal Gears up for Autumn with new Boot Models!

The Singaporean atelier, Yeossal, who has mainly catered to attire for the Summer Season, as they are based in Singapore where it is never less than 80 degrees F with 90% humidity, has finally branched out and made some boots appealing to their worldwide customer. And I must say they are quite handsome boots indeed! While apparently not available yet (maybe PreOrder via email?), they have started teasing us on Instagram with some of their […]

August 19, 2020

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A Testament to Quality – Crockett & Jones Boots

Chris Crat, a manager of one of the C&J shops in London, and an avid fisherman has shown what good quality can give you. His IG feed is filled with shoe selfies or fishing posts and until recently I never noticed that all the while, Chris wears the Snowdon derby boot by Crockett & Jones for all nearly of his fishing adventures over the last 7 years (he seems to rotate between those and a […]

August 17, 2020

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London Super Trunk Show 2021

IMPORTANT NOTE – NEW DATE AGAIN – SATURDAY MAY 8 2021! Postponed from first April 25 and then October 10 2020 to SATURDAY MAY 8 2021, due to the coronavirus situation. More info below. We are happy to once again invite you all to the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. On Saturday, May 8 (NEW DATE!), in the middle of London […]

August 14, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale Now Live

  The J.FitzPatrick Summer Sale is now live and there are some great prices to be had! I will keep it short and sweet. The sale is priced into 3 categories: 1. 10% off Spring/Summer Collection 2. 20% off our Core Collection 3. 30% off our Discontinued Models The JF Line is moderately discounted as a Pre-Sale price. Once the stock arrives at the end of the month/early September, the price will go up and […]

August 12, 2020

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To Be Worn…or To Be Cherished?

I came across this picture of Hemingway loafers by Barbanera and was inspired to make a post about a subject I do not believe I have ever written about. The idea of your shoes and wearing them. I feel there are two types of people. Those that beat the heck out of their shoes and those that cherish them like trophies. The question is, which are you? I have always been the latter until recently. […]

August 10, 2020

The Best Shoemaker in the World

Doesn’t Exist… So, now you are thinking, ‘wait, what?’ Doesn’t exist? What does that mean? Well, it means that this slogan can only apply to you and your opinion. No one person can label the best shoemaker in the world as the idea of what makes a shoemaker good is completely subjective. Let’s take a look at the things that make up a good shoemaker, point by point, and dissect how everything can be interpreted […]

August 6, 2020

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A Dress Shoe Guide for Noobs

I feel like many dress shoe noobs have a lot of unrealistic expectations when it comes to stepping into their first decent pair of dress shoes and am hoping to help shed some light on the often misconceptions I see in the online world being discussed. So here goes: 1. Leather Creases. Get used to it. If it is not creasing its not real leather. There is no such thing as crease free leather. And […]