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Monthly Archive: November 2020

November 25, 2020

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Shoepassion – Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

Shoepassion has a long history, but many of you probably won’t know it as its German roots and history have not quite spread to the rest of the world, until now. After 10 years of building a successful shoe empire in Germany, with 10 shops (1 in Vienna, 9 in Germany), they have decided to now take their brand to the next level and do their best at conquering the world shoe industry. And they […]

November 24, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxies Series – Acme Shoemaker

Here is the unboxing video many of you have been waiting for, from upcoming Chinese shoemakers, Acme Shoemaker . This shoe breaks stereotypes the world has been stuck on for many years and shows that anyone from anywhere can be among the best. I hope that you enjoy this video! Instagram: https://instagram.com/acme_shoemaker?… Wechat: Acmeshoemaker Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel to keep up to date with all of the videos uploaded there. There […]

November 23, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick – Black Friday Now Live

Black Friday is officially live at my shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick Footwear. We have several offers going on, so it is important to read here to understand the varying discounts and offers Our Flagship line, J.FitzPatrick, has 20% off all of the Core Models while offering 10% off the new arrivals from A/W2020. Our Entry level JF Line, has no discount but offers a free pair of our lightweight shoe trees with purchase (each pair purchased […]

November 20, 2020

Next Level Handstitching – Hiro Yanagimachi

What I always loved about Japanese Shoemaker Hiro Yanagimachi is their ability to maintain the most classic look while at the same time offering subtle details that not only set their shoes apart but shows irrefutably their level of skill in shoemaking. This boot here shows just that. An otherwise classic apron toe derby boot, but with next level handstitching. And different variations of handstitching at that! In doing so they show the depth of […]

November 19, 2020

Hancore Patina – The Black Series

Greg Park, aka Hancore, has a new way of reinventing your black shoes to create a completely other color and thus, a completely new shoe. This is huge for those of you out there, tired, bored or just downright over your black dress shoes. Now, there is a solution. And that is not often something that you can find in a patina artist, the ability to turn your black shoes into blue, brown, and the […]

November 17, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Orban’s Shoes

 Here I unbox a pair of super lightweight Norwegian stitch/construction boots by Parisian Brand, Orban Shoes. A solid boot for a great value for those looking for a smart-looking Doc Marten style upgraded times 1000. Find them here: www.orbans.fr/en Enjoy! Please Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you enjoy the videos:

November 16, 2020

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The City Hiker: Inspiration and How to Style

The Snoqualmie boot, by my brand J.FitzPatrick Footwear, has two inspirations behind it. One from the Ski Boot/Alpine boot that was introduced to the menswear realm many years ago, but in a more robust, heavy manner (think the Avoriaz by Paraboot). It came on the scene as one step down from the real Alpine hiking boot, to be something that you could wear in a smart-casual way. I always liked the idea of this but […]

November 13, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Septieme Largeur

 Here I unbox one of Septieme Largeur ‘s new A/W2020 boots, the Moissac. Septieme Larger is a brand I have respected for many, many years, and I am happy to show all of you their great work. Enjoy!  Use code THESHOESNOB10 to get 10% off your purchase Happy Friday! https://www.septiemelargeur.fr/en/

November 11, 2020

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The Shoe Snob Unboxing Series – Herring Shoes A/W2020

 Here I unbox one of Herring Shoe’s latest creations for A/W2020. The Pelham model in Black Suede. A zip boot that fuses Rock n’ Roll style with classic British footwear. Get your pair by clicking HERE And use code HSTREE for a free set of shoe trees to go with them (or any other shoe/boot purchase you make on their site! www.herringshoes.co.uk  

November 9, 2020

Masayuki Kaneko – The Next Great Japanese Shoemaker

In the day and age of having information at your fingertips, it can almost become too much to absorb and sift through. Prior to IG, you really had to do some hard research to find great shoemakers spread across the planet. You had to use Google search and hope that some bloggers, like myself or Shoegazing, had written about some obscure maker that you had never heard of in order to continue your quest for […]