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London Super Trunk Show 2019 – Brand Showcase #1 – Norman Vilalta

To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2019, please click HERE The 1st brand that I want to highlight is Norman Vilalta. Norman’s brand is the only one (besides partners and hosts) that has been with us since the very first Super Trunk Show in 2017 and we are always happy to welcome him. Not only is Norman a personal friend but someone I very much respect as a shoemaker/designer/creator etc. I am […]

January 25, 2019

World Championship in Shoe Shine & Patina – London Super Trunk Show

We now open up the qualification to the finals of the World Championships in Shoe Shining and the first World Championships in Shoe Patina, both contests organized together with Saphir. Finals take place at the London Super Trunk Show on March 23, 2019. The patina finalists will paint their shoes during the duration of the event, and the shoe shiners have 20 minutes to shine one shoe as beautiful as possible.

2019 London Super Trunk Show Invite

It’s a pleasure to introduce this year’s edition of the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. On Saturday March 23, literally in the heart of London at a new venue on 12 Regent Street, we gather more than 10 brands from all over the world, interesting partners, and there will be the World Championships in Shoe Shining and for the first time […]

December 17, 2018

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World Championships in Shoe Patina – London Super Trunk Show 2019

Next year we introduce the World Championships in Shoe Patina! Shoegazing Blog, The Shoe Snob and Saphir are behind the contest, which similar to the world champs in shoe shining will have a qualification round where pictures of painted shoes are sent in, and three finalists will paint shoes live at the London Super Trunk Show on March 23 next year. All info about the contest when qualification opens in January. To all patina, artists, […]

November 20, 2018

World Championships in Shoemaking 2019 – Call for competition

World Championships in Shoemaking 2019 – Call for competition We are happy to announce the second edition of the World Championships in Shoemaking, where the final takes place during the London Super Trunk Show on March 23 2019. In the prize pool is £6,000 (€6,800 / $7,700) and a chance to be showcased for shoe lovers around the world. Here’s all the info about the competition. The World Championships in Shoemaking is organized by Shoegazing […]

July 10, 2018

Bright Socks – Best for Hot Days

When you live in a cold and/or grey place it is not so desirable to do two things that are frequently done in warmer climates: 1. Wear bright socks and 2. Go sockless. Having lived in NYC for a year now I have started to do more of both. It is just so hot here and wearing dark colors just makes you feel hotter. And some days wear anything (on your feet) is just a […]

July 2, 2018

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June 18, 2018

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Where Has The Shoe Industry Gone?

  Being one of the original shoe bloggers in the industry, I got to know a lot of people i.e. shop owners, brand owners, people in the shoe industry etc. And because of this, I get to hear a lot about what is going on, for everyone, which allows me to understand the industry better. The last few years have been interesting to say the least. A lot of ups and downs with the growth […]

June 1, 2018

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5 Signs Your Shoes Aren’t Worth What You Paid

There are probably more crap shoes in the world right now more than at any other point in history. And what’s even worse is that there are more people buying said crap shoes more than any other point in history too, keeping this sad trend alive. And I am not talking about cheaply made mass-produced Chinese stuff. I am talking about loads of brands claiming to be well made, ‘handmade’, ‘handcrafted’ etc and are peddling […]

May 31, 2018

Socks + Shoes = Mes Chaussettes Rouges – New Durable Range

The go-to sock distributor of modern day is most certainly Mes Chaussettes Rouges of Paris, France. They built a name for themselves around 7 years ago and have taken over the sock industry ever since. Now more than ever, they have come to realize that showing how to wear socks cannot be done without the most important part of the outfit: your shoes. Thanks to Instagram, as usual, they now have a new medium to show […]