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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 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 […]

GDPR Opt In – What’s It All About?

You have all probably been receiving a lot of emails lately with this EU ‘GDPR’ business and wondering what that might be? Well, allow me to explain in my limited capacity of what this whole debacle is all about. As the world of the internet is growing and at a rapid pace at that, you have probably started to see that we are constantly bombarded by the offering of things, like ads really. A huge […]

April 17, 2018

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London Super Trunk Show 2018 – A Final Report

Last weekend the second edition of the world’s largest open event for classic men’s shoe took place – the London Super Trunk Show 2018. An amazing day with more than 800 people from all over the world who came to have a closer look at all exhibitors and the World Championships in both shoe shining and shoemaking. Here’s a summary in text and about hundred pictures. The event, hosted by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob, […]

March 22, 2018

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Pet Peeves In The Shoe Industry Part 5 — The Size Guide

There is no such thing as a universal size guide. There is no such thing as always being a UK10 (unless you don’t care how your shoes fit and you only care about the #10). There is no such thing as concrete rules in shoe sizing. There is no such thing as an identical pair of shoes. Give up all these ideas that you ‘have to be something’ because you always have been or that […]