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January 20, 2021

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The Art of Patina

 A brief look into the art form that has taken the shoe industry by storm. An NYC collaboration between the shoe brand J.FitzPatrick Footwear, and world-renowned patina artist Greg Park aka Hancore. Learn more about their collaboration at the link below and how to get your leather goods given a beautiful patina by the master, Hancore. https://www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com/… ***Video brought to you by Mitchell Vito Helson – https://mitchellvito.com/

January 18, 2021

Next Level Sneakers – Masayuki Kaneko

I really think the hardest thing in shoemaking is combining sneaker elements with dress shoe design/style. And I tell you, these ones here by Japanese shoemaker Masayuki Kaneko, are easily the best ones that I have see yet. Being that the foundation of the two different types of shoes are so profoundly different, most attempts at combining the characteristisc of each turns into a Frankenstein result that is neither attractive and sometimes not even weareable. […]

January 14, 2021

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – Jan 2021

There are so many great deals on The Marketplace right now and this post is just to highlight a fraction of them, mainly newer shoes recently added. We are currently in the process of updating The Shoe Snob Blog and then we will do so for The Marketplace as well as add a new site strictly for brands. So great things to come. In the meanwhile, do check out some of the great deals at […]

January 13, 2021

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Unique Winter Boots by Le Majordome

The Galosh boot, as it is called, by Le Majordome is very unique and intriguing. It is one of their latest creations from Fall/Winter 20/21 and has already garnered a few interesting orders from their clientele, as you can see here. For those that are not familiar with Le Majordome, or LMD as they often go by, they are a Swiss brand that specializes in width offerings via MTO shoes. Whilst they have a growing […]

January 11, 2021

New Models by Norman Vilalta

Norman Vilalta has been working hard on creating one of the most beautiful and unique collections around. His styles always have small ‘twists by Norman’, his coloring is always with a touch of patina but not ostentatious, and his combinations of soles to certain models are always intriguing. Norman’s shoes and style are most certainly uniquely his. I always enjoy seeing what he comes up with and Facebook is not shy of showing me that […]

January 8, 2021

Carmina – Winter Sale Now Live

I will keep it short and sweet. Carmina Shoemaker just started their Winter Sale and have a ton of very cool models at 25% off. Discounts take place at checkout. The issue is that the shoes go quickly so make sure to hurry up and check to see if your size is available in the pair(s) you like! See a fraction here of what they are selling. There are so many more on offer. Happy […]

January 7, 2021

Meermin Makeover by Hancore Patina

With great cobblers and amazing patina artists, no shoes are lost. These pictures are proof of that. With an error created on a pair of Meermin wholecuts, which resulted in a hole in the leather and stripping of the museum calf, most people might have had their heart sink to their stomach. But with the help of Greg Park, aka Hancore, who resides in NYC sharing a shop with my brand, the shoes were just […]

January 4, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

  Happy 2021 To All, I hope that everyone had a great celebration! As a way to kick things off with a bang, my shoe brand is now commencing its annual Winter Sale. There are a few things to note, so please read the text below to understand all that is on offer.     The J.FitzPatrick Line 1. Core Models – Discounted at 20% off 2. Seasonal Stock – Discounted at 30% off Link […]

December 30, 2020

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Happy New Year

It’s been a heck of a year, to put it lightly. My only resolution for the New Year is that it is better than 2020, and not for me, but for everyone. I won’t dwell on the shortcomings of 2020 but will rather focus on what I am grateful for. Naturally, as you are reading this, I am grateful for you, my reader. In a day and age where people just want to scroll through […]

December 28, 2020

Elephant Boots by Alte Art – Next Level!

Well, there is a first for everything and this is the first elephant balmoral boot that I have ever seen. And man is it impressive! And it is no surprise from whom it comes from as these Japanese shoemakers are producing some of the most interesting pieces of art in today’s world, at least for my taste! And their name is Alte Art. Admittedly, I do not know a whole lot about them and their […]