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November 21, 2019

New Shoes on The Marketplace – Corthay’s at 40% off Retail

A very prestigious Atelier has started selling some of their odd’s and end’s stock on The Marketplace. They have decided to keep their true identity anonymous but have started by listing some of their Corthay models at quite a steep discount to what you find most Corthay shoes retailing for. And they are all brand new! The prices for the Corthay’s start at around $900 and offer Free Worldwide Shipping. For those of you in […]

November 19, 2019

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Santoni’s Sneaker Monks in Black Suede

I like monkstraps as dress shoes, but after seeing this sneaker variation by Santoni, I am questioning if I actually like them better as a plim sole smart shoe. When I saw these Santoni’s I was blown away. Everything about them, for me, was perfect. I love black suede. I love the leather piping instead of stitching on the apron. I love that they are all black, suede and sole. And I love that they […]

October 16, 2019

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The Button Series – GMTO Boots/Shoes

New GMTO’s Now Live – The Button Series Our latest GMTO series is now live and we are excited to be offering all of these. If money were no option, we would always carry stock of all of the brilliant shoe/boot models we have made over the years, but sadly this is not possible. This is why getting on board with the GMTO/Crowdfund option is a good win/win for all, as you get a stab at […]

September 17, 2019

Paul Parkman – A Shoe Review

Shoes made out of Turkey has become another population destination for intricate shoe design and construction, as these Turkish factories offer everything under the sun. Paul Parkman was one of the original brands to come out with Turkish made shoes and have done a great job at creating a very sought after brand for those that like shoes on the more bold side of things. Paul Parkman was kind enough to send me a shoe […]

September 16, 2019

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Kanpekina Rare Find – On Sale

Japanese shoemaker Kanpekina is a tough find outside of Japan. For a while, there were some French stockists carrying them but think that this fell through over time and eventually stopped carrying them. And thus other than that, getting a pair was exclusive to purchasing a flight to Japan, which we all know is not cost-effective. But it seems like one French gentleman purchased a pair while they were available, had the French sole treatment […]

September 9, 2019

New Shoes on The Marketplace – Sept. 9th

The Shoe Snob Marketplace (or The Marketplace) has really gained some new beauties in the last week. It would seem that people are cleaning out their closets and looking for new homes for their beloved shoes. And some people on here have some real stunners and at great prices. This Carmina in green shell being my favorite and for $490 (plus shipping) is not a bad deal at all considering that they are BRAND NEW!!! […]

September 5, 2019

MTO Promotion at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

MTO Promotion Month – 50% off the MTO fees! September is one of our MTO promotion months, at J.FitzPatrick Footwear, in which we offer you a discount on placing your MTO orders. You have the entire month to do so, so start thinking of what you want and get back to us. Here is a breakdown of the discount: An MTO for shoe model = Full Retail Price of model plus MTO fee of $125 (now […]

September 3, 2019

Get Any Shoe/Boot You Want with Enzo Bonafe

It has been a long time now that I see Enzo Bonafe making shoes that really don’t come from any collection but that are made to the precise specifications that the client asks for. That is pretty much the idea of bespoke but without the entire last/handmade from start to finish process.  You get to make your own design under their MTO program which in reality is pretty far advanced for a shoemaker to offer […]

September 2, 2019

New Shoes Listed on The Marketplace – Carmina, Lobb, Alden etc

There are some great new shoes, listed on The Marketplace, in all different sizes, makes, conditions and prices! Hurry before some of these great ones go quickly!! John Lobb chapel, uk10/us11 – lightly used with shoe trees for $863 plus shipping Carmina Shell Boots – uk10/us11 – very lightly used with toe taps/rubber bottoms for $300 plus shipping (crazy good deal here!!) Cobbler Union double monks – uk9.5/us10.5 – very lightly used with toe taps/rubber […]

August 30, 2019

Sartor Polishing – Your London Spruce Up on Crockett & Jones Shoes

One of Crockett & Jones’ employees, Bismark Walter, has taken it upon himself to become a master of the brushes and learn mirror polishing and patina in order to add an extra value service to the Jermyn St. shop of Crockett & Jones in London. He has apparently built quite the reputation and customer following as his Instagram account is filled with beautiful shoes and polish/patina jobs. You can see a couple of them here. […]