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February 18, 2019

Anacortes Chukka Sneaker by J.FitzPatrick Footwear at 30% Off

We have decided to try out new models in our sneaker collection and in doing so means we have to get rid of something to make room for new ideas. We are working on a few things now that will hopefully be available in the early Summertime. So, for that, we are getting rid of our super versatile and comfortable Anacortes chukka boot sneaker. At a 30% discount, these super easy-to-wear chukka sneakers are down […]

The Great Shoe Circle

I think that this takes the cake for the greatest shoe circle that I have ever seen. It certainly isn’t the most impressive shoe collection (not to say it is not impressive but I have seen some that span upwards of 250 pairs) but it certainly is the best presented circle of shoes I have ever seen, not only for what the shoes are being a mix of literally every type of model (except button […]

February 8, 2019

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #3 – CARMINA SHOEMAKER

  To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2019, please click HERE c For the first time, the most notable Spanish shoemaker, Carmina, joins us at the London Super Trunk Show 2019 and we couldn’t be happier for this. Many of you do not need an intro to Carmina shoemaker, being one of the most famous and longest standing welted shoemakers hailing from Spain. But for those that do, allow me to tell you […]

February 7, 2019

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Genius Photography by Ascot Shoes

I love clever photography for shoes. It is one of my passions, to be honest. And while things look simple from the outside, seeing a shot like this by Ascot Shoes of his Kaan models by Vass, actually coming up with the ideas and the ability to carry it out is not always as simple as it would appear. This one is clever in many ways. I feel that it is quite reminiscent of a […]

February 6, 2019

LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #2 – ALTAN BOTTIER

  To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2019, please click HERE The 2nd shoe brand that I am showcasing for our London Super Trunk Show 2019 is one that I have been most thoroughly impressed with as of late. Although they have been around for a long time, I feel that only now have they really started to show their true potential as shoemakers. And this is none other than, Altan Bottier, of […]

February 5, 2019

The Pre Order Sale – 9 Discontinued Models by J.FitzPatrick Footwear

The January Winter Sale is now over and we thank you all for your custom. More JF shoes on the feet of men around the world always makes me a happy camper and I hope that all of you enjoy your shoes for many years to come! We now enter our ‘Pre Order Sale’ for the 9 models that we are discontinuing, at 30% off. Some of you have already ordered your pair and we will get […]

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 28, 2019

Chris Dillon – Your “American Patina” Option

  First and foremost, Chris Dillon aka American Patina is a great guy. I met him 5 years ago at my first US trunk show at Leffot in NYC. He was a big supporter of The Shoe Snob Blog and while he didn’t come to buy shoes, he did come to show his support and meet me in person. What I will never forget is him asking me if I liked Sub sandwiches. I said […]

January 24, 2019

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Fashion Should Die – Berluti’s Latest

I have a real love/hate with Berluti, especially after seeing this photo which is nearly so bad I feel like vomiting. All jokes aside, it is really just sad to me at what lengths designer’s/people/labels will go to create absurd articles of clothing that other gullible individuals deem as stylish because said brand made it. It’s like Louboutin’s shoes with spikes. I mean, I understand fashion and doing daring things to create an idea/look/lifestyle, but then […]

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 […]