The Shoe Snob Blog

July 4, 2019

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Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July and the long weekend to follow! I hope that everyone enjoys themselves this weekend and takes some time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Summer! And since, I was writing a lot of strong words about dressing overly casual recently, I thought that I would back up what I say by showing what I wear in the tropics when it is 90F (32C) and 70% humidity. Not […]

July 2, 2019

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – July 2nd 2019

The Marketplace is growing. People have a lot of shoes they want to get rid of and are listing them here. We have all kinds of makers listed on The Marketplace. And remember not all of the shoes are used. For example the Septieme Largeur shoes below in UK7/US8 are all brand new, and listed for a steal of a price at that! Whoever is lucky enough to be that size is going to win! […]

Going Green with Aubercy

Parisian shoemaker, Aubercy, makes a very awesome shade of green leather. One that they in fact, use a ton and that I love to see. It’s a very deep, dark Emerald like green that is more vivid than most green shades out there. You don’t often find so many box calf skins in green (pre-dyed in the tannery) so what you tend to find is it being dyed after the fact on a crust leather. […]

June 28, 2019

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Link Flip Shoes – Next Generation Laziness

More towards my recent blog post about Athleisure and how it is destroying a ‘sense of dress’ across the world, we enter a new realm of craziness with the latest invention of the ‘Flip Shoe.’ Designed to be a cross breed between a shoe and a flip flop, the world of comfort takes it one step further with what I feel is the ultimate abomination on the idea of what footwear should be and/or is. […]

June 27, 2019

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Braided Loafers by Barbanera – Summer Wear Italian Style!

There are two things that I love: 1. Braided leather and 2. Unique Designs. The Schifano loafer by Barbanera gives us both of those things and is one of my favorite models released this Summer. The internet is filled with your typical suede penny loafers and as much as I appreciate them, I am quite bored of seeing the same thing on a different last shape by a different maker for a different price. And […]

June 26, 2019

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The Athleisure Movement – The Destruction of Elegance

Lulu Lemon has single-handedly destroyed the idea of elegance and replaced it with ‘comfort.’ As a business, I can’t knock them. They killed it, literally. They came in, selling the idea of comfort to women and then slowly crept over and took men with them. And did a good job at it. I have to tip my hat to the owner for making their dreams happen. Problem is, it has gotten so far that more […]

June 24, 2019

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Sons of Henrey – New Shoe Brand and on The Marketplace

There is a new company in the shoe industry and its name is Sons of Henrey. Like many companies of the modern day, Sons of Henrey sticks to the very classic models, offering a solid Spanish Made Goodyear construction coupled with leathers from the top European tanneries. What apparently sets them apart in this somewhat saturated market is the fact that they were co-founded by Michael James, a long time worker of English last making […]

June 21, 2019

Last Weekend of GMTO – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Dear Supporters, It is the last weekend to grab one of our GMTO offerings so if you have been interested in one of these models, now is your time to grab one! Our Meadowbrook braided boot has completed the minimum order and is ready for purchase at the regular price of $495 / £430 (ex vat £358.33) Our Spokane quilted oxford in Black Calf just needs one more purchase to meet the minimum requirement, so […]

June 20, 2019

The Best Rain Weather Shoe – Brown Suede with Rubber Sole

It is a myth that suede is not good for rain. This statement is only true when your suede is not of good quality. So clearly the person that created this worldwide myth was wearing poor quality shoes because the reality of it is that suede is THE BEST option to wear on rainy days. Allow me to explain why: Good suede doesn’t leave an indication that has it rained. I.e. it doesn’t leave water […]

June 18, 2019

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What I’ve Learned – Life Version

  Here is the follow up to my first post, What I’ve Learned – Shoe’s Version, and while this post is a bit different than your usual shoe stuff, I thought that some of you might be interested to read the following. Existence is a constant state of learning. At least it should be because if we are not learning something daily, we are not really living. Life is our personal journey in which experience […]