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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 […]

October 16, 2020

Shoe Review: TLB Mallorca ‘Artista’

For those that do not know, TLB Mallorca is one of the newer brands hailing from Spain but unlike the countless ones made by other factories, TLB is actually its own brand and factory. Started by Antonio Barceló, whose upbringing in the shoe industry started at a young age but blossomed as one of the owners of Yanko (another one of the great brands of Mallorca), before deciding to have a run at his very […]

September 23, 2020

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The Henry II Adelaide – Herring Shoes

I love a good adelaide. And it would appear a lot of other people do too as they are becoming more and more the staple oxford choice not only in shoemaker’s collections but also in consumers wardrobes and daily wear. While the traditional cap toe oxford still reigns supreme in the realm of dress attire I have a feeling that its time is coming as go-to dress shoe and feel that the adelaide will be […]

July 8, 2020

Wayman Bespoke – The New Semi Bespoke Service

There is a new bespoke maker in town, who is revolutionizing what it means to get ‘bespoke’ or better yet ‘semi-bespoke’ in a day and age where international travel might be difficult if at all permitted. That maker is Wayman Bespoke and they are coming out of Germany. Like many stories of success, theirs started with a need that was hard to fulfill so they decided to fulfill it. Or should I say, he, Simon […]

June 10, 2020

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Fugashin Adelaide – Like No Other!

Vietnamese shoe producer (for their own brand as well as many other private label brands), Fugashin, has changed shoe design with this extremely unique adelaide oxford. So much so that if one wanted to get technical they could argue that this is not actually a real adelaide as the facing piece extends to the quarter and ultimately the counter, thus not actually being a separate piece as most adelaides are. Nevertheless, no matter what you […]

April 24, 2020

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TLB Mallorca – MTO Program Gaining Traction

Spanish shoemaker, TLB Mallorca, has gained a lot of traction in the Marketplace in 2019 and continuing to do so in 2020, especially with the popularity of their Artista collection. Their signature adelaide has blown away much of the industry and is a very very attractive version that has been one of my favorites of recent times. You can see that below (on the feet). So TLB Mallorca came out with some solid foundation for […]

April 15, 2020

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Unique Adelaides by Antonio Meccariello

I love seeing adelaides reinvented. And it is occurring more and more as adelaides gain more and more popularity in the shoe industry. Now, if you are a shoe brand and you dont have an adelaide oxford on offer you are missing a trick whereas 10 years ago, it would have been normal to not have one in the collection. Times have changed. And thankfully so. @thatguysshoes of Instagram has recently commissioned one of the […]

March 25, 2020

New Bonafe’s, VASS and Carlos Santos on The Marketplace

There has been a lot of new shoes listed on The Marketplace. Some very cool ones as well, such as these Enzo Bonafe’s in blue bison/calf. I know that purchasing is at an all-time low in these times of certainty, but sharing is at an all-time high, so thought I would at least let all of you know what’s been updated in the recent weeks at The Shoe Snob Marketplace All of the shoes shown […]

December 12, 2019

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TLB Mallorca – The New Adelaide

www.tlbmallorca.con For the longest time, the adelaide oxford often came in the same format as a cap toe brogue with adelaide facing and heel counter, all with brogueing. Every maker made it like this….until now. The world and shoe design is evolving and I, for one, am pleased to see it. And funny enough, the Spanish shoemakers have done a good job at this, for the adelaide oxfords of the industry. Carmina was the first […]

July 30, 2019

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Amblier – New Welted Shoe Brand out of Sweden

There is another new shoe brand on the scene, offering welted shoes out of Spain with rubber soles and lasted shoe trees. All packaged nicely together at around $360-$385. That comes with free worldwide shipping. And their name is Amblier. Amblier is the house brand from the online shoe retail, The Sabot. And the Sabot was created by two gentlemen, one silent partner and one very recognizable @Erikged from Instagram. They came on the scene […]