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Balmoral Boots Archive

November 2, 2020

The Shoe Snob Unboxies Series – Winson Shoemaker

 Welcome to my latest unboxing video where I highlight a brand that I have been curious about for a while now and wanted to show to all of you as well as I think that many shoe aficionados have been curious about this brand too! Winson Shoemaker, hailing from Indonesia, is making some very exciting shoes these days and doing so at incredible, jaw-dropping prices. Learn more by watching the video If you have […]

October 7, 2020

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Carmina Custom Weekend – NO MTO FEES!

Carmina’s “Custom Weekend” started today and what that means is that you can customize your Carmina shoes at the price of RTW. There are no MTO fees from today until the 12th. So now is your chance to start creating unique pieces that you have had on your mind. Carmina has started offering this twice a year and it is great to see what people come up with. Shown here is just a fraction of […]

September 30, 2020

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Yeossal Launches GMTO

Singaporean menswear atelier, Yeossal, has recently introduced their new ‘Collection Group Order,’ which is essentially a GMTO of sorts on their Handwelted Boot Range. This might not seem like news to you, but what is different to other GMTO’s is that you do not have to order the boot exactly as shown. This is just the example of the model that is available, but once you get into the product’s page you can start to […]

August 24, 2020

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Yeossal Gears up for Autumn with new Boot Models!

The Singaporean atelier, Yeossal, who has mainly catered to attire for the Summer Season, as they are based in Singapore where it is never less than 80 degrees F with 90% humidity, has finally branched out and made some boots appealing to their worldwide customer. And I must say they are quite handsome boots indeed! While apparently not available yet (maybe PreOrder via email?), they have started teasing us on Instagram with some of their […]

March 28, 2020

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J.FitzPatrick Boots drop to 30% Off

J.FitzPatrick Footwear has marked down their Core Boot collection to 30% off for the last days of March. Come April 1st the prices will go back up Don’t miss this opportunity to grab your first pair of JF Boots or your 4th 🙂 A great weekend to everyone!   www.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com  

March 12, 2020

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Promotions at J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Current Promotions! At my shoe company we have a lot going on (more still to come, of course) and don’t want you to lose track, so here’s a quick recap before your upcoming weekend! As always, bear in mind that we offer Paypal, Amazon Pay, and interest-free installments through Sezzle as payment options. The Boot Sale: 20% Off All RTW Core boots are on sale, with plenty of time still left in the season to […]

February 7, 2020

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Saint Crispins on The Marketplace

Our Belgium Vendor, Shoe Bruxelles, has just listed a bunch of Saint Crispins samples (all brand new) on The Marketplace for between $1090 for shoes and $1200 for high boots. That is a savings of around $400 per pair as most places retail StC for $1495 for their shoes and more for their high boots. This vendor has been selling a good amount so grab these while you can. There are some great finds on […]

January 6, 2020

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Wine Pigment Patina by Meccariello

Italian shoemaker Antonio Meccariello, of Napoli, has recently created a very cool museum effect of his own with his “wine-pigment” patinas as shown on some of his latest creations on Instagram. You find the majority if this work done of the waists of his shoe’s soles but it would also appear that he sometimes does it on the upper as well. I can imagine this being a very popular request by his customers as it […]

December 26, 2019

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Merry Christmas from The Shoe Snob

I know this is coming a day or two late, depending on when you celebrate Christmas but this year I decided to really give myself some time away from work, the phone, social media, email, the blog and everything else having to do with work. I just wanted some dedicated family time. I wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope that everyone had a wonderful time spent with their loved ones. And […]

December 15, 2019

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My New Boots – Tweed Balmorals

It has been a while since I have done a nice balmoral boot for my J.FitzPatrick brand, as we were heavily focused on button boots over the last few years. But this year we went back to our roots and added a few new balmoral boots to the Winter line up The first model was our Black calf on Black suede David boots shown below. A very elegant classical oxford boot that can easily be […]