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April 11, 2017

Yohei Fukuda Perfection

There are handmade bespoke shoes and then there are Handmade Bespoke Shoes. Guess which one Yohei Fukuda makes? You see, anyone can learn to make shoes, but few can learn to make them to the level that this master shoemaker does. When you see his shoes in person you see complete, flawless perfection. They are literally jaw-dropping and it makes me wonder how much time he puts into one pair. Nevertheless these have to be […]

March 9, 2016

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A Very Elegant Chukka by Bestetti

  I really like chukka boots, but just realized that I only have one pair of them and don’t wear them often. I don’t know why that is but I need to change that! I saw this one here by Riccardo Bestetti and was quite fascinated with its beauty. Everything about it is very elegant and appealing. And I know that some have an issue with how long Bestetti’s lasts are but after looking at […]

Mario Bemer on the Rise!

Progression is a beautiful thing, no matter what field it is in. To see someone grow and create new and exciting things is one of the pleasures of life. And while I personally believe that we all have the ability to create in one capacity or another, it is obvious that some use that ability far more so than others. Before Mario Bemer ever joined the shoe industry, helping his late brother Stefano with growing […]

October 16, 2014

Your Soles Soul

I saw this picture and just loved it. As it came from Instagram with no real source, I could not find a better quality to it, but I thought that you would all appreciate it as it really shows just how different soles can be. These ones are all by Stefano Bemer and really reminded me of my time there and my inspecting of every shoe there was in the showroom. The rubber sole on […]