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October 10, 2019

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Carmina’s Custom Weekend – MTO Fees Waived!!

Carmina is hosting a ‘Custom Weekend’ from today until the 13th by which they are offering Waived MTO Fees on their custom shoe/boot offerings. And on top of that, they are also providing a special shoe care kit with each pair purchased. Not a bad deal huh! The only catch is that you have 3 days to get that order in, so now is the time to get cracking on those custom shoe designs that […]

September 30, 2019

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Carmina on The Marketplace

Our ‘Buy & Sell’ Forum, the Marketplace, has a lot of great shoes at a lot of great prices. And the famous Spanish shoemaker, Carmina, has a lot of solid pairs on offer. Some at great prices for great pieces, others are a bit inflated in their pricing. But the beauty of The Marketplace is that you can make ‘offers’ to the sellers in case they are inflating the asking price. But at the same […]

September 9, 2019

New Shoes on The Marketplace – Sept. 9th

The Shoe Snob Marketplace (or The Marketplace) has really gained some new beauties in the last week. It would seem that people are cleaning out their closets and looking for new homes for their beloved shoes. And some people on here have some real stunners and at great prices. This Carmina in green shell being my favorite and for $490 (plus shipping) is not a bad deal at all considering that they are BRAND NEW!!! […]

September 2, 2019

New Shoes Listed on The Marketplace – Carmina, Lobb, Alden etc

There are some great new shoes, listed on The Marketplace, in all different sizes, makes, conditions and prices! Hurry before some of these great ones go quickly!! John Lobb chapel, uk10/us11 – lightly used with shoe trees for $863 plus shipping Carmina Shell Boots – uk10/us11 – very lightly used with toe taps/rubber bottoms for $300 plus shipping (crazy good deal here!!) Cobbler Union double monks – uk9.5/us10.5 – very lightly used with toe taps/rubber […]

August 22, 2019

Carmina’s Shell Cordovan Chukka Boot MTO in 8 Colors

Carmina has recently done a GMTO run that is apparently over but that went into regular production as you can still purchase the pairs at hand. The latest model is this Horween Shell Cordovan chukka boot in 8 colors. Put on a Dainite sole with storm welt, I can see this boot getting a lot of use in the A/W for most chaps that like chukka boots. Being Cordovan it will be hard-wearing and good […]

August 21, 2019

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How To Sell Used Shoes

The 2nd hand market is booming these days. I imagine that in the heyday of social media and international clothing access at the edge of one’s fingertips, lots of people bought lots of stuff and then one day woke up realizing they didn’t really need most of it. Hence the amount of ‘buy and sell’s’ there are across many platforms and forums. But selling 2nd hand stuff is not so easy for several reasons that […]

May 10, 2019

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The Unlined Collection by Carmina Shoemaker

I have always had mixed feelings when it comes to unlined shoes. Some make them look great as they look like normal shoes, others then make them overly deconstructed looking and that is what ruins it for me as it is just something that doesn’t sit right in my head for a dress shoe to look like a pancake. But Carmina Shoemaker of Mallorca, Spain is definitely one of those that have made a beautiful […]

March 17, 2019

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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 […]

August 14, 2018

The Bit Loafer – Making a Comeback

The bit loafer is making a comeback and so far, I am somewhat impressed with what I have seen, particularly by Carmina’s version of one. To be quite honest, I never liked the classic Gucci one as I found the last to be over round, the apron to be atrocious and the rugged sole unfit for a loafer. I never understood how it became so popular. It was the reason why I hated bit loafers. […]