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March 31, 2020

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Purple Kiltie Monks by Paul Parkman

2019 showed us a lot of Purple shoes. As Instagram grows, and people’s closets do too, we found that purple shoes came around more so then than any time before. Once you get enough black’s, brown’s and burgundy’s in your wardrobe you start thinking about the other possibilities that can be achieved. It would appear that this happened to many, as my own brand did at least 5-10 purple MTO shoes in 2019. And I […]

A Shoe’s Sole – A Form of Expression of Self

A sole is a shoemaker’s blank canvas. A part of the shoe that they can truly express themselves. While uppers are somewhat ‘standardized’, in the sense that there are expectations of what they need to be/look like, the sole is the part where creativity can run wild and a shoemaker can truly show their talents on their blank canvas of art. As a blogger and an advocate of shoes, it is often that we just […]

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 […]

March 18, 2020

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Teal Boots by Carlos Santos for The Noble Shoe

It’s not often that you see the color Teal used in footwear but I think that it is one of the nicest colors out there. The subtle mix of blue and green to create a hue that I find quite appealing and attractive and easily worn with most other things. Apparently, the owner of The Noble Shoe thought the same when he made this pair for himself. Always trying out new things, I believed that […]

March 17, 2020

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Cool Museum Patina by CNES Shoemaker

I found a really cool photo on Facebook of the rough patina process (when I say rough, I mean minimal steps shown) courtesy of one of the workers of CNES Shoemaker. Vietnamese shoemaker, CNES shoemaker, has been coming out with some exciting stuff lately and this just adds to the excitement. I only wished they took this one step further and showed a picture with the patinating of this same shoe in as many colors […]

March 6, 2020

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2020 – BRAND SHOWCASE #3: PAOLO SCAFORA

For those that do not know, Paolo Scafora, is one of the most well known and trusted manufacturers of high quality footwear in Italy. Many of you may not have heard of him because prior to a few years ago, Paolo mainly concentrated on the Asian markets and private label for some of the biggest and most famous fashion brands the world has known. But in order to really show the world who he is, […]

February 28, 2020

London Super Trunk Show 2020 – Brand Showcase #2: Norman Vilalta

Our 2nd showcase is none other than my good friend, Norman Vilalta, one of the shoemakers I most respect in this industry. Norman is one of the only brands that has been with us for each year of the event and is always a favorite at the show, which comes as no surprise being that Norman always has new things on offer, great ideas and shoes that no one else does! Norman will surely have […]

February 22, 2020

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Last Weekend of Discontinued PreSale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear

The Discontinued Pre-Sale – Last Weekend It’s the last two days to grab 20% off the 6 SKU’s below. Prices from $300 After the 23rd, these will all become MTO options with added MTO fees. Don’t miss this chance to pick up one of these great models at these unbeatable prices. Please read the product and collection description carefully as Pre-Sale’s on Discontinued models are non-refundable and arrive at a future date. The Pre-Sale ends […]

February 12, 2020

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London Super Trunk Show 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE – NEW DATE! Postponed from April 25 to Saturday, October 10 due to the coronavirus situation. More info below. We are happy to once again invite you all to the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the London Super Trunk Show, organized by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. On Saturday, October 10th (NEW DATE), in the middle of London on 12 Regent Street, we gather more than 10 brands from all over […]

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 […]