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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 […]

July 20, 2019

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Changes to The Shoe Snob Marketplace

We have made some changes based on some of your feedback and wanted to show you what we did. 1. One of the most important things changed was making it easily recognizable between shoes that are sold as ‘used’ and shoes that are sold as ‘new’. Apparently there was a misconception that The Shoe Snob Marketplace is about selling used shoes but in fact, it is not. It’s purpose was creating a place where you […]

April 16, 2019

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The Two Tone Penny Loafer

People often think of conservatism when they think of British rules of dress. And truth be told, there are very strict rules and ideas of the way “one should be” and this ideology runs deep in British culture which dips into their sense of dress. But for a while now there has also been a strong opposition or rebellion to this ideology, especially in the way of dressing. The red dress sock, so often seen […]

The Great Shoe Circle

I think that this takes the cake for the greatest shoe circle that I have ever seen. It certainly isn’t the most impressive shoe collection (not to say it is not impressive but I have seen some that span upwards of 250 pairs) but it certainly is the best presented circle of shoes I have ever seen, not only for what the shoes are being a mix of literally every type of model (except button […]

December 3, 2018

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A/W Style by Edward Green

I love a good A/W stylized photo for shoes, especially a good shot that has leaves in it just like this one does. It often reminds me of my Autumns in Seattle, which for me is among the most beautiful scenery there is. This shot by Edward green takes me back, way back! But not only that, it is good to see boots in all suede. Suede is so often misconceived to be this delicate material […]

October 17, 2018

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Penny Loafers – Classic Round Toe or Modern Elongated Toe?

The penny loafer is the most classic style of loafer there is. And probably my least favorite as I personally prefer a butterfly or wholecut version. But I am not the end all be all as most of the world still loves a good ‘ol fashioned Penny strap version. But the question now is which version is more preferred by the people: the classic round last or the modern elongated toe? I have always preferred […]

May 15, 2018

Black Suede Shoes – Where Are They?

I love black suede. It is probably one of my favorite materials to make footwear with. But I never do because I can’t just make samples for myself without the possibility of trying to potentially put them into production. And the shame is that no one buys black suede, at least hardly anyone does. And I have always wondered why? Why is that that people love black calf shoes but are so afraid of black […]

April 19, 2018

What’s In Your Shoe Closet vs. What Should Be In Your Shoe Closet?

For those of you who are just getting into dress shoes a question that you may ask yourself is ‘What do I need to make a well-rounded wardrobe?’ And it is a valid question too as there are a lot of options out there and knowing exactly what to get can be quite daunting, like when I have to pick a cloth for a MTM suit. The more options and availability the harder it can […]

August 30, 2017

This Week’s Instagram Favorites

Instagram is literally one of the sole sources I now use for inspiration for the blog’s photos. That is how incredibly powerful it has become. Which is quite impressive, to say the least. Nearly every shoemaker in the world has an Instagram account and many of them use that as their sole inspiration of marketing. Although I wished they all had blogs, as no matter how convenient IG is, it doesn’t paint a story as […]

Mythbuster — Corrected Grain Leather is Always Bad

You have probably heard the term corrected grain leather before and many of you may or may not understand what that actually means. So let’s talk about it and see if we can shed some light on it. Corrected grain leather is any leather whose surface has been altered in some sort of way or another in order to give it a certain appearance, one that is not natural to the actual hide. But this […]