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November 25, 2020

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Shoepassion – Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

Shoepassion has a long history, but many of you probably won’t know it as its German roots and history have not quite spread to the rest of the world, until now. After 10 years of building a successful shoe empire in Germany, with 10 shops (1 in Vienna, 9 in Germany), they have decided to now take their brand to the next level and do their best at conquering the world shoe industry. And they […]

May 4, 2020

German Bespoke Shoemaker – Atelier Leonard Kahlcke

I love discovering new shoemakers. I love even more seeing new shoe designs though. Blend the two and it becomes a very exciting thing. German Bespoke shoemaker, Atelier Leonard Kahlcke is someone new to me and coming out with some very cool shoes. This penny loafer particularly caught my eye as something truly unique yet not overly crazy. A simple idea that is profoundly different and allows a lot of playfulness in the final product. […]

March 2, 2019

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2019 – BRAND SHOWCASE #5 — Shoepassion/Heinrich Dinkelacker

German powerhouse Shoepassion has been dominating the German market for a while now. With welted shoes out of Spain at a very good price (£220/€250), there is no surprise why. And a great website at that ships worldwide. For those of you in the US looking for an alternative to your Allen Edmonds or Meermin shoes, here is one option that you should certainly entertain. They have a focus on classic models but with some […]

September 24, 2018

Patrick Frei Bespoke Oxfords

In case you haven’t yet heard of him, Patrick Frei is the most exciting thing in bespoke footwear at the present moment. I have yet to do a major post on him because truth be told, time is just a luxury that I have little of these days but I won’t go too much longer without telling the backstory to this interesting individual who makes exquisite shoes. One of his latest creations is this intricate […]