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October 11, 2019

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Orban’s Side Zip ‘Beatle Boot’

I normally don’t like things that have zippers on them but find the clean look of Orban’s hidden side zip ‘Beatle’ style boot quite appealing, particularly in the Dark Brown Suede. The older I get –bear in mind that is only 35– the more that I find things without laces appealing. It simply gets harder to bend over and do the darn lacing!!  And I am still quite skinny (so to speak). I guess I […]

October 7, 2019

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The Triple Buckle Boot – Magnanni’s Interpretation

For those that like that heavy burnished and Italian style of shoe design, you might be pleased to know that Magnanni has recently come out with their version of the famous Triple Buckle Monkstrap boot, so eloquently adding their personal ‘Magnanni’ flair to it with a side zip for convenient function and appeal. I have never been a fan of a zipper on anything other than a jacket but for those that love the look […]

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 13, 2019

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Bykowski Button Boots

There is a custom clothier, Bykowski Tailor Garb, out of Austin, Texas who is making welted button boots and adding to this fine sector of the shoe industry. He has decided to offer some of his stock on The Shoe Snob Marketplace, going all the way up to UK15/US16 in some models. It’s great to see something different being offered. I like how they make the button boot more rugged looking. Something that you could […]

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 […]

June 3, 2019

J.FitzPatrick Footwear – Last Week of The Consolidation Sale

As we now hit June and are closer to receiving our Re-Stock and new loafers for Summer, we are winding down our Consolidation Sale at J.FitzPatrick Footwear. This will be the last week to get 40% off our welted shoe selection. Here are the sizes left on both USA and UK sites. Both have different stock so if you don’t find your pair on one, it could be on the other. US Site: www.us.jfitzpatrickfootwear.com Alki […]

May 22, 2019

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The Workman Boot by Joe Works

I normally don’t like that Red Wing boot look. That extra thick neutral stitching that smacks you in the face and is everywhere on the boot. You know what I mean? As a relatively skinny guy who dresses the part of a skinny guy with slim trousers and whatnot, that heavier look makes me look quite silly. So I could never really get down with it. But these dressier version Workman boots by Japanese shoe […]

January 31, 2019

The Boot of all Boots! — TYE Shoemaker

I think that I will flat out and say that TYE shoemaker of Japan is probably making the most interesting and amazing shoes at the moment. Not only is the quality of the shoemaking beyond phenomenal (read that as perfect) but the level of design and pattern making is next level. I mean, the design of this adelaide-like oxford boot with a hovering apron stitch is simply mind-blowing. And anyone that appreciates or understands pattern making […]

January 28, 2019

Chris Dillon – Your “American Patina” Option

  First and foremost, Chris Dillon aka American Patina is a great guy. I met him 5 years ago at my first US trunk show at Leffot in NYC. He was a big supporter of The Shoe Snob Blog and while he didn’t come to buy shoes, he did come to show his support and meet me in person. What I will never forget is him asking me if I liked Sub sandwiches. I said […]

December 10, 2018

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Stormwelt Series by Lof & Tung

Löf & Tung’s new stormwelt collection is looking pretty good and probably making a lot of sense for a lot of people this A/W as the weather is quite wet and cold in many places. I can’t really say which one is my favorite but I would probably see myself wearing that derby lace boot the most as I can see it going well with my denim styled attire. Not to mention that it is […]