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Happy New Year from The Shoe Snob!

2017 has been a tough year on many levels but probably the best year yet in reality, as I learned a lot about life, struggle, appreciation, the fact that life goes on and feel that I can finally get back up on my feet and again start becoming the person that I want to be. Although appreciating my time in Europe, the people that I met, the experiences had, my business developed, and most importantly […]

July 7, 2016

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Spats – A Victorian Accessory

With my fascination of shoes/boots with buttons on them, it should be no surprise to anyone that I am also someone that appreciates the old spat accessory that was so often used in the Edwardian/Victorian eras. But even though I do like them, I don’t often find myself wearing them. Come to think about it though, it is most probably because they are tucked away in my scarf box, only to be seen or thought […]

April 6, 2015

A Russian Dream – Gottlieb Schwarz

I can’t seem to find the email thread and give exact details, but I remember a few years back receiving an email/message from a young Russian guy who was on a mission to create his own handmade footwear line. A very typical question that I get asked from aspiring individuals such as this, is ‘how/where did you get the apprenticeship and can you help me find one too?’ The thing is that most are really […]