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February 23, 2015

Heel Seams Or Lack Thereof

Septieme Largeur recently created a new model that seems (no pun intended) to be defying the limits of what can and can’t be done on RTW shoes, or at least trying to as much as possible. You see, heel seams are something that are necessary (for the most part) for the holding of the counter/quarter together on a pair of Ready To Wear shoes. The smaller the counter is, the easier it is to last […]

November 17, 2014

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Maftei Vienna

While in Vienna a few months back, I had the pleasure of going to one of the Maftei shops and seeing the shoes for the first time in person. I was never quite sure about them from pictures. I always felt that something seemed off about them, but having seen them in person I was quite pleasantly surprised especially considering the cost of them which I believe is around €1100-€1300 (can’t remember exactly) for full […]

August 18, 2014

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The Seamless Wholecut by Maftei

  The seamless wholecut is the like the unicorn of shoes. It’s not often seen and not made by many. And it has to be created by hand. At least for now it does until some intelligent shoemaker learns how to industrialize it. But I am not sure if that is going to happen any time soon. Either way, my good friend Jesper Ingevaldsson (of Shoegazing blog) just recently acquired a pair from the Romanian […]

February 28, 2014

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Random Beautiful Shoes

  Running around like a chicken with its head cut off today which means that I literally have like 10 minutes to knock out a quick post. That being, feast your eyes on all of these mouth watering shoes that will leave you thinking hard over the weekend about your next purchase. Just don’t blame me for the results!! Have a great weekend to all! Justin, “The Shoe Snob”