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June 2, 2020

Take Your Allen Edmonds to the Next Level

I have not been a fan of Allen Edmonds for about 15 years now. Since the day their new stock came in at Nordstrom (while I was selling there) and I could see that they had cheapened the outsole and insole of their new collections, at the same time while raising the price. For me, that day marked the demise of the brand, and in my opinion, it has only gotten worse since then. Prior […]

April 27, 2020

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Saphir × Crockett & Jones

Two great giants have teamed together to create a special collection of shoe care. Last Winter Crockett & Jones decided that using the French based shoe care powerhouse, Saphir, as their core polish and shoe care accessories offering was the way to go. And so they teamed together to create C&J branded Saphir Medaille D’or shoe care range for the C&J shops and collection. This was a huge move for both companies in the efforts […]

April 8, 2020

The Elegant Oxford – Your Shoe Care Guide

Shoe Care might actually be the biggest and most popular subject in the shoe industry. Back when I used to post a lot more about it, as I was a ‘professional’ shoe shiner in London, the vast majority of my emails were about polishing one’s shoes and how to either do it well or how to reverse things that had gone wrong. In fact, I got so many emails on the subject that I simply […]

July 19, 2019

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Quick Restore Using Saphir

The problem with mirror shines is that when they get a bit worn down i.e. cracked, they can make you feel like your shoe is ruined but its never the case and is nearly always a quick fix if you know the tricks to doing so and have good quality products backing you up in your efforts. I am a peesonal fan of the French made shoe care industry and Saphir is at the top […]

February 19, 2019

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London Super Trunk Show 2019 – Main Partner: Saphir

    To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2019, please click HERE   For those that may not realize, there is shoe polish and then there is SHOE POLISH. The French Shoe Polish Powerhouse, Saphir, would fall into the latter category making what is often considered the finest shoe polish there is. And for good reason too. You won’t know this without ever having first-hand experience with it, but when comparing the products of […]

July 13, 2018

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The Shoe Snob Summer Sale Now Live

  The Shoe Snob Summer Sale starts today! We are excited to announce that we are now on sale at www.theshoesnob.com. There is 20% OFF all accessories (excluding bundles deals) so now is the perfect time to stock up on all your shoe care products and the shoe trees you were thinking about. Happy Shopping! Justin, ‘The Shoe Snob’

March 21, 2018

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW 2018 – MAIN PARTNER: SAPHIR

To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2018, please visit the following link: https://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2018/02/london-super-trunk-show-2018.html   Saphir is one of the leading premium shoe care product manufacturers in the world. The French brand is owned by Avel Group, who in turn is owned by a larger group that also owns brands like Dasco, Terrago and La Cordonnerie Anglais under their branch. Well known for both the high quality of care and protection of the products, as well as […]

September 27, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Looks for Part-Time Worker

Dear Readers, A while back, I asked all of you for donations in order to help hire someone that could relieve some pressures off of myself so that I could get back to working hard on the blog and continuing writing important posts that sometimes take me at least 4 hours to complete. Some of you donated to which I am eternally grateful and we raised a little bit of money that went to helping […]

July 20, 2016

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The Shoe Snob Summer Sale

Today we commence our bi-annual sale on The Shoe Snob accessories offering. Every single-product is discounted at 15% off. Bundled deals though are not further discounted especially as some of them are already saving you more than 15% as is, such as our all of our shoe tree bundles. Due to the success of our new Alderwood shoe trees (as shown in the picture below), it has been difficult to keep up with stock levels, […]

June 8, 2016

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Father’s Day Deals from The Shoe Snob

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s crazy to think that we are in early June­ where has this year gone to? It’s also the time of year to celebrate your Father or the Father of your children for Father’s Day on 19th June. Whilst we all never forget Mother’s Day, sometime Fathers day can seem to go under the radar a touch but we all need to thank the important men in our lives. Growing up with a father whom […]