London Super Trunk Show 2024
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
4d ago
The huge shoe event in London is back for its sixth instalment, on Saturday May 4. There’ll be 14 shoe and menswear companies from around the globe exhibiting, a marketplace for second hand shoes, a free shoe shining service, plus the finals of the world championships of shoe shining, shoe patina and shoemaking. Here’s all info about the big day.   Location: Showcase.co, 12 Regent Street, St. James, London. Date: Saturday May 4 2024 Full schedule for the day: 11.00-18.30 Trunk show open for the public, FREE OF CHARGE AND NO REGISTRATION NEEDED. Exhibitions with: Platinum sponsors ..read more
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News – Red Wing releases the Shop Moc Oxford
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
1w ago
Suitably in time for spring, the American footwear company Red Wing releases a new low version of their famous moc toes, called Shop Moc Oxford. Available in three different leathers, and initially only dropped in Europe and Japan, this is a new potential best seller.   Red Wing is a brand that needs no introduction. The huge American footwear company who successfully have managed to merge tradition and modernity (just the fact that they have a woman CEO and several other women in their highest management team is a testament to this), whose Japanese branch sort of kicked off the entire wo ..read more
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Buying tip – 25% off Carlos Santos at The Noble Shoe
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
1w ago
The webshop The Noble Shoe has a good selection of styles from the Portuguese brand Carlos Santos, and they now offer 25% off the entire range from the brand. Already affordable Goodyear welted shoes even more affordable for a couple of weeks.   The Noble Shoe sells footwear from Crockett & Jones, Enzo Bonafé and Paolo Scafora, but the main brand for the store has always been Carlos Santos. They currently have about 20 styles offered, mainly RTW, but also a patina service and three running Group-MTO’s. All these are now discounted with 25%, until the end of February, meaning that you ..read more
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History – The devaluation of “handmade”
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
2w ago
The word “handmade” and what it means when it comes to footwear has been through quite a journey the past hundred years or so. From referring only to expensive often hand welted shoes that are built more or less without any machines involved back in the days, to now be used for relatively cheap shoes that have all main parts made by large machines, hands solely guide the shoes through them. Here’s the history of how handmade has been devaluated through the years.   According to Cambridge Dictionary, the meaning of devaluation is: “the action of causing someone or something to be considere ..read more
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The tip – Enhance the colour with darker shoe cream
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
3w ago
Pigmented shoe cream isn’t paint colours, but if one wish one can do quite distinct enhancements of the shade into darker tones. Here’s a walkthrough on how to do this in a good and efficient way to make sure that the colour come out even and nice looking.   First of all, the lighter coloured the shoes, the easier it is to move the colour into darker tones with the use of coloured shoe cream. But, it’s also easier to make it uneven and messy looking. A darker shoe can’t be darkened and changed as much, but it’s rather easy to get a smooth looking result. A good pair to show what can be do ..read more
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The picture – Stitchdown casuals
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
1M ago
Even if I mainly show off my various welted shoes here on the blog or in social media, I of course have a bunch of other footwear as well, like sidewall stitched sneakers, Blake stitched Belgian loafers or – as pictured here – Sidewall stitched casual shoes. The soft suede and crepe rubber sole makes them really comfortable and suitable for many informal occasions.   Crepe soles wear out rather quickly due to it’s softness, which is why the Stitchdown construction is perfect, since you have a full leather midsole stitched to the uppers and one can just easily remove the crepe sole and hee ..read more
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The tip – Rub in shoe care products straight away
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
1M ago
This tip is especially important for pigmented shoe cream, but also goes for all liquid creamy shoe care. Don’t think that you’re clever and put out dabs of cream which you plan to rub in consecutively, when leaving cream on the leather there’s a big risk of stains occurring.   This is a mistake that many of us will recognise. Some time early on when one started polishing ones leather shoes, one thought “hey I might just apply some dabs of this shoe cream here and there on the shoe and then rub it out one by one”. Then when we’ve done spreading out all the cream, we notice that there’s st ..read more
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World Championships of Shoe Shining and Shoe Patina 2024 – Qualification
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
1M ago
Time to kick things off ahead of the finals of the World Championships of Shoe Shining and the World Championships of Shoe Patina 2024, with the qualifications. The contests are organised together with the shoe care company Saphir and the shoe brand Bridlen. Finals take place at the London Super Trunk Show on Saturday May 4. The patina finalists will paint their shoes during the whole event, and the shoe shiners have 20 minutes to shine a shoe.   In a while we will present the line-up of this year’s London Super Trunk Show, organised by Shoegazing, The Shoe Snob, and now also with Kirby A ..read more
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Buying tip – Septième Largeur chunky sole collection
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
1M ago
One of the biggest trends (yes, we have them here as well) within the world of quality shoes is the use of sturdy rubber soles with heavy lug, like Commando or similar. The French brand Septième Largeur has launched several new shoes and boots in this style this winter.   Septième Largeur has been around for a long time by now. A French upper budget / lower midrange price brand with Spanish-made Goodyear welted footwear, who apart from a base with solid classics always have been good on being early on with what’s most popular within the realm of classic shoes. For example, they had a bunc ..read more
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News – Arterton opens store in London
Shoegazing
by Jesper Ingevaldsson
1M ago
Arterton has sniffed on physical presence before, with trunk show’s, pop-ups etc, but now they’ve opened up a permanent location in an excellent spot in the Princes Arcade, just next to Fortnum & Mason in the heart of London. Here they have a lounge section and sell shoes from Bridlen and Yearn, shoe care from Paul Brunngård, hangers from Nakata, and more.   Much of the development within the menswear sphere in the old, traditional city of London comes from new, young companies driven by young entrepreneurs. The best example is probably the hugely successful tailoring firm Cad & t ..read more
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