Bespoke shoe lasts, the construction and the finishing are made very differently to almost all factory-made shoes. But how can you take parts from bespoke shoemaking, and make them accessible to more people through cheaper factory-made RTW shoes? That’s what episode 6 of the Shoegazing Podcast is about, with Maslow So from Mori of Shoemakers.
The Hong Kong-Chinese brand Mori of Shoemakers, who in a very interesting way combines bespoke and factory production, is coming to Stockholm this weekend and London next week for trunk shows.
A listing of a number of really nice sales that are currently ongoing, when the big winter sales season is in full swing. We have everything from already cheap budget brands that now ara available just over the €100 bar, to discounted Crockett & Jones, which is otherwise very rare to find on sale.
Another year coming to an end, and another decade. A decade that has meant radical changes for myself, where I have gone from a given career as a journalist through a number of years as a communications manager to now working with shoes and e-commerce full time (80% at Skolyx, 20% for Shoegazing).
The Swedish brand Josefin Liljeqvist has developed the world’s first fully traceable shoes, where all leather parts can be traced back to the animal it comes from. The purpose is to raise awareness of animal rights and their well-being.
Christmas is a celebration of traditions, and here at Shoegazing it means a Christmas oozing image of fine shoes, so also this year. I also wish all of you readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Most have probably accidentally got shoe cream on the suede when you apply it on the sole and heel edges of suede shoes. A good tip for this not to cause any problems is to make sure you spray the waterproofing spray on the suede before applying the cream.
Japan has in only two decades gone from a more or less non-existing bespoke market, up to being perhaps the leading market in the world for bespoke shoes with loads of makers. How did this happen? The famous bespoke shoemaker Hiro Yanagimachi let’s us know in the fifth episode of the Shoegazing Podcast.
British online store Herring Shoes, as usual, runs its main sale for the year now a few weeks before Christmas, with dozens of shoes reduced by up to 50%. They themselves call it their biggest sale ever.