At the latest London Super Trunk Show in London 2019 we had the first World Championships in Shoe Patina, where three contestants were to paint a pair of crust leather shoes during the day. These here are the winning shoes from then, spectacular stuff for sure, painted by Stephan Villette, the grand old man of shoe patina who’ve been in the business for almost three decades.


As you probably know, the London super trunk which was supposed to take place in spring 2020 has been postponed three times now, with the plan now to take place on Saturday October 9 (read more here). We certainly hope we won’t have to postpone it even further, final decision will be taken after summer. Really looking forward to another trio of world champs contest, with patina, shoe shining and shoemaking, where brilliant results as the above will be presented.