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Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 10, Jonathan Church, Cheaney, about leaving private label production

Cheaney has more than doubled their turnover and earnings the past decade, after Jonathan and William Church took over the company and moved it away from private label production to producing shoes under its own name, and also selling these themselves to a larger extent. Hear about this topic, the Prada buyout of Church’s, Brexit and more in episode 10 of the Shoegazing Podcast.

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Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 8, Richard Utting, Loake, about succeeding internationally

How do makers of classic shoes succeed internationally? What are the important success factors, and the pitfalls? How strong is the British shoe heritage around the world nowadays, and what do the growing competition from Spanish, Portugese and Asian-made welted shoes mean? These are some of the topics that Richard Utting, Export Manager at one of Englands largest makers of Goodyear welted shoes, Loake, talk about in episode 8 of the Shoegazing Podcast.

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Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 7, Christophe Corthay, about shoes and art

In this episode of the Shoegazing Podcast the legendary French bespoke shoemaker Christophe Corthay talks about shoes and art. Hear him talk about when he left Maison Corthay, about how he thinks that the bespoke shoe world in general makes boring shoes, and how one of his targets with the new brand Tranchet Vif is to make shoes that people don’t want to wear.

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Shoegazing Podcast – Ep.6, Maslow So, Mori, about merging bespoke and factory made

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.

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Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 4, Tom Brone, Sons of Henrey, about starting a new shoe brand

What’s the main challenges when setting up a new shoe brand, how is it to be a small player working together with a big factory, and how do you succeed in today’s highly competitive market? These are some of the questions that Tom Brone, the man behind the brand Sons of Henrey, answers in episode 4 of the Shoegazing Podcast.

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Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 2, Yohei Fukuda, about brand building

For the second episode of the Shoegazing Podcast, I met the famous Japanese bespoke shoemaker Yohei Fukuda, who besides making some of the finest shoes in the world, also have been very successful with creating a brand image, something quite difficult especially for small bespoke shoemakers. It’s around this topic we focused our discussion.

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Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 1, Patrik Löf, Skoaktiebolaget, about multi-brand shoe stores

Today it’s the world premiere of the Shoegazing Podcast, the first podcast in the world about classic shoes. In the first episode I interview Patrik Löf of the Swedish multi-brand shoe store Skoaktiebolaget, we talk about the latest but hopefully not the last golden years for classic shoes, about the challenges with tanneries who have started hiding defects on leathers, about the aim with their own brand Löf & Tung, and much more.

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