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The picture – City soles and museum calf to the masses

Just a few years ago the thinnest rubber soles used for Goodyear welted shoes were single Dainite soles, and the only brand who offered shoes in the mottled museum calf leather was John Lobb Paris. Today, it’s a whole different story. Loads of brands have their own version of the thin, so called city rubber soles, and several tanneries do museum calf leathers that are offered by brands in all price ranges.

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The picture – Terry Moore lasts as RTW

One of the lovely things with famous bespoke shoemakers launching RTW ranges is that the beautiful last shapes of some of the most famous lastmakers becomes more accessible. The latest in line is Foster & Son who has used bespoke lasts by legendary lastmaker Terry Moore as base for their RTW lasts. Pictured here is a RTW semi brogue on Moore’s iconic soft square toe shape.

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