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Report - London Super Trunk Show 2024
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Report – London Super Trunk Show 2024

The London Super Trunk Show last weekend was another brilliant shoe day. New visitor record of over 1,300 people coming to browse the men’s shoe and menswear exhibitors from around the world and follow the three world championships contests: in shoe shining, shoe patina and shoemaking. Here’s a report from the day with loads of pictures plus videos.

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Picture special - top three World Championships of Shoemaking 2024 + BBC feature
Picture special

Picture special – top three World Championships of Shoemaking 2024 + BBC feature

It always take a while before I’m finished with the huge article coverage of all the 25 contest shoes of the shoemaking world champs displayed at the super trunk this past Saturday in London, so here’s a quick picture special showcasing the top three. Admire the work of Ken Hishinuma (1st), Hiroshi Takagi (2nd), and Aria Badia (3rd). Also on BBC News coverage of the shoemaking contest and the event.

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Live from the London Super Trunk Show 2024
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Live from the London Super Trunk Show 2024

Here we will live stream three sessions from the London Super Trunk Show today Saturday May 4. See live from the world championships of shoe patina and shoe shining, follow the award ceremony for the world champs of shoemaking, and see a tour of all the amazing shoe and menswear exhibitors from all over the world. Will also be uploaded and viewable after the live sessions.

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Info on the London Super Trunk Show 2024
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Info on the London Super Trunk Show 2024

This Saturday it’s time for the sixth edition of the London Super Trunk Show. In the heart of London at 12 Regent Street we gather 13 awesome men’s shoe and menswear exhibitors, and host the World Championships of shoemaking, shoe shining and shoe patina. There’ll be a free shoe shining service, there’s a second hand shoes marketplace, and more. Below some practical info ahead of the event, for those who plan to visit, and on the live streaming we will do for those who can’t attend.

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Reflection - Will TikTok save the cobblers?
Reflection

Reflection – Will TikTok save the cobblers?

In an interesting turn of events, the ancient occupation that is cobblers which has been through many harsh decades, might now be saved by the most modern of phenomenon: the social media app TikTok. The past couple of years videos showcasing the transformation that cobbler’s can do on worn shoes has millions of views, and young people get their eyes open both for the magic cobblers can do and for the craft itself.

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Buyer's guide - Oct. Tenth
Buyer's guide

Buyer’s guide – Oct. Tenth

One of the more established players that has emerged on the Chinese scene of men’s shoes in recent years is Oct. Tenth, the house brand of what’s known to many as the Xibao workshop. With the move to a new workshop location, a new website, and a new factory manager, they now enter the era of Oct. Tenth 2.0. Here’s a buyer’s guide to the brand, with a pair of Made to Measure derbies I have made as a base.

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