There is much talk about different tips on how to break in new shoes. Unfortunately, there are a lot of inaccuracies, here I will sort out some of them.
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There are many different business models that a shoe brand can work with, where everyone has their different advantages and disadvantages. Here I go through these, and also make up with some old myths that often are spread around some of them (not selldom by brands that use a specific business model and want to promote this).
After once again receiving questions from readers about this subject this week, I felt it might be time to write a more in-depth post about how shoes are creasing – and how they should crease, at least in theory.
30 black oxfords, made by shoemakers from all over the world. Here’s a substantial review of all the competition shoes that entered the World Championships in Shoemaking. Info, comments, pictures of the shoes and in some cases also the manufacturing process.
This is part two of the walkthrough of all competition shoes in the World Championships in Shoemaking 2018. Here position 11 to 30 is reviewed with comments and lots of pictures.
The world of classic shoes contains many different terms, and in some cases they are mixed together. Especially for those who have recently started to be interested in the subject, it can be complicated to understand the difference, or not mix up things. Here are explanations of some of the different terms that are often mixed up.
Just like the fact that good machines are extremely important for shoe factories are good tools of great importance for the bespoke shoemakers. Tools of high quality makes the work more easy, and in some cases the tools are crucial to how well an operation can be performed.
At the moment there’s bit of a craze for unlined shoes going on, not only when it comes to light summer loafers, but also other models. Unlined has some nice benefits, but also brings with it several disadvantages that one should be aware of when buying. Here’s a walktthrough of the properties of an unlined shoe.
How the toe is designed is perhaps the most important aesthetic part on a shoe. With its position at the front, it is the most visible, and much of how the rest of the shoe’s shape is perceived by the viewer is determined by the toe. Of course there are lots of different types of toe shapes, but this is an attempt to categorise and explain some traditionally used toe shapes, and some overviewing categories. I also explained often misinterpreted expressions like chiseled.