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Shoegazing Podcast

Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 8, Richard Utting, Loake

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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World Championships in Shoe Shining and Shoe Patina 2020 – Qualification

We now open up the qualification to the finals of the World Championships in Shoe Shining and the first World Championships in Shoe Patina 2020, two great contests organised together with Saphir. Finals take place at the London Super Trunk Show on October 10 (NOTE – NEW DATE! Postponed from April 25 due to the coronavirus situation). The patina finalists will paint their shoes during the whole event, and the shoe shiners have 20 minutes to shine a shoe as lovely looking as they possibly can.

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Shoegazing Super Trunk Show 2019

Of course we’ll have a super trunk in Stockholm, Sweden, this autumn, on Saturday September 29 the sixth edition will take place. A lot of new stuff on the exhibition floor this year, CNES Shoemaker, Sons of Henrey, Zeb Shoes and Skomaker Dagestad with among others Miyagi Kogyo and Foster & Son RTW, plus the old fox Skolyx (Skolyx/Yanko/TLB Mallorca) and Gaziano & Girling. Also the Swedish Championships in Shoe Shining, a mini course on how to recolour shoes, shoe patina painting live, and the return of last year’s success Shoegazing Market  – a second hand marketplace where you can sell and buy used shoes.

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Event

World Championships in Shoe Shining and Shoe Patina 2019 – Qualification

We now open up the qualification to the finals of the World Championships in Shoe Shining and the first World Championships in Shoe Patina, both contests organised together with Saphir. Finals take place at the London Super Trunk Show on March 23. The patina finalists will paint their shoes during the whole event, and the shoe shiners have 20 minutes to shine one shoe as beautiful as possible.

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London Super Trunk Show 2019

It’s a pleasure to introduce this year’s edition of the world’s largest open event for classic shoes, the London Super Trunk Show, organised by Shoegazing and The Shoe Snob. On Saturday March 23, literally in the heart of London at a new venue on 12 Regent Street, we gather more than 10 brands from all over the world, interesting partners, there will be the World Championships in Shoe Shining and for the first time Shoe Patina, plus the World Championships in Shoemaking will have it’s award ceremony and competition shoes displayed. Below all info about the event.

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Report from the London Super Trunk Show 2018

Last weekend the second edition of the world’s largest open event for classic men’s shoe took place – the London Super Trunk Show 2018. An amazing day with more than 800 people from all over the world who came to have a closer look at all exhibitors and the World Championships in both shoe shining and shoemaking. Here’s a summary in text and about hundred pictures.

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