The picture - Stitchdown casuals
The picture

The picture – Stitchdown casuals

Even if I mainly show off my various welted shoes here on the blog or in social media, I of course have a bunch of other footwear as well, like sidewall stitched sneakers, Blake stitched Belgian loafers or – as pictured here – Sidewall stitched casual shoes. The soft suede and crepe rubber sole makes them really comfortable and suitable for many informal occasions.

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Report - New York Super Trunk Show 2023

Report – New York Super Trunk Show 2023

Two weekends ago the first New York Super Trunk Show took place, and what a day it was. About 1,200 shoe and menswear lovers came through the doors and explored the offerings from the 17 exhibitors from around the world, a shoe patina exhibition was held, and the first U.S. shoe shining champs took place. Here’s a summary with loads of photos from the day.

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New York Super Trunk Show 2023

New York Super Trunk Show 2023

On Saturday October 14 the first edition of the New York Super Trunk Show takes place, organised by The Shoe Snob, Shoegazing and Kirby Allison, with main Platinum sponsors being Saphir and Bridlen Shoemaker. On central Manhattan more than 15 exhibitors from around the world will showcase, we’ll have the first U.S. Championships of shoe shining and shoe patina, and much more. Do not miss this day – here’s all info about the event.

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Picture special - My Patina Thunderdome pair 2022/23
Picture special

Picture special – My Patina Thunderdome pair 2022/23

For those who don’t know, every year there’s a big “boot and shoe aging” contest called the Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome, where hundres of footwear lovers wear a pair and cover the aging progression during six months. This year I had a pair of Midas Bootmaker x Skolyx x Dr. Sole moc toe boots in natural semi veg tanned leather, here’s a picture special of how these developed during the past half year.

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News - Yanko stitchdown range

News – Yanko stitchdown range

The company i work for, Skolyx, has just introduced a new range of casual stitchdown boots and shoes from the Spanish brand Yanko. A type of footwear that’s soft and flexible, low-priced yet easily resoelable, a good entry-point in to better shoes for many who are used to just cemented stuff, as well as for those who love welted shoes but needs more casual stuff as well.

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Buying tip – Skolyx drops new Midas and Yanko boots

About a year ago the Swedish retailer Skolyx introduced two ranges of workwear boots, fully handmade ones from the Indonesian maker Midas Bootmaker, and Goodyear welted from the Spanish brand Yanko. Now it’s launch time for a bunch of new models from both brands – service boots, moc toe boots and NST boots – where the ones from Midas also are in collaboration with hyped sole manufacturer Dr. Sole.

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