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Report – TLB Mallorca Artista

Artista is a new top range from the Spanish brand TLB Mallorca, a range that I’ve been involved in developing, through my work for their retailer Skolyx. It’s an ambition at bringing some features taken from bespoke shoes into the midrange price segment of Goodyear welted shoes, offering a lot for the €425 they cost. Here’s a report about this project, now about to launch.

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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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Shoegazing Super Trunk Show 2018

Soon it’s time for another great event in Stockholm, when the fifth edition of the Shoegazing Super Trunk Show will take place on Saturday September 29th. On the exhibition floor this year you will find Skolyx (Skolyx/Yanko/TLB), Vass, Japan Shoes Export Platform (Miyagi Kogyo/Matsumoto/Kiten), Heinrich Dinkelacker, Jan Kielman and Gaziano & Girling. In addition there will be the Swedish Championships in Shoe Shining, seminar about the fit of shoes, and the new Shoegazing Market – a second hand marketplace for second hand quality shoes.

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The picture

The picture – Neat rubber soles

Thin rubber soles, often called city rubber soles, have grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. Now, a majority of all classic quality shoe brands offer versions of them, and they also begin to become more refined. Here above is an example by the new Spanish brand TLB on Skolyx table at the super trunk in London, where also the rubber edge at the relatively close-cut waist has been rounded for an even more neat appearance.

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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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