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The picture – Winning shoes from the patina world champs

At the latest London Super Trunk Show in London 2019 we had the first World Championships in Shoe Patina, where three contestants were to paint a pair of crust leather shoes during the day. These here are the winning shoes from then, spectacular stuff for sure, painted by Stephan Villette, the grand old man of shoe patina who’ve been in the business for almost three decades.

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The picture – Healthy creases

Shoes crease, that’s a fact and everyone knows it, yet it’s likely the thing that dress shoe buyers obsess the most about. I’ve been writing several posts on the topic (links below) to give a better understanding on how and why shoes crease, and what’s healthy creases and what might not be. Shown on the photo here surely is an example of some very fine creasing on the Spanish leather.

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The picture – Belgian loafers bonanza

As most readers likely know by now I work for the shoe and shoe care retailer Skolyx, and one of our most popular shoe models lately are the Belgian loafers range from Yanko that we introduced last year. In conjunction with a restock of all models we sell we had a quick photo shoot session yesterday, where the pic above is from. There’s something quite attractive with a bunch of shoes laid out on a floor randomly.

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