The Black Friday sales rush is on full throttle, and there’s loads of great sales ongoing at the moment. As always, Shoegazing is here to highlight a few of them for your bargaining pleasure.
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A guide showcasing a number of brands who offer welted quality footwear for women. There are quite a few of these, although basically all these manufacturers have the men’s shoe side as their main focus, there’s lots of great options for women as well.
Hear Rezső Kuti of the Hungarian brand Vass Shoes about why the brand have succeeded so well internationally, about why they’ve run a bunch of sales during Covid, about the Hungarian quality shoe business in general and how bad streets resulted in iconic shoe styles.
Hungarian brand Vass Shoes has had tough times during the pandemic, which has resulted in a number of different campaigns the past year. Now they run the second big sitewide sale, with discounts on up to 55% on all their hand welted, fully handmade shoes, meaning they start off from only €265 ($250 excl. VAT).
The famous Hungarian maker Vass, one of the main players in the world when it comes to hand welted RTW shoes, are currently running a sale on everything in their own online shop. Discounts are from 10% all the way up to 50%, which means you can get them as low as €280 (€220 excl. VAT).
Browsed passed this image on the computer, and was struck by how much this signaled a bygone era. Double monk shoes that were all the rage 5-10 years ago, here my pair from Vass on the U last in Antique Cognac which I loved dearly, but had to sell since I weighed about 20 kilos less at that time and they became too cramped when I gained weight.
As people’s environmental awareness increases, we have also seen a demand for vegetable tanned upper leathers to a greater extent than before. The shoes above are an example of such, with veg-tanned grain leather from the Swedish tannery Tärnsjö, on the Shoegazing boot Sarek that I did with Hungarian Vass a few years ago.
The five-year anniversary of the Shoegazing Super Trunk Show in Stockholm showed that the interest in classic shoes is still high in the country, when around 800 visitors showed up and bought about 100 pairs of shoes worth about €40,000 (where many more orders are added after the event) . Here is a report of the event of last weekend.