Measuring your feet is not always as straightforward as it might seem. The wrong measurement can result in the shoes being made incorrectly, at least in size.
Spectators are unfairly written off as an exceptionally niche, Summer-only style. We believe they're actually a versatile year-round design! Read onwards to
There is a world of shoe brushes most of us do not even think about. I won't even lie. Prior to trying these ones out earlier this year, I had never even
In the US, you often hear people referring to oxfords as balmorals. This is completely wrong. Unless, of course, that specific oxford is a 'balmoral oxford.'
Adding initials to your shoe's sole is not as difficult as it may seem. Here we look at how even amateurs can add their own initials onto wait part of their
The internet has done many great things for the shoe industry but also invited many bad people to the table. The worst for the shoe industry is the fake shoe
The idea of comfort is subjective and it often boils down to the idea of cushion vs support. In America, we are trained to believe that what has the most
The Do's and Don'ts of dress shoes are not as easily realized as one might think. And it greatly depends on your idea of the rules. Rules from 100 years ago are
Achieving a shoe's price is not a science. At the end of the day, you can price your footwear how you want. There are suggested markups and ideologies about a
To tidy up your sole edge is often a detail we overlook. We are more often focused on the upper often forgetting that an unkempt sole edge is among the most
What Are Triumph Toe Plates? The Triumph Toe Plate is/was the cream of the crop when it came to metal toe protectors. I say 'was' as I do not believe that
A shoe care guide is the basic knowledge we all need to upkeep our shoes. Higher-end shoes are an investment and the more that you know how to look after that
What is a mirror shine? It might seem like a trivial question but the reality is that it is often misused. And if you really want to be snobby about it, even
We often mix up terminology in the shoe world and one of the biggest mix-ups is the idea of spats vs button boots, where often spats are referred to as a button
Hand-stitched shoes require a lot of work that we might not often appreciate. It is one of those art forms that is slowly fading as machine work increases.
If you are new to closed channel soles the exposure of the channel stitching might scare you. You might think that the sole is coming apart, breaking, or faulty
Need some extra tightness in your jodhpur boots or monkstrap shoes? If you have skinny ankles with low insteps like I do, I bet you have felt the
Here I discuss the decline of European welted shoemaking, what's led up to that, and the potential future of it. An interesting discussion is to
While I have written about this subject a bunch of times on the blog I finally was able to show you in a video just how good a suede can handle rain when
How to tell a cheap shoe is not always easy. There are a lot of posers in the industry that try to pass off as a good quality product but is really just a cheap
Shoe care doesn't have to be intense or take a long time. More often than not, like any kind of routine, if we simply start a regular schedule of
Suede often gets a bad rap as a delicate material. The reality couldn't be further from the truth though and suede is often my go-to choice during our
Learning how to make a pair of bespoke shoes has always been a craft people sought after. Something about it is magical and there is no better feeling than
In all honesty, I never thought I would be writing about elevator shoes. Mainly because I would never wear them myself. And the main reason is that while being