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The final exhibitor to highlight ahead of Saturday’s London Super Trunk Show is Skolyx/TLB Mallorca, who have shoes ranging from Skolyx affordable Spanish made welted shoes starting at £160, to the new TLB Mallorca Artista range with impressive specs for £365, which has its world premiere at the event.

The Skolyx/TLB label sort of the exhibitor of one of the organizers of the Super Trunk, since Jesper Ingevaldsson who runs Shoegazing works for Skolyx, a Swedish webshop of shoes and shoe care, who is a retailer of TLB. Jesper has also been part of the development of TLB Mallorca’s new top range Artista, which will be shown to the world for the first time at the London Super Trunk Show 2019.

With the Artista range, TLB has aimed to push the bar for Goodyear welted shoes in the mid-range price segment, where they have looked and learned from both some of the absolute high-end RTW shoe brands and had consultancy help from some bespoke shoemakers out of England and Japan. The result is a collection of shoes with made a very tight waist, beveling that continues under the heel for a stronger waist, real leather heel stiffeners, close-cut heels, and only first grade-leather from the well-known tanneries Annonay and Charles F. Stead. A lot of bang-for-the-buck at £365 / €425. Setting the bar for Spanish made shoes!

TLB’s regular range of shoes is also interesting stuff. Nicely made welted shoes with good attention to detail, a wide range of models and lasts, with a fit that is praised by many. They start at £310 / €365.

Then Skolyx has its own range of shoes in the budget segment, starting at just £160 / €199. They are very affordable with Goodyear welted construction, leather board heel stiffeners and thin yet durable city rubber soles. Everything from classic oxfords, casual derbys, and even a new range of loafers, is part of the Skolyx collection.

Definitely don’t miss this table!

The London Super Trunk Show 2019 will be held at on Saturday, March 23th, 2019

To read more about the London Super Trunk Show 2019, please click HERE

-Justin FitzPatrick


  1. Justin: thanks, as always, for a great post. What are your thoughts on the length of the perimeter a Goodyear welt covers? For example, TLB appears to do a full perimeter welt (360° welt) while most British shoemakers seem to do a heel-to-heel welt, where no welt covers the heel (270° welt). Any advantages or disadvantages of one over the other?

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