An American, a Japanese and a Russian in the shoe shining contest, and a Polish, a Frenchman, and a British Gent in the patina competition. These are the finalists of the world champs contests taking place during the London Super Trunk Show on March 23. See their submissions below.
You may read all about the London Super Trunk Show in this article, and great if you can visit the event’s Facebook page and let us know you’re coming and help share the event. It takes place on Saturday, March 23, in the heart of London at the new venue Showcase.co on 12 Regent Street. Here we gather 10 great exhibitors, Altan Bottier, Bolero, Carmina, Gaziano & Girling, J. FitzPatrick Footwear, JSEP, Japan Shoes Export Platform (Miyagi Kogyo, Matsumoto and Kiten), Norman Vilalta, Project TWLV, Shoepassion / Heinrich Dinkelacker and Skolyx / TLB Mallorca.
The main partner of the event is Saphir, and another partner is J. Hopenstand. The World Championships in Shoemaking will have its award ceremony and competition shoes displayed (more than 70 registered contestants). Plus then the two other world champs contest that is the topic here.
The qualification process and also how the finals will unfold is thoroughly explained in this article, so here we focus on showcasing the finalists’ submissions and briefly let you know who they are. Both the World Championships in Shoe Shining and Shoe Patina are organized in collaboration with Saphir, shining contestants shine and can win a Loake shoe, patina contestants paint and can win a TLB Mallorca shoe from Skolyx. We’ve had more than 30 entries to the two contests, literally from all over the world, which also is shown with the ones who qualified to the finals. It was a challenging job for the jury, and in the end, these were the ones who made it:
World Championships in Shoe Shining 2019 finalists
World Championships in Shoe Patina 2019 finalists
Don’t miss the above battling it out at the London super trunk on March 23! Patina contest will go on between 11.15-17.15 (1 hour break 14.45-15.45), award ceremony at 17.30. Shoe shining final is at 15.00-15.30.