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The Indian Wedding Shoe

AN ALTERNATIVE INDIAN GROOM SHOE   It’s a funny quirk of nature, that in the bird kingdom it’s often the male of the species who gets to be the most colourful. Think of the peacock’s fan, the cockerel’s multicolours, the mallard’s iridescence. Yet when it comes...

Rubber Sole – from Beatles to Bowhill

like the sound of rubber sole? If you’ve stumbled upon this dandy blog whilst searching the term ‘Rubber Sole’, there is a chance you’re a Beatles fan. There you were trying to track down one of the Beatles finest but oddest titled (excuse me - Rubber Sole?) albums...

The Iconic Boat Shoe

A Brief History of the Boat Shoe When it comes to the story of shoes, we love nothing more than a soulful tale. None come more soleful (excuse the pun) than the Tale of the Iconic Boat Shoe. Paul A. Sperry, and the authentic...

The Artistry of the Hand Laster

Slippers By Hand In this modern world of machine manufacturing, it’s comforting to know that handmade, bespoke shoes are having a bit of a renaissance. And it’s not just bespoke shoes that are trending; bespoke ladies slippers and bespoke mens slippers are the latest...