The World of Shoes was launched six months ago with the ambition of becoming the leading marketplace and source of information covering classic men’s shoes, as well as a resource for those looking to discover new brands.
We have traveled to Florence, Milan, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Paris, Stockholm, London, Northampton and Mallorca this far, to bring you Stories and coverage of shoe related news and events. We have met some of the greatest names in classic shoemaking, shoe repair and shoe leather tanning, and have many interesting articles coming up as well as a short video series on shoe repairs and alterations.
Our Brands A-Z section is the most comprehensive guide to classic shoe brands out there with 460+ entries, including unique translations of information about Japanese makers. We continue adding new brands and information as it reaches us.
But during these first six months, we have also been hard at work developing our Marketplace, which is a platform for direct connection of manufacturers and customers – entirely without a middleman, which means that while the whole transaction is completed on-site, every order placed goes directly to the manufacturer, who ultimately sends the shoes off to you.
We at The World of Shoes are thrilled to have your support, and would like to thank you all for the past six months. Next year will bring a lot of new articles, coverage of fairs and events as well as many new additions to both our Brands A-Z guide and Marketplace.
Our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a very Happy New Year!