Acme split-toe shoes: Review

June 15th 2022

Everybody loves a bargain. I think one reader referred to it as the ‘siren song’ of cheaper-but-quality clothing. The reference is often apt. Enthusiasts of anything expensive are drawn to the idea - like hypnotised Greek sailors - that...

Acme split-toe shoes: Review

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Thank you! That confirms my feeling that they can somehow be rather smart (black, stitching on the top of mine even finer - less visible, elegant sole). For me they seem even a little more conservative than a plain derby...

ShoesJune 15th 2022

A view on emerging Chinese shoemakers

March 16th 2022

Over the past two or three years, a group of mostly Chinese shoemakers has come to prominence for making high quality, usually hand-welted shoes at relatively cheap prices. I’ve experienced some of these, and talked to those in the industry ab...

A view on emerging Chinese shoemakers

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Hi David, There are very few in the US, but in the UK there are some. Not sure when all of them got into the business, but with most of them it would still have been fairly young, as it's an unusual trade to take up late...

ShoesMarch 16th 2022