Footwear brands folks should know about
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There's nothing I enjoy more than stumbling upon brands with little exposure and amazing product. They are the type of encounters that as a lover of clothing and accessories (or any category for that matter) make you fall in love that much more with your hobby; understand how deep the rabbit hole goes and loving every step of the journey down it.
Recently came across a pretty impressive article on The Styleforum Journal about Cobbler Union, a brand that we've featured on Massdrop in the past, and a brand that a lot of people may not recognize right away, but carries amazing footwear traditions in the heart of Spain, sourcing some of the best materials in all of Europe.
https://journal.styleforum.net/cobbler-unions-euro-trip/
From more casual brands like Tredagain and Muroexe to dress shoe and bootmakers like Cobbler Union and Oak Street Bootmakers, we are always exploring both new and established brands to bring to our community members.
What are some of your recent (or not so recent) finds in the world of footwear that surprise you not more people know about? Let us know in the comments!
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grumpsschwartz
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Apr 12, 2019
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and i forgot about Velasca. didnt see that listed. As well as Anthony Veer although be careful with them because they have different lines. And we are obviously lookin for full gain goodyear. All these brands that I listed are almost as good as expensive shoes. But to keep the prices low they for sure cut a coupla corners here and there.
Apr 12, 2019
grumpsschwartz
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Apr 10, 2019
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herringshoes.co.uk just got a pair. impressed with the sale prices. I haven't tried Beckett Simonon but looks decent. I'm talking about well made high quality shoes with not so high prices. Obviously Meermin, Jack Erwin although they kinda got greedy and raised their prices a little.
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Apr 10, 2019
RenoGuy1
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Mar 31, 2019
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I recently got into Parkhurst. USA made full goodyear welted awesome boot. Mine is dark Kudu leather. Who else has a pair they can comment on? #parkhurstbrand https://www.parkhurstbrand.com/

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Mar 31, 2019
dspada
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Mar 28, 2019
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Tomas! Are u guys ever going to do a drop with Trickers? Abrazo
Mar 28, 2019
allthefrigginnamesaretaken
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Mar 13, 2019
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Do any of these companies produce anything in EEE width? I'm trying to find a loafer or suede captoe with a sleeker Italian shape than my uisual AE stuff.
Mar 13, 2019
allthefrigginnamesaretaken
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Mar 15, 2019
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crickets... that's what i was afraid of :-(
Mar 15, 2019
knights123
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Mar 20, 2019
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Check out Alden, sizing is pretty comparable to AE.
Mar 20, 2019
MJ8484
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Feb 7, 2019
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I personally own 5 pairs from Cobbler Union and highly recommend them. Each shoe is made with excellent quality and craftsmanship using top notch calfskin leathers. Below is a pic of my collection: (from left) Jean Pierre III, Louis, Jean Pierre IV, Alex, Julius II.
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I absolutely love their shoes and will be picking up more pairs in the near future.
Feb 7, 2019
adayes
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Feb 6, 2019
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I've been very pleased this year with custom shoes from both Undandy (a pair of oxfords similar to lassetjus' below and a pair of brogue sneakers) and Paul Parkman. The Parkmans are a step above in quality, but so they should be at more than twice the price. RTW, I also bought a pair of Grenson Fred Triple Welt boots that are keepers for life.
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Undandy custom sneakers
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Paul Parkman custom loafers
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Grenson Fred Triple Welt
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Feb 6, 2019
SteveMski
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Jan 28, 2019
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I just got a pair of Cobbler Union shoes about two months ago and they are absolutely beautiful. I can't recommend anything better for $400. These blow Allen Edmonds out of the water.
Jan 28, 2019
repete66219
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Jan 12, 2019
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John Lofgren, Tricker's, Crockett & Jones, Alfred Sargent, Vass
Jan 12, 2019
Kresterz
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Dec 11, 2018
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Crockett & Jones recently got a Royal warrant from the Prince of Wales, plus they have been featured as Jame Bond boots in a number of movies, fantastic brand
Dec 11, 2018
tegeus-Cromis
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Dec 27, 2018
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Those are kind of silly reasons to favour a brand, but they do make very good shoes.
Dec 27, 2018
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