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  1. Factory visit to Solovair

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    May 14, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Nota bene: high volume video.


  2. Shoe Historian June Swann

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    November 5, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    In 1987, June Swann retired from her post as keeper of the shoe and boot collection at the Central Museum and …
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  3. Tricker’s Shoes from Bradshaw&Lloyd

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    October 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Tricker’s makes some fine country shoes. They also offer a smaller selection of smart pairs for the office as well …
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  4. Shoegazing Visits Gaziano&Girling

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    October 24, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Shoegazing, a fine Swedish blog on the finer topic of the finest footwear, visited the house of G&G on their …
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  5. Factory Tour at Grenson

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    August 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Once again I’m forwarding the reader to Spitalfieldslife, whose Gentle Author visited Grenson’s in 2011. While the accompanying text does …
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  6. A Brief History of British Shoe Making

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    July 15, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    First published by John Lobb (Paris) in four parts, with consulting from Rebecca Shawcross from the Northampton Shoe Museum. Northamptonshire …
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  7. At the Sanders Factory

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    July 9, 2013 by Ville Raivio


  8. Anatomy and Review of Crockett&Jones Shoes

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    June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    England is home to many shoemakers in general and the shire of Northampton to several factories in particular. Crockett&Jones, founded …
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  9. Factory Tour at Crockett&Jones

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    June 7, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The C&J factory has joined Youtube, but haughtily denied embedding. Videos available through the link. http://www.youtube.com/user/CrockettandJones1/videos  


  10. Peal&Co. Shoes in 1959

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    June 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Around a half an hour’s worth of rare footage inside the once-renowned, long since-gone Peal&Co. shoe factory, shot in 1959. …
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