My Shoe Searching Journey in London Last week, I finally made my way back to London, 30 years after my last visit. It was a business trip of sort, but I also had another mission: to visit as many fine shoe stores as possible (although I was mainly restricted to central London). While doing so, I was able to meet many of the famous figures of the English shoe industry. All (well, except for one store), were incredibly welcoming to this little visitor from the Far East, and I would like to thank them all for their hospitality. Here are the photos from my trip, and I hope you all enjoy them! Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! Lobb St. James! The (in)famous cabinets filled with rich history A lovely boot Extra fine stitching from their old sample Jermyn Street! Tricker`s A nice interior with lots of history Love the old shoe cabinets Crockett & Jones. There is another one down the street. Edward Green A great collection of mainly standard models. Ray, the elder salesman Mme Hilary inspecting Sergio`s excellent shoeshine Foster & Son! Other than shoes, Foster offers a large selection of fine bags and accessories. A new bespoke sample by Emiko An old croc sample burnished with age. Perfection! Another stunning bespoke shoe Andy taking me through corridors after corridors of customers` lasts. Faded finish on a newly completed commission (their new RTW model) Piccadilly Arcade right across the street, anchored by New & Lingwood Cheaney Shoeshine @ the Burlington Arcade Church`s. There seemed to be one on every corner of London GJ Cleverley @ Royal Arcade Bespoke and RTW samples Teemu the shoemaker Carreducker @ Gieves & Hawkes, Saville Row Bespoke sample. Love reading their blog! Walking down the Saville Row, the brand new G&G Flagship Store! A sneak peak prior to their opening. Lots of stunning MTO samples in exotics were prepared for the new boutique Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling! A huge congratulations! I also had a wonderful lunch with bengal-stripe, who shared some fascinating shoe lore with me. I wasn`t able to visit all the stores on my list, such as the Shoesnob / Timothy Everest store (too far), nor was I able to visit Northampton. Perhaps on the next trip, which is hopefully not far away.