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2023 U.S. Shoeshine Competition and NYC Super Trunk Show

Super Trunk Show

It's finally here! A U.S. Shoeshine Competition!!!

This October 14, 2023, Kirby Allison, The Shoe Snob, and Shoe Gazing Blog are hosting the first U.S. Shoeshine and Patina Competition and Super Trunk Show in New York City! The event is sponsored by Bridlen Shoes and Saphir Medaille d'Or Shoe Polish.

In what will sure to be the largest gathering of shoe aficionados ever in the United States, the U.S. Super Trunk Show is an event those passionate about quality footwear will not want to miss! Admission is free!

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Where: The KF, 15 East 65th Street, New York, New York, 10021
Who: Open to the public! Free Admission!
11:00 am - 7:00 pm: NYC Super Trunk Show (Free Admission)
11:15 am - 5:15 pm: U.S. Championships of Shoe Patina
3:00 - 3:30 pm: U.S. Championships in Shoe Shining
5:30 - 5:40 pm: U.S. Championships of Shoe Patina Award Ceremony
7:00 pm: Venue closes
For the most up-to-date information, please visit Shoe Gazing:


US Shoeshine and Patina Competitions

Super Trunk Show

As part of the New York Super Trunk Show, we will be hosting our first Shoeshine and Patina Competitions! If you are interested in entering these contests, please visit and for more information. Deadline for entries is Monday, August 28, 2023.

Super Trunk Show


Come Meet Your Favorite Shoemakers + More

We have an exciting lineup of shoemakers and other artisans that will be attending this year's New York Super Trunk Show. They include:

Platinum Sponsor

Bridlen Shoes 
Saphir Medaille d'Or

Gold Sponsors

ACME Shoemaker
TLB Mallorca

Silver Sponsors

Silver sponsors CNES (shoes)
Divij Bespoke (clothes)
Dominic Casey (shoes)
J. FitzPatrick (shoes)
Lanieri (clothes)
Norman Vilalta (shoes)
Old House Provisions (shoes)
Optimo (hats)
Skolyx (shoes)
The Last Shoemaker (shoes)