Tuesday, September 30, 2008


J Shoes place Rebound, Babette, Twisted and Como on the the UK’s hottest young band, The Ting Tings. The Ting Tings are Jules de Martino and Katie White. Together Jules and Katie have configured a sound that represents the pure heart of British pop. Driven by personality, unstoppable momentum, friendship and the love of great pop music.

Their debut album “We Started Nothing” is rammed full of snappy choruses that trade off against angular guitar work, whipsmart drumming and a succession of programmed loops. The Ting Tings had a busy summer performing at all the major UK festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, the itunes festival and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. They are now currently on their sell out UK tour road testing the comfort of J Shoes. http://www.thetingtings.com

Monday, September 29, 2008

Art School Half Pair Contest

Join J SHOES in its first collaboration with Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD this Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 pm at Rosenberg Gallery in the MICA Brown Center.

Three weeks ago, students from the fiber department at MICA chose five shoes out of J SHOES’ collection of half pairs. Their project:
Could a contemporary shoe be transformed into an entirely different object with an entirely different purpose?

Join us in viewing the artwork and discovering the top three winners. Judging will take place earlier in the day by a panel of top judges: the MICA Fiber Department chair, Style Magazine Baltimore editor, US J SHOES Marketing Manager and J SHOES representatives. The winners will be announced during the gallery opening that evening. Cash prizes awarded.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bangkok, Thailand

Heading to Thailand for product forum 1: Fall 2009 design and development meetings.

Found this image and thought you'd enjoy.

The art, crafts and time @ the J SHOES factory is brilliant. More photographs posted within a week sharing product in development.

Come back often!

Whose that with the SKLAR Brothers?

Can you name the brothers?
Which is Randy? Jason?
We can! (You'll have to revisit this blog next month to learn more!)
That's Courtney our marketing manager!
She was a touch under the weather but smiling all day: a team player!
Check us out = 410 902 0584 US Corp Offices

SKLAR Brothers | J SHOES Showroom, NYC.

We had the pleasure of fitting the SKLAR brothers this past Friday. These guys are the bomb! Besides being hilarious comics - like who couldn't forget their cameo on ENTOURAGE; they are big supporters of our business. (Great company to be keeping, ehh?)
Courtney fit them with shoes for their evening interviews in NYC. She is also helping custom cut footwear for their next venture....
Stay tuned, their next venture is hilarious. Oh yeah, keep an eye on their feet!

Shoes & Sushi } Really????

always referenced, never duplicated.

Sushi bar, 2nd floor?! Yes, that's correct.

Best of all if you look closely you will notice a bamboo floor (custom pressed) cut pillars surrounding the perimeter made of reclaimed woods and yes, those iron railings are custom made.

Where else in the world?

BOYDS | Independent Retailer Of The Year!

Second floor - looking down at the front lobby.

How's that for a customers first impression!

Joel Jaffe | Among the FINEST!


An amazing merchandiser, buyer, & mentor.

Reflective, thoughtful, focused, direct: Joel is simply the finest in the industry.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

J & Harley

Raining in J SHOES! Dave in Mojaves & me in Empire boots at the Harley Davidson open house. We were there to support Paul McGill & band Half Serious www.halfseriousrocks.com. Loving the J umbrella!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fashion Week September 08

J Shoes' Sarah & Courtney enjoy Carlos Campos show during Fashion Week in NY.


Hot new store in Tennessee, Swagger, sent us this image of this super cool guy in our Starrs.


Usher wearing a pair of Starrs at Laced Up in Atlanta.

Burn After Reading

Managing Director of USA J SHOES & John M. buddy up at Vegas trade show

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Store Windows

Portsmouth, NH -- J.L. Coombs, the oldest shoe company in the US portrays J SHOES in their Back-to-School window. Seen here: Empire, Mojave, Ash

more Carlos Campos

More from the Carlos Campos show at the Altman Building last Sunday -- hot images from the runway starring J SHOES!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Techo Walk

New York -- Sony Vaio Fashion Show at Mansion in NY. J SHOES featured on men's and women's models. Meet up with Nancy from kd dance which provided rockin dance wear for the show.

Fashion Week- NY

A recent partnership with Carlos Campos led to the development of these fabulous shoes. Carlos Campos' men's clothing line has been getting attention for the past year and with his break out women's and men's SS09 line J SHOES was able to develop key styles in his season's new fabrics.

Black Eye Peas | ELLEN SHOW

Looks who is rocking J SHOES!
Up town, down town, all around town!

J & Sean John

New York --Our friend and Sean John stylist hooked us up with the Sean John Macy's 150th anniversary show at Macy's last week. The fashion show featured J SHOES' Royals in Bone and the Rogues in black & red rust!

Cirque Du Soleil

Found this picture in my archive....

Hard to believe it's dated old now.

The epitome of "DO THE JAYWALK"

Some other brand is using contortionist in their
ad campaign....

Always flattering to know we were the 1st!


Previously #1 on Billboard's R&B / Hip Hop Top 40 Chart.....

J SHOES worn on Mario's MTV red carpet.

And now.....working on custom kicks with our marketing manger

Courtney W!

Bangkok Thailand @ J SHOES factory

Nick spot checking our production.
Clean and hospitable work space
Concerned creative support
Unique footwear
Arguable the industry's best kept secret.
Bangkok, Thailand J SHOES


JOSH...store manager @ Baltimore's BEN LOVELL SHOES: arguably the finest euro fashion/ comfort multiple boutique on the eastern coast!

My man JOSH is fit testing shoes for us. A recurring process....

CBS News covers Carlos Campos show with J SHOES

Carlos Campos show on CBS NEWS online:



Sorry this photo does not capture our shoes better. This concert was top drawer. The sound incredible and the fashion / style off the chain. Of course....J SHOES present everywhere!
Venue: CLUB LOVE Washington D.C.

Monday, September 22, 2008

WAREHOUSE CLEANING | Inventory audit.


Let the industry chase sublimated and screened tatoo images. Long before there was ED HARDY footwear, J SHOES was tatooing (yes needles & ink) kicks. Our collection is made to order and has been commissioned by NFL, MLB players as well as musicians across the world.

J SHOES keeps a network of tatooist in New York, Las Vegas, London and Thailand. If you are interested please telphone our NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS: 410 902 0584!


Dave Santa-Crus } painter extra ordinarier and former J SHOES Arizona sales representative.

This image reminds me of his true love: painting and art!
If you've ever been to The Hard Rock Hotel, you've seen this hanging proudly.


Custom made - signature series.....

Check out the pro ballers handwritten signature!



The boot on the right is a special make up model produced exclusively for a high end NYC retailer (he's asked we not blog him)
The boot on the left is very interesting. The leather toe is a cracked leather from Italy.
The cuff is a hand sueded leather. The hardward is from Italy (yeah - old school climbing hardware)
The sole has cut n buff EVA (same material used in running shoes)
I could go on for days about how well constructed these boots are. Don't take my word for it....get yourself a pair and join our family!




If you have been one of the lucky ones to make it to the New York City showroom you've seen first hand the extreme execution of J SHOES design d.n.a. - - This includes a very smart, refined casual dress made constructed from shark skin.

Much like J SHOES, sharkskin is not your every day raw material.

J SHOES, the is silently building a cult following. Check us out...you'll be pleasantly impressed.

north american headquarters!


Another design innovation thanks to the creative team... and yeah, another in house marketing effort. High five to our friends across the pond for making the most of it all!

Stick Man is for real

What's better than in house photography, models who are friends of the brand and our colleague in London who organized and created this images after hours. What does that say about one's co-workers?

This image is smart. The "RIDER" boot continues to be an incredible value, still in line and yeah....
It is a welted boot that flexes without a break in period!

Manufacturering || Attention 2 Detail

Pride in ownership.
Attention to detail.
Hand crafted.

Bangkok, Thailand.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Russell White

Ed Hardy Footwear?

Ed what have you done. You were our hero; authentic and true to the lifestyle. Then you sold out to main street and main stream. Your art is now cliche.

Our local tattoo artist, Russell, used a wood burning tool to tat these tumble 2's (circa 2003)

We now hit 'em with needles and ink - 100% made to order.

We were the first and we have published articles substantiating our claims!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New & Improved www.jshoes.com

New site. New looks. Fun style. www.jshoes.com View the AW08 line today!


HYPEBEAST: J Shoes x Metro.Pop Magazine: Mpj Boot by Ami Kealoha

J Shoes recently collaborated with Los Angeles, CA-based magazine metro.pop to produce the limited edition Mpj Boot. With the market saturated by minimally shaped and starkly-colored offerings, we like the refreshing leap back to the roots of shoe design. The Mpj boot reverently bows its head to Native America with its premium leather construction, removable fringe, sock liner made from recycled material and dynamic sole illustration by California-based artist Joe Suitor. (Click images for detail.) J Shoes are also collaborating with designer Carlos Campos on an exclusive range for his upcoming NYC fashion week show. To find retailers near you and discover more about J Shoes contact +1 410 902 0584 or visit their site.

Bad Attitude

Ted Nemeth of Ted Nemeth Designs stops by the NY showroom to rock a pair of J SHOES and talk about his expanding custom leather tooling biz. Bad Ass sums it up.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008



Another superlative refined casual offering from your indy brand.

Arguably the world's most comfortable driving moc. at an affordable price - - incredible value.


Monday, September 15, 2008


Evening walk out of the showroom, NYC!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sarah Evans meets "THE HORN"

Sarah Evans ]J SHOES sales & office administrator reclining with Bradshaw.

Smooth Jazz + R&B - BRADSHAW!

One "Cool Cat"

Arguably one of the most respected horns in the world.


A big fan of J SHOES! } Jeff Bradshaw....


Shipping CIANO FARMER's COLAB kicks.
Limited production.
Salvage, Japanesse denim by CIANO.
Collectible kicks available by special order.
Call 410 902 0584 for a referral to CIANO.
These are the real deal!

Abe in his element

Abe Seiferth (wearing J SHOES)

Abe Seiferth (guitar).


Style ROLL

Friday, September 12, 2008


Miri Ben Ari: most talented violinisit and humanitarian - - fashionably styled with her J SHOES!

Like a Fine Wine

iVillage Weekly Top 10: Fall 2008 Shoe Trends

Fine Wine
The best color for fall? Pick plum. The full spectrum of fine wines and purples—from cabernet to malbec—is sure to complement any wardrobe for a sophisticated look. This ankle boot from J Shoes precursors an upcoming big trend—a hybrid between your basic pump and a fabric upper—something the Italian designers have introduced for fall '08 in droves. This shoe mixes a casual look with formal fabrics, combining a pigskin leather pump with vibrant velvet and a delicate ribbon. Find at shoes.com!

Like You Just The Way You Are

Keri Hilson rocks the women's Starrs before her national tour. Keri is a solo artist currently climbing the charts with her first single, Energy. She has partnered with Nas (Hero) and Timbaland (The Way I Are) and Usher as the love interest in his Love in the Club video!