Hi, my name is Isko Salminen.
I'm an adventure seeker and I love exploring nature with my camera and Australian Shepherd called Fire

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My new Derby Boots in Tallinn

Wearing my new Saint Vacant Derby Boots in Tallinn.

Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens.

Saint Vacant Derby Boot


Yesterday while on my way to the office, I saw these on the window of Popot and decided to go in and try them on. I really liked the design and material of the shoes but they didn't have them in my size. Disappointed I left my details in the store–just in case they could find a pair with my size somewhere.

Well today I got a call that they found a pair. They had called the Finish designer of the shoes, Janne Lax, and he had brought a pair to the store himself. Nice! 

As our office is close by, I decided to head right over. 

The shoes fit perfectly, are really comfortable to wear and the design is just what I was looking for. Although they are a bit pricey for shoes (remember, I usually wear just sneakers), I decided to go with them and bought them right away. 

I couldn't be happier! There's something really exceptional about well designed and crafted leather shoes. If treated right these should last me a long time.

The service at Popot was beyond awesome. If you're ever around, go over and see their store. As a nice bonus I got to talk with Janne about the shoes and got some tips on how to maintain them. If you're interested, also check out these shoes that he designed together with Makia: Makia & Saint Vacant Desert Boot.

Photo courtesy of Popot.fi

Edit: here's me wearing my boots