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Welcome to The Cordwainer's Corner,

I am so happy that you've chosen to join me here. I established this blog as a means of connecting with individuals, like you, with eclectic sensibilities, who appreciate style, craftsmanship, artistry and the diversity of life. My hope is that through sharing my thoughts and expertise, you might take away some piece of information that is interesting or of value to you, or... that you simply have an enjoyable time visiting.


While footwear, fashion and lifestyle related topics will probably be my primary focuses, I am sure I will often go tangential and touch on a wide range of other topics and experiences that are dear and personal to me. Each entry is called a "footprint" because it represents an important step in my life.

Thanks again for taking a journey, or two or three with me. I look forward to your feedback.

See you soon, Ron Donovan (The Cordwainer)

December 10, 2019

2020 is expected to be a year of transformation, new beginnings, immense creation and infinite possibilities. Fittingly, I am excited to share all that is evolving at RONDONOVAN. 

My team and I have developed, and are beginning to launch a number of initiatives designed...

November 15, 2019


Athletic looking footwear has come a long way. Not so long ago, rubber soled sneakers were relegated to gyms and sports activities. However, a new generation of norm influencers has now made it not only acceptable, but fashionable to wear sneakers in ways and places t...

October 15, 2019

What is a patina?

Historically, a patina is described as a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, normally produced by oxidation over time; a gloss or sheen produced naturally by age.

However, the term is now used to describe what has become the...

September 1, 2019

What is The Camino de Santiago de Compostela?

For those who are not familiar, "The Camino de Santiago de Compostela”, also called “The Way of St. James” or simply, “The Way”, is a pilgrimage to the medieval Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where the remains of the ap...

July 26, 2017

BMW recently developed and is running a series of episodes promoting its latest 5 Series Sedan. Each episode features an “opinion leader”/ “influencer” who has displayed characteristics in his particular field that align with those of their new model sedan.

I am proud...

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