Category Archives: shoes

Project: Mayhem Shoes

“The first rule of Project Mayhem is that you do not ask questions…” this may be my new teaching mantra I am considering calling my custom footwear “Mayhem Shoes” (at least until Chuck Palahniuk’s space monkey lawyers make me stop). … Continue reading

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Irish Brogues and Other Simple Shoes

It’s time for new shoes.  After a soon-to-be-finished commission for a leather satchel, I intend to dive into a brogue-making project in the style of 19th century Ireland.  This basic design certainly dates back much further than this as shown … Continue reading

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Another Huarache Design

I like the closed, round toes on this one.  From http://huaracheblog.wordpress.com/.

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Le Cordonnier

18th century tools of the bootmaker’s trade. Click for the source.

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The Shoemaker

A real treat from the Sifting the Past blog.  It is worth checking out if you are interested in researching the past through images of the period just prior to mass industrialization.  The Townsend’s have a couple excellent websites including … Continue reading

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Huaracheria Aquino in Yalalag, Oaxaca (reblogged)

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Nestled into the Sierra Norte mountains of Oaxaca is the small town of Yalalag. Yalalag is very precious town, not only for it’s strong Pre-Hispanic traditions, but also because like only a handful of other…

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The Shoemaker’s Shop

Prang’s Aids For Object Teaching written by Norman Allison Calkins in 1877.  From the Shoemaker’s Shop, Colonial Williamsburg.

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Huarache Blog

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Señor Alfaro is 70 years old and the last Huarachero in Sayula, Jalisco. Although his woven Huaraches have won him awards in regional craft competitions, today like may Huaracheros his business has become very difficult. Although Señor…

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Huaraches!

There are Huaraches north of old Mexico. As a craftsman of sorts, I understand that making a “one-off” of something does not imply expertise and replication builds a real understanding of the object being produced. However, this is certainly not … Continue reading

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Walking Shoes

  My new walking shoes.  Simple stitch-down design weighing in at about 14 oz (0.4 kg) each.  The leather is Hermann Oak 2/3 oz for the uppers and 12 oz (I think) for the mid-sole and out-sole.  There is also … Continue reading

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