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I like the closed, round toes on this one. From http://huaracheblog.wordpress.com/. About these ads
18th century tools of the bootmaker’s trade. Click for the source.
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
Reblogged from Huarache Blog: Nestled into the Sierra Norte mountains of Oaxaca is the small town of Yalalag. Yalalag is very precious World Heritage site, not only for it’s strong Pre-Hispanic traditions, but also because like only a handful of … Continue reading
Prang’s Aids For Object Teaching written by Norman Allison Calkins in 1877. From the Shoemaker’s Shop, Colonial Williamsburg.
Reblogged from Huarache Blog: 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 Alfaro … Continue reading
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
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
Lunch-time post: I began working on a shoemaker’s toolbox this weekend. It’s based on an eighteenth century design but probably goes back further. It will have leather “pockets” for the awls and some long tools. The difference between this and … Continue reading
National Geographic reports a remarkable find of Roman shoes in Camelon, Scotland. I hope to see the report. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10/111010-roman-empire-shoes-fort-britain-archaeology-science/