Tag 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

About these ads
Posted in shoemaking, shoes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mid-Cut Huaraches From Tuxpan, Jalisco

Originally posted on Huarache Blog:
Tuxpan in Southern Jalisco is a small town well known for its Tacos “Tuxpenos” and less known for its unique Mid-Cut Huarache style. That being nowadays said their is so little demand for the Tuxpan…

Posted in huaraches, shoemaking | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcycled Sweater Shoes

Originally posted on UncommonCate:
Lovely warm and soft, these shoes (or perhaps slippers) began as an accidentally shrunken wool sweater. These poor, shrunken, often high quality wool sweaters end up in thrift and consignment stores on a regular basis. They…

Posted in DIY, moccasins, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in leather work, shoe making, shoemaking, shoes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taller De Curtiduria González – Vegetable Tanning the Best Huarache Leathers

Originally posted on Huarache Blog:
Unlike almost all of mainstream footwear, Huarache leather is still vegetable tanned using tree bark. Few tanneries in the world still offer vegetable tanned leathers because of the slower tanning process and higher material costs.…

Posted in huaraches, leather work | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Huarache Design

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

Posted in huaraches, leather work, shoemaking, shoes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Le Cordonnier

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

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment