Determined to get the pattern right once-and-for-all I have been slaving away on a new pair of shoes. As a matter of fact, I think these shoes are completely slave-labor-free. The leather upper and mid-sole are oak tanned leather (Hermann Oak), and the rubber soles were cut from SoleFlex sheeting. The laces were made from brain-tanned elk hide I processed myself.
The gent’s shoe as worn.
The pattern was created without a last based on previous turn-shoes and a mock-up done in heavy canvas. The shoe has no heel or shank as I am very used to walking barefoot or in sandals and moccasins. A little more on shoes I have made here at: Footwear. And some other leather work here.