Tag Archives: leather work

Ghillies (simple shoes) again

Here’s a simple shoe design that was made by our ancestors before there were shoe shops or Zappos.  Much of the Europe population, both male and female wore a variation of this for many millenia, right up into the early … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker

A rare self-portrait of the Maker responsible all this nonsense… I’ll need to make a proper one; more in-focus and with a better mirror next time.

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The Vikings Used Comfortable Shoes

Originally posted on ThorNews:
 One of the original boots found in the Oseberg Burial Mound dating back to 834 AD. (Photo: skinnblogg.blogspot.no) A number of complete Viking Age shoes found in Scandinavia and England have the same characteristics. They are…

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Simple but Ingenious

Tying your own shoes – Before looking at the ethnographic literature I experimented with tying up some simple sandals with mixed success.  It turns out that it’s not as simple as one might think.  Now I’m a connoisseur and am … Continue reading

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Huaraches!

There are still Huaraches north of old Mexico.  As I prepare to resole my huaraches I thought it might be good to look back on them as a very viable hand-made shoe. For a long time while searching for huarache … Continue reading

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