In 2006 I decided to shift my primary craft focus to the Art of Making Shoes.
Shoes are hard to make.
This is where I am so far. I like to call myself a "Self Directed Apprentice"
I also make custom tools for Shoe and Boot Making
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2016 Sandal Development V3 (1/4" padded in-sole)
Working on the 3rd in the development series, of the sandal.
This fully hemmed version includes darts to re leave the stiffness at the toe and tongue areas.
Further development of the insole "pocket" understanding the best techniques.
Also going with a chain stitched welt.
Glued 1st, then ground flat, then stitched.
The notch reliefs are so helpful in eliminating rub points.