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« on: April 14, 2012 04:38:19 PM »

I just finished a pair of very plain Black Oxfords for my oldest brother and am waiting to hear from him as to what he thinks of them.  He has some fitting problems that made these a bit of a special challenge.  His feet are curved quite a bit, in different places and are a size and a half different in length and one is a D width while the other is an E.  All in all it makes the shoes look a little off kilter in the pictures, but all of his shoes have the same appearance.  

These are made of 3 ounce bullhide with pigskin lining and have kangaroo laces.









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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012 05:02:55 PM »

Fabulous! Those look really wonderful and I'm sure he'll be thrilled with them.

I'm fascinated by the whole idea of shoe making. How long does the whole shoe making process take?
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012 05:22:34 AM »

absolutely fabulous!
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Gorgeous! I'm sure your brother is grateful for your efforts even if they don't fit perfectly Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012 12:43:37 PM »

These are so awesome! I love your work Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012 03:48:15 PM »

I'm fascinated by the whole idea of shoe making. How long does the whole shoe making process take?


The total time varies a bit depending on style and details of a given shoe.  These were quite a challenge as I had some unexpected surprises including hidden flaws in the leather that tore while stretching on the last making it necessary to remake one of the shoes from scratch and having to redo one of the soles for a similar problem that appeared during the pre-finish sanding.  They took about twice as long as they should have, but were well worth the effort.

Ordinarily a pair like this would take around 35 to 40 hours using all hand techniques as I do except for closing (stitching together the uppers) and the final finishing.  Simpler shoes might take as little as 30 hours and a pair of boots 45 hours or more.  The more detail that goes into a pair, the more time gets added.

Eventually I hope to be able to afford a sole stitcher.  That $5000 (If I get lucky) machine will save me a good 5 hours or so per pair all by itself.  Not to mention the wear and tear on the hands.

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