Happy New Year!

First: thanks for visiting my blog this year! It was nice to see the growing number of visitors. Here is a nice diagram – your present to me: And second: I promise I will do a few things different this year. I try to post at least 2-3 times per week, post more pictures and… Read More

Comprehensive tutorial for the Cemented Construction

So this step by step shoemaking guide is my present for beginner shoemakers. Note: this won’t replace a master, so you can try to make a pair shoe, but you can achieve more success with proper instructions. I put together these pictures from a video I made for students, so this is NOT the way… Read More


A shy girl, making a flat shoe. Every designer (like her) should learn at least the basics about the shoemaking, make some pairs with their cute hands, to understand better the construction and make more advanced design. You know what I think about it? Designers usually focus only the upper and the look of the… Read More

Mysterious monday

Hey I never thought that I will give this title to my post, but today, when I started to work on a pair and took out the toe puffs from the bag, I recognize something strange..  look at this: And closer… Still don’t see? OK, let me highlight it for you, dear reader. But a… Read More

Return of the Chukka

Here is my chukka order, what I finish soon. Same 7 spi than before, double sole, French boxcalf, etc.. Start to look like a shoe, doesn’t it? It is a pity that I have to put paint on them… Tomorrow they will be ready. They must be ready.