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A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

Monthly Archives: July 2010


Sorry Guys. I am not happy to announce this, but.. even the 2 hours video is ready, I just can’t write them before I go to Portland because of some technical difficulties. I tried what I could, but 2 hours is a bit much for my poor equipped computer, so I need to get new softwares, or hire someone. Anyway, I accept pre-orders and I promise to fulfill them as soon as it gets ready.

Good news: I will present a version in Portland, projected onto the wall. Better than nothing, but at least I am there and we make shoes!


Hard to believe, but the first version is ready. At the moment it is only available for students, and the audio commentary is still missing (just like from all my others by the way), but ready. More than 2 hours, and the best video I ever made.


I just wanted to mention that we cut 1:38 from my my first shoe making DVD! Still some minutes missing, but today we will record everything. Reconsidering the target market: I think it is more convenient for intermediate level, more than beginner, but I think it is good for everyone, who tries to make footwear. Coming soon.


So here is the result: the ready made product – a prototype, which soon goes to production, so my customers can choose it also. Plenty details left to be decided, but – I can’T tell why – I just love this construction.

This version became quite comfy and casual in the same time, I believe I will make it a bit more dress-like.


Hey I almost forget to mention: I will visit some friends in Los Angeles also after the course. First time in that city..


When I came back from New York, somehow I had the’ fixa idea’ that I want to make a moccasin. So I teached Melinda (my pattern designer and apprentice) how to make the pattern (not easy at all, I can tell you), and we started a moccasin project. Here is the first few pics about the result.


I have a request from a department store for a design video, and anyway I wanted to post something like that for a long time, so in the weekend we started to work on it, with Réka Vágó, my very talented designer friend. I have just finished the editing of the first part (soon I will post), but let me show you some “behind the scenes” pics. You can guess – we had fun.

Apparently my workshop is very dusty place. (not)

Réka is adjusting the camera, till I am trying to hide my face

Did I mention that Réka is the biggest poser?

I will come back soon with some more serious topic. Sometimes I make fun too. Unbelievable hmm?