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Shoes and Craft

A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

Ah yes. Search for it! Then check the end:

Yes. It was me, after plenty times of editing this article about my craft. Some … admin feels right to delete my link with a  7 minutes film which is pure shoemaking, and tells more about this craft than their poor description. I don’t understand why? INtellectual Property is not an issue – I made those films, I work on them. Business? Come on! Tim’s book (with all respect) is about selling those books, right?

Now it looks like this:

Crazy isn’t it? It happened when I was typing this post.

Now let’s see what you can learn from wikipedia about shoemaking:

“Current crafters may use used car tire tread as a cheap alternative to creating soles” – well, I would not call them crafters, and I wouldn’t mention it in a post, titled “shoemaking”

Furs wrapped around feet” – Hey guys! Was it the most relevant thing what you could collect from shoemaking? Really? Maybe you should have watch that video before you deleted it!


“Most shoemakers use a last—made traditionally of iron or wood” – no dear editors. WE DON’T USE IRON LASTS. Mistake.

“Some lasts are straight, while curved lasts come in pairs: one for left shoes, the other for right shoes” – wow! one for left and the other one…. guess…. for the right! Bravo! A real essay about shoemaking!

I gave up with wikipedia.

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