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Shoes and Craft

A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

So, this is the next project. I love lasts – I have a bunch of old ones (now they are all overused, so good for decoration, and admire the old times’ masters accuracy), and plenty new. I must confess: sometimes I order a whole run, but when they arrive after a week I realize, that I have something else in my mind to make.. So they go the the selves to rest. Or maybe some students will love them and we make a deal. Anyway, I found some huge boxes of old lasts at a corner. (OK, OK, I found them, right?) I remember 3 years ago I put them there, but I didn’t like any of them so much, but now – I found an amazing middle-heel one. So sophisticated, so anatomically exact (well, some explanation: the old ones made the arch shape a bit different – some ladies just love those).

So, get to the point: I created a new one. I worked days on it (not continuously, but I went back sometimes, but an edge here… then remove again.. the put it back.. then make them smooth.. then sharp again… and so on. Finally I made the “RTW 2012 Last”. I played with the idea, that I call it apocalypse, but not. I will find some more simple name. For obvious reasons I will just posts pics about the prototype.

On the tube: I got something fantastic this week! A riding boot, made ENTIRELY (Yes, uppers, too! If you know anything about the CRAFT, you know why it is a big word) by hand. Amazing piece. Pictures comes soon.

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