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A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

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Rare product from my workshop – a woman sandal. Every girl deserve to have a red, patent shiny, alligator sandal, right? 😉

Here is a close shot. The details of the alligator skin are just amazing. It is not the cheapest stuff to work with – I wouldn’t suggest it for beginners, but on the other hand – with a little experience – it is not crazy hard. There are plenty different finishes for the alligator skin from the ultra-soft, dress material to the hard, shiny one + many-many colors. The best idea, if you ever plan to make something from this noble material to go to the factory directly.

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The interesting detail for shoemakers in this product is the counter. Shaping a counter in case of a normal shoe, is not a big deal – the toe lasting will take care of it, not in case of a sandal. Maybe once I will create a tutorial about that…

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