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A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

So, this is how I am gonna roll from now. I had to realize something important. There are more and more shoemaking courses out there. In a certain way it is great. I really don’t mind it. On the other hand student can’t distinguish between them so the competition is – an understatement is coming – very unfair. Anyway, let’s move forward, I was one of the first who started to teach shoemaking courses, so now it is time to step to the next level – do something even better, even higher level. One on one courses.

The best possible way to learn a craft and probably everybody would agree. As a student you get all the attention, all the feedback and way less distraction.

It doesn’t mean that certain topics will not be taught for groups – like visiting teachers will teach short courses, I will teach no hands on ones, consultation courses, individually customized ones for small groups – but the main profile will be one on one. Intense, better than any other. I will soon announce the dates (some of them are already filled up, sorry – I announced this in my Facebook group, so there was a huge interest).

At the ned look at this happy face – a guy who just customized sneakers, now he makes them from scratch. Isn’t it just awesome? (it was a small class though for the record).


Some other stuff from the workshop.. The last class.


And a few photo from straight from the bench.

A few upper in the process.

Pattern-making


Savannah Cordwainers prototypes


Equestrian boot project


Skiving demo

Throwback… Well… Tuesday.

Riding boot in the process. 

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