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by Habitab
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bottoming techniques
Replies: 524
Views: 27381

Re: Bottoming techniques

I found this pair of shoes online: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e6/14/2c/e6142c056387e0cdfca6d134ab424433.jpg I was struck by the line of stitching that goes around the outside of the sole. I've not seen that before. Is this shoe most likely cemented in construction, and the line of sti...
by Habitab
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35500

Re: Looking for...

First, thank you for your thoughtful replies, I appreciate them. Second, I'm going to refrain from quoting each reply as I attempt to address some of the points that were brought up. I'm doing this first for the ease of writing the post, and second because I find often times the tone of a post can b...
by Habitab
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35500

Re: Looking for...

I'm working on my first shoes currently, and I'm thinking ahead to where I want to take my craft. I want to focus on sustainable and responsibly sourced materials. I know this can be a pretty tricky subject, since a lot of materials that are "better" in some respect are a lot worse in others. Faux s...
by Habitab
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11138

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

The rough Google translation below: In Spanish and mestizo, castiza Author: Cabrera, Miguel 1763 Oil on canvas Cultural Context / Style Mexican School Hometown: Mexico (North America) Dimensions: Height = 132 cm; Width = 101 cm MAM Inventory No. 00006 The painting of mestizaje, or caste, is a source...
by Habitab
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

Wow, thanks for the replies, everyone! I'm glad my gut reaction ended up being the popular opinion! I'm going to go ahead with the lasts that are a size too narrow. Once I have something resembling a shoe (even if it resembles a sack of potatoes), I'll be sure to post pictures. Thanks again for all ...
by Habitab
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

Hey all! I'm just beginning my journey into shoe making. I've spent a decent amount of time poking around on the internet (here and elsewhere) to try to get a handle on what sort of materials I'll need, as well as a bit of the actual making process. I think I'm ready to start assembling tools and ma...