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#1451 Post by dw » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:08 am

Thanks paul...

As one of my recent students said, "it's just for _______ (spouse)". :crackup:

These were just for my son-in-law. The good news is that until now he's never had a "real" pair of shoes.
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#1452 Post by martin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:58 am

A type of one piece shoe of Germanic origin. The original find is dated to the 3rd - 4th century AD. Note the raised horizontal and off-center vertical seam around the heel. The asymmetric design with carved decoration is typical for these shoes. Made of 4-5mm veg tan cow leather.
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#1453 Post by dw » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:21 am

Martin,

Say, those look great. How did you shape them? The toe is so well formed, the "tabs"(?) are even twisted. Almost looks like the shoe was formed over a last...???
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#1454 Post by homeboy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:24 am

:clap: Nice job Martin!
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#1455 Post by martin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:25 am

DW, you are spot on :-) First handshaped them and formed the heel area over my shoemaker's anvil, then used a normal (modern) last to wet shape them. They quickly adapt to the wearer's feet when they're broken in I find.

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#1456 Post by Emilyparker » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Hey everyone... I've been studying with DW and Randee for the past week and learning to make some packer boots. Thought I'd share some photos from the week:) cheers!
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#1458 Post by homeboy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Emily,

THANKS a bunch for the pics! Brought back many fine memories of my time there. Soak it up! Keep taking notes and pics....it will help later on after you leave.

Give D.W. and Randee a big "howdy" for me!

Thanks once again for sharing! Keep'em coming!

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#1459 Post by Emilyparker » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 pm

Well since your asked ... here are a few more:) lol. Have a great weekend!!
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#1460 Post by dw » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:59 pm

Three posts and already figured out how to post photos! Good on you, Emily.

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#1461 Post by martin » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 am

Another pair from the Roman department: Saalburg no. 218, one of the finds of various types of low shoes dated to the 2nd half of the 2nd century AD, in an unnailed version and decorated with cut out and punched patterns. The 2nd century AD saw these low shoes in fashion before shoes covering the ankle returned again with the start of the 3rd century.
Construction is a one piece upper, tunnel stitched outer sole and a 2 piece midsole fixed to the insole with a narrow, thin strap of leather.
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#1462 Post by paul » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:30 am

Those look wonderful Martin. I'm sure you're pleased with them.
I'd love a look at your sole construction...

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#1463 Post by dw » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:33 am

I second that...would love to see the "tunnel stitch". No one has ever covered that on this forum.
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#1464 Post by martin » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:20 pm

Certainly, my pleasure! FYI, I'm using pictures from various shoes I did over the years to illustrate the details. The construction is a rather easy one, though apparently widespread in Roman times. With multi-piece and multi-layered sole shoes, midsoles (one or multi piece) in various types of shoes were typically held in place by leather strips like this (with the upper braced in place.):
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#1465 Post by martin » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:27 pm

The outer sole is prepared with flesh-side "tunnels", going ca. through half the thickness of the leather
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and then sewn on through all layers
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Here you can see both the tunnel-stitch thread and the leather straps fixing the midsole pieces.
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The majority of these shoes additionally seem to have been nailed throughout with up to more than 100 nails per shoe, which of course further strengthens the whole construction while also providing excellent grip.

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#1466 Post by dw » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:40 am

Thanks for posting that, Martin. I am looking forward to some time to study it in more depth.
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#1467 Post by paul » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:29 am

Yes, I found this interesting also. Thank you.
"Navaho" mocs have a similarity in the tunnel stitch technique.
I wonder if there isn't some crossover from Conquistadores?
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#1468 Post by martin » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:08 am

Hm, I somehow doubt that, Paul. Reason being that to my knowledge 15th/16th cent. shoes didn't use tunnel stitch construction except where repair clump soles were sewn on.

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#1469 Post by paul » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:37 am

Just speculating. You'd know better than I.
Thank you tho.

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#1470 Post by ygtyftree » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:17 am

I would like to share some photos of the first shoe I made. I read the posts of HCC and watched most shoe making videos I could find online before I started. The shoe turns out to be better than I expected. Because I didn't know if I will end up wasting the bot of leather, I cut only one pattern (upper/lining) for the left foot. Now the challenge is to make one the same for the right foot.
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#1471 Post by homeboy » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:32 am

Pretty darn good! Keep it up and Thanks for posting!
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#1472 Post by martin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:20 pm

Congrats! Nice work!

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#1473 Post by paul » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:31 am

Very respetable! Start another!
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#1474 Post by ygtyftree » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:17 am

Thanks Gents. All done today
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#1475 Post by dw » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:28 am

In honour of St. Crispin's Day this pair of shoes...

Seamless wholecut, veg retan calf, 1" heel (photo essay here)

Not my best work but a lot of new (to me) stuff that I tried... and they fit!!
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