Shoemaking sites

Was your Grandfather (or Grandmother) a shoemaker? Perhaps an Uncle? Or maybe just someone you knew and remember from childhood. Tell us the story.
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#76 Post by dw » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:00 am

Al,

Well, I know I will have at least two strikes against me (that you are an historian and that you are a Southerner [mind you I was raised in Missouri]) when I suggest that one of the best reads ever found was Guns of the South and the ensuing alternative history series that ends around 1940 by Harry Turtledove. I guess we're a bit OT here so I'll just say give it a chance... and let it go at that.

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#77 Post by cordphilip » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:56 am

Hi all and a belated Happy New Year to one and all. My website is now 'live' along with it's own forum.. hopefully to be able to run side-by-side with no argey bargey !! More important though is we keep on making shoes and making our customers happy !! Cheers everyone. Philip

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#78 Post by headelf » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:07 pm

Thought those with an interest in riding boots would
enjoy this site that specializes in polo boots, including some beautiful street shoes and variations on the Western Boot.

The wooden boot trees are a thing of beauty.

http://www.fagliano.com.ar/

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#79 Post by dw » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:17 pm

Here's a tour of a couple of NorthHampton shoe factories...

Just thought some would like to see the various goings-on that occur there...Image

It's very interesting.

http://tinyurl.com/39qel6

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#80 Post by hidesmith » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:37 am

the lasting machine looks like Larry's

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#81 Post by walrus » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:31 pm

Bruce
You are right it is an LM7 Bed Laster, just like the one that I have in my shop .Great machine its nice to see it used by some of the better makers .It also looks like they use a pullover machine as well for the pre lasting .Tom Mattimore has the one that I used in my shop both machines go a great job.when used properly.
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#82 Post by romango » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:40 am

Here is an interesting peek inside the Dr Martens US factory.

http://stylesalvage.blogspot.com/2010/03/dr-martens-craft-of-iconic-shoe.html

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#83 Post by english_shoemaker » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:18 am

hi i am a english bespoke hand shoe maker of 40 plus years and a new member to the site, made just about every type of footwear in my time mostly for london and othopaedics, was train in northampton england by the very best, any body want to chat and say hello.

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#84 Post by admin » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:37 am

Victor,

You might want to post this in "The Registry" and maybe post a photo of yourself and/or your shoes.

But either way, welcome to the Crispin Colloquy. It's always nice to have another bespoke maker contributing.

I am looking forward to seeing some examples of your work in The Gallery.

Emmett

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#85 Post by sharon_raymond » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:01 am

I finally have so many things in place -

website - www.simpleshoemaking.com
blog - www.simpleshoemaking.wordpress.com
etsy shop - etsy.com/shop/simpleshoemaking
facebook page - [url=http://www.facebook....24556516?ref=hl]http://www.facebook....24556516?ref=hl[/url]

(twitter and linked in are going to have to wait - a looonnng time!)(my apologies to those of you who have read the same message on www.leatherworker.net)

- that I am ready to reach out and try to get people to read all of this stuff!

I have spent the last three years - since I was inspired to do so at the Convention in Sturbridge - putting shoemaking patterns I have accumulated into books - How to Make the Simplest Sandals, How to Make Simple Shoes for Women, How to Make Simple Shoes for Children, How to Make Simple Sandals, and How to Make Simple Moccasins, and making dvds to supplement them.

So if you are curious about stitch-down shoemaking, I invite you to take a look at one of my sites. Any comments would be enjoyed.

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