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post #61 of 80
How much, all in, did tools and materials for one pair of shoes cost, if you don't mind sharing?
post #62 of 80
Wow amazing, I too will be watching with great anticipation.
post #63 of 80
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post
How much, all in, did tools and materials for one pair of shoes cost, if you don't mind sharing?

About 300$

150 for leather (upper, sole...), glue, nails, screw, cork... (but i made a bag, a belt and a wallet with the extra)
150 for all the tools.

For the next adventure it will be about 250$ for the leather
I will take a much better leather i found the tannery who provide John Lobb for the upper and the one who provide Lobb and Corthay for the sole. Unfortunately they only sell full skins but you can make 4 or 5 pairs of shoes in one skin.

So the real price for one pair is not that much
I should say 150$ altogether
post #64 of 80
How many hours did this take?
post #65 of 80
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How many hours did this take?

About 100 hours but that was my first pair so i was learning as the same time as i was doing.
For the next one i plan to do it in about 70 hours.
post #66 of 80
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About 100 hours but that was my first pair so i was learning as the same time as i was doing.
For the next one i plan to do it in about 70 hours.

Wow it really is a labour of love.
post #67 of 80
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Wow it really is a labour of love.

Yes but the challenge for me was to do and to understand the process, i didn't really care about the result.
After the first try i was pretty satisfy with the result, that's why i keep going and because now i am sure about the work i will be able to make.
post #68 of 80

Keep on bespoking.
post #69 of 80
Wow, all i can say is wow. in Australia there are no shoe makers apart form andrew MacDonad and his designs arnt to my traste. i have 6 months off to i'd love to give this a shot. i'll end up being able to read french by the time i'm done whth the blog site i think lol
beautiful
post #70 of 80
fullb,

What color are you in mind for the next project?
Could you sell me 1/4 of the skin, so that we can share the cost?
$250 for a skin is very expensive. How large is it? the normal calf should be arround 10-15 sq. ft. isn't it?
post #71 of 80
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fullb,

What color are you in mind for the next project?
Could you sell me 1/4 of the skin, so that we can share the cost?
$250 for a skin is very expensive. How large is it? the normal calf should be arround 10-15 sq. ft. isn't it?

No the price of the skin is about 170$ for 21 sq. ft.(250$ is the total price for all the different parts of the shoes)
I still don't know about the colour.
I have to think about your proposal but i am afraid the price for the shipping to Hong Kong will be huge...
I will let you know by PM.

Here is a picture of the samples i received from the Tannery.

post #72 of 80
Woo, the price is not bad then.
If you don't want to share, may be you could buy me one sheet, and then ship it to me.
Then you could cut up few sq. ft (good for 1 pair) as your handling fee.
Please think about my suggestion, it is very diffcult to buy good leather in HK.
I think mail it by normal airmail in a tube won't cost too much.
I bought some leather/ parchment (for bookbinding and calligraphy) from United Kingdom and Holland in this way before.
post #73 of 80
wow, awesome shoes!!!!!!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #74 of 80
I consider myself to be pretty handy, but I'm quite sure I couldn't make shoes as nice as those without extensive classes.
post #75 of 80
You are very talented!
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