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post #31 of 49
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While I agree with the above posts that your skills are amazing for an amateur, I think that the shape of the last is a bit strange; the arch seems really high. .


How do you know he doesn't have cloven hoofs?

Seriously, while adelaides and short wings are both deal-killers for me, these shoes have real personality and good shape.
post #32 of 49
It appears the last has a high instep which provides a nice shape

I'm not a fan of rounded toe shoes but this has a nice shape to it

I also was happy to see Fritzl agreeing with Manton.
post #33 of 49
jesus christ... amazing.

please keep it up... art is like a flower - its beauty transcends utility.

and yet you have both.
post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
Fullb,

Shoefan answer it at last thread already

Thank you very much Fishball i didn't get that.
post #35 of 49
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
I also was happy to see Fritzl agreeing with Manton.

why??? i am all for shoes...

most people seem not to know, that a lasted shoe looks more pronounced, because a shoe last is bigger, than the trees.
post #36 of 49
The toe caps aren't quite there to my eye, but they're not far off. All in all they look good, and I'm simply amazed. Well done!
post #37 of 49
wow, great work. amazing. Had thought about trying to make my own shoes too, but stitching and shaping leather and soles are just so diffcult.
post #38 of 49
Great work. I wish there were videos that showed excruciating detail on every step invovled, then maybe I would be willing to try something like this.

You are certainly progressing. Let me know when you want to try and make practice pairs before going public!
post #39 of 49
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I wish there were videos that showed excruciating detail on every step invovled, then maybe I would be willing to try something like this.

Marcell who is a Hungarian shoemaker (and a member here) has placed a number of videos about hand-made shoes on
www.youtube.com

Look out for the user name MarcellHun or search for ’shoe making’ and ‘shoemaking’ where you will find other videos,
from the like of Tim Skyrme (an Australian shoemaker).
post #40 of 49
i love the soles of your other shoes...can we get an additional pic for these? ...looks like this was just requested above so +1
post #41 of 49
Hey, i've been really inspired to start this lately. as i love great shoes but my upper spending limit is RMW calf craftsmans and that does not quite reach vass, EG, Kronya ect

i've watched all of Marcell's videos a few times and would love to start making shoes in a slow learning curve.

my question is, i found it really hard to find a pair of lasts, so i have last making a shot but failed really bad, then i found that there's a guy about an hours drive from me that makes custom lasts for around $100. after a brief conversation with him he asked me to come up to his factory and pick out the last shape and what not then he will make it for me. I'm guessing this means that it i get a last off him my shoes would be bespoke because the last was made for me right?
regards,
post #42 of 49
^^I think so.
US$100? It is not bad for a pair of bespoke last
post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
^^I think so.
US$100? It is not bad for a pair of bespoke last

AUD$100, even better!
cheers
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by Wrigglez View Post
AUD$100, even better!
cheers
Who?? does he have a website??
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
This is amazing. A guy teaches himself to make bespoke shoes from scratch, all by himself, and all some people can do is snipe. Maybe the shoes aren't perfect (though personally, I see nothing wrong with these and think the look great), but none of us could make a goddamned flip flop.

h8 on, losers.

+1.

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Actually, some people are morons all the time.

FTW!
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