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  1. Hippo leather boots from Rozsnyai Shoes

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    June 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The newest chapter in my journey in Austro-Hungarian shoemaking was assisted by SourceCulture, the only webstore with stock pairs from …
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  2. Factory tour at J.M. Weston

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    May 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  3. A history of saddle shoes

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    May 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The saddle shoe is a leisure model, where a separate piece of leather is cut and sewn over the waist of …
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  4. László Vass workshop tour

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    May 16, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The excellent Claymoor’s list, one of my favourite shoe sites, has previously shared many snaps from the Vass workshop. The …
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  5. The coolest summer shoe leathers

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    May 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    We all have anecdotal knowledge of the differences between leathers in the heat of summer, but it’s always nice to …
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  6. Austerity oxfords from Rozsnyai Shoes

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    April 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    This latest post in a series on the fineries of Austro-Hungarian shoemaking picks off where the last Budapester post concluded. …
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  7. The Nikolaus Tuczek chisel toe

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    March 4, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The skill and Ethos of Tuczek was featured on Keikari around a year ago, and last month I updated the …
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  8. Nikolaus Tuczek

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    February 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Nikolaus Tuczek was a renowned shoemaker whose name pops up occasionally on menswear sites and forum discussions. Despite his masterful …
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  9. Triple Sole Snow Shoes

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    November 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Leave it to the Italians: vintage triple sole snow shoes with turned toes in brown grain leather with bellows tongue, …
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  10. Edmund Hillary’s Walking Boots

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    November 13, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    In 1952, shoemaker Robert Laurie completed walking boots for Edmund Hillary‘s brisk walk around Mount Everest. The odd boot below …
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