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  1. The Nikolaus Tuczek chisel toe


    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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  2. Nikolaus Tuczek


    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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  3. Triple Sole Snow Shoes


    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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  4. Edmund Hillary’s Walking Boots


    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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  5. Horween’s Shell Cordovan Colours


    November 12, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    I’ve a thing for shell cordovan and particularly those from Horween, so a mostly definitive post on the various shades …
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  6. Norvegese Welt Construction


    November 10, 2013 by Ville Raivio

  7. Factory Tour at Alden Shoe Company


    November 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Nick Horween toured the factory at Alden in February. Plenty of great photos of the factory floor, hefty steel shanks, …
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  8. Caring for Shell Cordovan


    November 7, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    This is my shell cordovan care guide. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is not …
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  9. Keikari’s The Dandy Shoe Model with TLSC


    October 31, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Back in December 2012, Keikari’s forum members voted on the details of a collaborative shoe model made by The Left …
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  10. Anatomy of Rozsnyai Shoes


    October 26, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Keikari’s left-hand corner flies the banner of Rozsnyai (pronounced ROASH-gnaw-yee) shoes, so this article is not a review but a …
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