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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Horween’s Shell Cordovan Colours

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    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

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    November 10, 2013 by Ville Raivio


  7. Factory Tour at Alden Shoe Company

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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