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  1. How Saint Crispin’s shoes are made

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    July 25, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  2. Shell cordovan leather in 1880s shoes

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    July 20, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Shell cordovan, the darling bud of 21st century high-end shoemaking, was a well-known piece of ass back in 1880s already. …
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  3. Shoe advice from The Foot Doctor #3

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    July 12, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Parts one and two behind the links. VR: How do you see a great fit for shoes? MW: Most people …
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  4. J.H. Thornton’s Textbook of Footwear Manufacture

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    July 8, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company is an American non-profit organization for all shoemakers who care about the Gentle Craft and its …
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  5. Shoe advice from The Foot Doctor #2

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    June 27, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    VR: You also have a thing for shoes. Is leather your favourite material for footwear? Likely the reader already has …
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  6. Shoe advice from The Foot Doctor

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    June 14, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Matthew Wohlgemuth is a senior medical student of podiatry with a specialization in foot as well as ankle surgery, and biomechanics …
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  7. A history of opera pumps/court shoes

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    May 22, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Opera pumps (or court shoes) are the plainest formalwear shoes for men. Their archetype dates back to at least the …
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  8. American shoemaking in the 1930s Thom McAn factory

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    April 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  9. Daisuke Yamashita’s shoe journey

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    March 30, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Daisuke Yamashita has a mission. He has travelled the world to meet as many artisans as possible, and documented his …
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  10. Made to order shoes from László Vass

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    March 12, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    László Vass is a Hungarian artisanal shoe workshop set up in Budapest in 1978. In his old interview with Keikari, …
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