|I can make shoes?|
|Where it all started|
I have 5 divine black italian lambskin hides that I got at less than wholesale. $2.80 SQFT for 1.5oz. But I'm holding onto them for a leather jacket. Just trying to snag a few more hides from that supplier. So I used the green "unlabeled but probably lamb" leather I got from Mood the other week. I remember when I bought it I intended to sew the straps but this project was really about getting used to the construction issues of shoes.
|I got sole!|
|Please forgive my blue toe it was cold last night|
The green upper/inner sole is a piece of mounting board wrapped in the leather with some white EVA foam on the heel. I just used the white craft foam at Michael's which is what the pattern recommended. It's still EVA foam. Texon board was recommended but thats a very industry specific thing so I couldn't find it so I had to substitute. The buckles were from Michael Levines. The sole I purchased though Etsy and its a 1/4" crepe stick on soling. Right thickness for sandals but probably not for anything else. Essentially flip flop soles.
|They kinda look a little more orthopedic granny than sexy summer sandals|
So I have successfully proven I can make shoes and I intend to make a lot more.