Sunday, May 18, 2014

Shoes for my Uncle

These where made for my uncle. In a generation where every man had to be a maker, he was considered a Great maker.  He restores antique cars for a hobby.  He injured his feet in a car accident about 30 years ago and has been making his own shoes since then.  His technique was to buy the uppers from a shoe manufacturer and then to last them on lasts that was made for his feet.  After 30 years his feet had changed quite a bit so we workshop-ed the lasts to fit his feet.  I designed, made and lasted the shoes. Then he gave me a lesson on shaping soles.  We'll have to see if it all works well before making him another pair.

If you are interested in shoemaking check out this playlist of Youtube videos:


  1. Nice work Hugo! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!