Making the Leather Shoe

I recently bought a pair of tennis shoes that lasted all of three months before a quarter-sized hole appeared in the ball of the foot. Disposable! Totally disposable!

My frustration is out-of-bounds when it comes to shoes. My brand name hiking boots lasted eight months before the soles were worn away. I expect them to last at least a year!

So I relished this video showing a shoemaker handcrafting a leather shoe. It is a built-up leather shoe and it takes time to make. Settle into a quiet place. The video is 24 minutes, and it’ll make your inner work muse shine.

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