Matching Bag and Shoes

Brown and Blue Spring Oxford 2012For the folks in Portland who came to visit while I was making shoes on display in March at  Larry Olmstead’s workshop inside Halo shoes,  here is a photo of the finished shoes of my work that was in progress for 2 1/2 weeks. I made these using leather that Larry has used in several of his leather bags. The side view shows the welted construction. The upper is vegetable tanned leather from the La Ruota tannery in Italy. It turns out the leather not only to makes stunning bags, but handsome shoes too. Stay tuned for more shoemaking events!