Tag: oxford

  • Safety Toe Shoes

    Safety Toe Shoes

    These red and black oxfords were made for a woman who works in an amazon warehouse and is required to wear safety toe shoes. She has some issues with her feet which made the wearing of off the shelf shoes impractical and uncomfortable. These are made with La Ruota vegetable tan red and black suede.…

  • T-Strap Nouveau Revisited

    T-Strap Nouveau Revisited

    I don’t usually take clients with a deadline because so many things can happen to delay the making of the final shoes. I don’t feel comfortable putting work out there that I can’t feel proud of, so I’d rather be late than not meet my basic standards for the look and the quality. Nonetheless, I…

  • Reddish Brown Full Brogue

    Reddish Brown Full Brogue

    These oxfords were made for a young woman who wanted a no-compromise scholarly classic shoe for all seasons. No hothouse flower, she wanted all the benefits of a full thickness leather sole, but didn’t want to expose it to the elements without some protection. Covering the sole of the forefoot is some thin but tough…

  • Blue Black Oxford

    Blue Black Oxford

    The upper is hand dyed top finished vegetable tanned Italian leather. Blue quarters and tongue, black toe caps, vamps, and backstraps. This pair was built using cement construction. These shoes are unlined with sewn in heel counters and toe boxes. Leather sole and heels, Virbram rubber heel cap. I used this pair for my “All…

  • Kingfisher Oxford

    Kingfisher Oxford

    Upper is blue and brown vegetable tanned leather with an iridescent finish. Welted construction, leather midsole and Vibram Gumlite sole. My client wanted a design reminiscent of the Eurasian Kingfisher, a bird with dominant blue coloring and accents of orange brown on the chest and tail. In addition to the kingfisher colors, this design features…

  • Kangaroo Cycling Oxford

    Kangaroo Cycling Oxford

    Vegetable tanned kangaroo upper, vegetable tanned calf liner, cement construction. Vibram composite sole. These are custom shoes with an extra hidden feature for riding a bike with clip and strap pedals.

  • Bosco Oxford

    Bosco Oxford

    Upper is vegetable tanned brown Bosco and blue Alba Tamponato leather from the La Ruota tannery in Italy. Welted construction, leather midsole and Vibram Gumlite sole.

  • Water Buffalo Oxford

    Water Buffalo Oxford

    Water buffalo leather upper, vegetable tanned calf liner, English welt and German soling leather.

  • Red and Black High Tops

    Red and Black High Tops

    The vegetable tanned cow upper is also fully lined with vegetable tanned cow for extra durability. Welted construction stitched to the midsole using a braided stitch. A Vibram Gumlite unit sole is attached on over the mid-sole.

  • Deep Green Oxford

    Deep Green Oxford

    Deep green upper, vegetable tanned calf liner. English welt and single stitching. Italian Nubuk soling leather. These use the hidden stitch technique on the sole side of the welt. The thread is embedded but not visible.

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