Chukka Boot | May 2019
May 2 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm$275 – $550
This is a 4-day shoemaking class in which we will all build a custom pair of internal stitchdown chukka boots with cushioned Vibram outsoles.
In this class, we begin by making a casting of your foot (they will truly be custom built), then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting and skiving, then stitching and assembly. We will be using industrial, walking-foot sewing machines in this class to assemble the uppers. Some sewing machine experience is helpful but not required. Once the upper and sole are attached, we move onto closure, finishing, and finally attaching and trimming the soles.
We cover a wide assortment of leather working techniques and tools in these classes, but at the heart of what I’m really sharing are a few simple methods of attaching the upper to the sole. The design or style of the upper is kind of secondary here; once you understand how to attach the upper to the sole on this pair, you are free to let your imagination run wild on your next!
These are my comfortable, everyday, around-town and work boots.
This pair of shoes could easily last you for the rest of your life if well taken care of!
Space is limited to 5 students per class, and they fill quickly.
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