Reporter: John Shepherd

Jun. 28, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: John Shepherd | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 6-Summer Course 2016

My Sixth Week After many drawings of lasts from different angles, I started drawing shoes. My theme was ghillie shoes, using loops for the lacing. After drawing a few styles, i worked on shading and… [Read more]


Jun. 14, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: John Shepherd | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 5-Summer Course 2016

My Fifth Week Last Saturday, I visited the shoe store of Stefano Bemer. They create handmade shoes, primarily for men, but there is a new line of women’s shoes, based on men’s styling. It is an ins… [Read more]


Jun. 06, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: John Shepherd | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 4-Summer Course 2016

My Fourth Week The oxford shoes are well underway now. They will be “welted”, or as they say here in Italy, “goodyear stitched.” This method involves sewing the lasted upper to the insole, with a s… [Read more]


Jun. 02, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: John Shepherd | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 3-Summer Course 2016

My Third Week It is week three and I got a good start on my first pair of shoes. Using the pattern I made in week 2, I cut out the leather pieces and assembled the uppers. The style is a black oxford… [Read more]


May. 31, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: John Shepherd | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 2-Summer Course 2016

My Second Week My second week was spent practicing the pattern-making steps I learned in week one.I also made the pattern and the complete shoe for the third décolleté style, the “Chanel”. With the t… [Read more]


May. 27, 2016 | Posted in Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: John Shepherd | Course: Shoe Making/Design
Shoe Making 1-Summer Course 2016

My First Week I arrived in Florence on Sunday evening. I was pleasantly greeted by a young Italian man. He drove me to the apartment where I will be staying for the duration of the course. The apar… [Read more]



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