Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Black boot, Purple Zipper? Interesting shoes

We reattached the sole on this boot.
First time I saw a purple zipper in a black boot.  I thought it was interesting.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Old Friend Slippers Before and After

 After removing the soles on these "Old Friend" house slippers, I decided these would be a good before and after.  The old soles were brittle and crumbling and I was able to resole them with some flexible cowhide leather that had been deer tanned.
Now this customer has their favorite house slippers and can continue to enjoy them for a good while longer.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Christian Louboutin Red Soleguards Before and After


Christian Louboutins are well known for their distinctive red soles.  However, brand new, they are very slippery and it doesn't take long before the red is worn away.  Vibram makes a very thin red sole guard material that keeps that distinctive red sole and gives you some grip.  This is a great way to extend the life and look of your expensive Christian Louboutins.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Interesting Shoes, Z-Coil Velcro Sandals

We reglued the insoles back in this pair of Z-Coils


Monday, January 9, 2012

Johnston & Murphy Before And After

This customer was going up north and wanted an aggressive sole for the winter weather

We put on an aggressive Gumlite sole made by Vibram, for better traction.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ostrich Skin Boots Resoled and Heeled Before and After



This pair of Ostrich Skin Boots was half-soled and heeled.  Ostrich skin is easy to identify by the prominent bumps where the feathers were attached.  I really enjoy working on nice boots like these.