Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I have finally finished my new shoes! I've learned a lot already and these ones feel a lot sturdier. This time I lined the leather with canvas, added a 'shank' for support (a thin strip of aluminum that I cut from an old eavestrough), added an extra layer of rubber sole and sealed it all in with a thin strip of leather all around the edge (a 'rand', I'm told). So far this has all been gleened from books, the internet, trial and error, word of mouth and common sense. I think my next step will be to get some expert advice.