Sunday, May 29, 2016

Handmade Shoes
from Unmarked

Ah! Nothing like a favorite pair of well-made kicks.
Handmade shoes cost a bit more than factory made, mass-produced shoes, but they’re entirely worth it. A brand to add to your wish list: Unmarked well-made shoes.

Started by Claribel Perez and Hugo Fonce, whose ethos is simply, "attention to detail":

“The production process for each pair of shoes or boots requires more than 200 steps and two days of intense labor from the hands of the best craftsmen.”

Utilizing the talents of local craftsman for their collection, Claribel and Hugo are blending a love of tradition with great modern design. I’m sure these feel as good on your feet as they look.

All of our products are made using heritage
machinery and techniques from early 1900's.


Schier Shoes ~ Swakopmund, Namibia ~ Est. 1938

Schier Shoes ~ Swakopmund, Namibia ~ Est. 1938:

Individually crafted from wild kudu leather, 
each shoe is one of a kind and made to last.
The Erongo consists of two cuts of skin: the Hakkie, 
and the front which are sewn together. No nails are 
used in the process. A simple sole is added in the end. 
The shoes are then finished by hand, using a knife
to perfect the outer texture of the leather.
Schier Shoes are handmade in Swakopmund, Namibia.

Velskoen, pronounced "fell-skoon" and known colloquially as "vellies," 
are the ancestor of the modern-day desert boot. Vellies were first made
in the 1600s, inspired by the footwear of the Khoikhoi tribe and crafted
using raw materials. Later, our vellies were adapted by British travellers,
packaged and renamed to be what we now know as desert boots.
Our velskoen are made in the coastal town of Swakopmund, Namibia.
There, a small group of eight Damara gentlemen assemble every
shoe by hand, turning out just 20 pairs an afternoon.
These Vellies are made of vegetable-dyed Kudu leather. The Namibian
government mandates the culling of these large native antelope
to control their population. Kudu skin yields amazingly durable leather
and suede that ages exceptionally well. Because these hides
are taken from wild animals they often show scars or other
"imperfections" that domesticated hides do not.

Stanley + Sons

Stanley + Sons
Homegrown Quality  | American Craftsmanship and Legacy

Stanley & Sons Apron and Bag Company

The original Apron and Bag Company was a manufacturer of factory aprons
and bags owned and operated by Stanley Grodzki in New York City. In 2008,
Chris Grodzki, inspired by his grandfather and the products he made, re-established
Stanley & Sons Apron and Bag Company. With close attention to detail and
construction of an American made product, every apron and bag is built to last!

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