And so it was that Wenngarn is born – the very first shoe I ever made, as a self-taught amateur:
Construction: handmade with hand-held tools.
Last: Springline 977, solid wood, size UK 10F
Uppers: 3 oz (1,2 mm) chrome tanned calf, dark brown
Lining: 1 oz (0,6 mm) chrome tanned goat, sand color
Top beads: 1 oz (0,5 mm) chrome tanned baby calf, black
Insoles: 10 iron (5,5 mm) vegetable tanned calf
Insoles (loose): 4 oz (1,6 mm) vegetable tanned calf, natural
Outsoles: 9 iron (4,8 mm) vegetable tanned J. Rendenbach
Toe/heel stiffeners: 5 oz (2 mm) vegetable tanned calf shoulder
Rand: 5 oz (2 mm) vegetable tanned calf shoulder
Welt: 5 oz (2 mm) vegetable tanned calf shoulder
Heel lifts: 5 oz (2 mm) vegetable tanned calf shoulder
Top lifts: vegetable tanned (1/4 rubber) J. Rendenbach
In summary, Wenngarn turned out a lot better than my prototype pair in terms of quality, fit and apperance. While I have also noted a lot of areas to improve for future shoes, I am still very pleased with the results of my first pair of shoes.
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