Disclaimer: This post contains a very old attempt at shoemaking, during the very beginning of my journey. I really didn’t know what I was doing at this time, and the post is left online for archive purposes only. Please do not “learn” anything from it, as the post is certainly riddled with mistakes. It’s just a documentation on some of my thoughts as a beginner in this venture. For a more updated view of my shoemaking, please see my latest posts instead.
Augusta is a hand welted austerity brogue adelaide spectator in white and dark brown deerskin. The uppers are hand-sewn, and only handheld tools were used in production.
The design breathes of golf, and they are (litterally) made out of game. Hence the name, after Augusta National golf club.
I did a hidden outsole stitch and fiddleback waist on the J. Rendenbach outsoles. The outsoles were left in their natural color, undyed. I think this is my best outsole work as of yet.
Finishing heels has been a problem for me. This is not perfect, but it’s the best heel I’ve done to date.
Pegged up in the garden, next to the snow still covering the majority of the lawn.
And the obligatory premiere image:
Construction: handmade with hand-held tools only, English welted
Last: Springline #977, size UK 10F
Uppers: 3-4 oz deerskin in white and dark brown
Lining: 2 oz vegetable tanned crust baby calf
Top beads: 1 oz chrome tanned black baby calf
Insoles: 12-13 oz vegetable tanned crust calf butt
Sockliner: 4 oz vegetable tanned crust calf side
Outsoles: J. Rendenbach 9 iron
Toe/heel stiffeners: 5 oz vegetable tanned crust shoulder
Rand/welt combo piece: 5 oz vegetable tanned crust shoulder
Second rand: 5-6 oz vegetable tanned split shoulder
Heel lifts: 12-13 oz vegetable tanned crust calf butt
Top lifts: vegetable tanned (1/4 rubber) J. Rendenbach