When Swedish Father of the Land Gustav Vasa ordered the construction of Uppsala Castle, little did he know it would take 470 years before the castle would be interpreted as a shoe.
The outsoles were decorated with fiddleback waists.
My heels still need some work.
A toe cap closeup:
As seen from the eyes of other shoes:
The curves of the rear ends are almost NSFW.
On the stairs of Linneanum at Uppsala Botanical Garden. The shade makes the black toe caps glow in a mystical blue.
Posing with Uppsala Castle in direct sunlight (making the toe caps appear black as midnight).
And once more, a bit closer.
Construction: English welted
Uppers: 3-4 oz madras printed calf in pink + 3-4 oz black calf
Lining: 2 oz vegetable tanned crust baby calf
Insoles: 9-10 oz veg tanned calf side from Tärnsjö Garveri
Outsoles: 9-10 oz veg tanned butt
Toe/heel stiffeners: 5 oz latigo tanned shoulder
Side stiffeners: 4 oz vegetable tanned crust calf side
Rand: 5-6 oz veg tan from Tärnsjö Garveri
Welt: natural welting leather from Leather & Grindery
Shank: Plastic, from Leather & Grindery UK
Heel lifts: 8 oz veg tanned butt from Tärnsjö Garveri
Top lifts: Prime Leather 1/4 Rubber
Sockliner: 4 oz vegetable tanned crust calf side