Tarantula: Summary

Tarantula, adult pair number 19, is done. This post is a display of the finished shoes – in the construction post, I describe how they were made.


The vamp and quarters is made with 4 oz Tanneries du Puy Epsom printed calf, while the toe caps, facings and heels are in a fine grain aniline Italian calf.


This is the first pair finished on my new lasts, model #980 from Springline lasts with a chisel toe.

Toe Closeup 2

The outsoles were stitched at 9 spi.

Toe closeup

The outsoles were then finished trying to follow the steps as described by Carreducker.

Grass outsoles

Seamless heels.

Heels low res

Ready for a summer stroll.

Grass image

From above:

studio tarantula


Construction: English welted
4 oz Epsom printed Tanneries du Puy + 3-4 oz Italian calf
Lining: 2 oz vegetable tanned crust baby calf
Insoles: Tärnsjö Garveri
Outsoles: J. Rendenbach 9 iron
Toe/heel stiffeners: 5 oz from Tärnsjö Garveri
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
Heel lifts: 5 mm veg tan from Leather & Grindery
Sockliner: 4 oz vegetable tanned crust calf side

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