Wasa: Summary

Wasa is now completed, made in the legacy of the Swedish king – father of the land, tyrant, master of haircuts.


This is a display of the finished shoes – in the construction post, I describe how they were made.

These images are edited extremely little, and the french boxcalf from Kolde leder does all the work. Here’s Wasa by the river in my back yard.

Wasa Riverside

Standing on some twigs.

Wasa sticks

The richness of the leather really appears in the shade.

Wasa Hillside shot2

Life is slowly returning to the barren land.

Wasa forest

On the pale grass of my garden.

Gustav Wasa

I really like this leather.

Gustaf Wasa

An angled look at the arch profile.

grass waist

I can’t decide which backdrop I like best.

Gustav Vasa stone



I went for a square outsole shape to compliment the Springline lasts.

square toes

Here’s a detailed look at a toe.

brouging toe


heel side


J. Rendenbach hidden channel outsoles.

Wasa Rendenbach outsoles


Construction: English welted
French boxcalf in dark brown from Kolde leder, contrasted by reverse calf suede from A&A Crack (brand unknown).
Lining: Chrome tanned black lining leather, origin unknown.
Insoles: J&FJ Baker & Co, 9 Iron buffed insole shoulder.
Outsoles: J. Rendenbach 9 iron
Toe/heel stiffeners: 5 oz from Tärnsjö Garveri
Welt: natural welting leather from Leather & Grindery
Shank: Plastic, from Leather & Grindery
Heel lifts:5 oz from Tärnsjö Garveri
Sockliner: 4 oz vegetable tanned crust calf side



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