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.
Standing on some twigs.
The richness of the leather really appears in the shade.
Life is slowly returning to the barren land.
On the pale grass of my garden.
I really like this leather.
An angled look at the arch profile.
I can’t decide which backdrop I like best.
I went for a square outsole shape to compliment the Springline lasts.
Here’s a detailed look at a toe.
J. Rendenbach hidden channel outsoles.
Construction: English welted
Uppers: 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