Here at my 21st pair, I’m starting to realize I can’t keep documenting every single pair meticulously. I started making this pair in January 2020 as a meditation, in waiting for some other step to dry on some “main project” shoe. Once started, it must at some point also be finished, so here it is – “Pink Panther”.
The black Weinheimer leather really screams of quality with its super tight grain.
A closeup of the face, closed with Serafil 40s thread.
Toe closeup. Hand stitched outsole at 9 spi.
Catching some evening sunlight in my back yard.
The leather outsoles were sewn with a hidden seam, decorated in black and pink, and given sharp waists.
Construction: English welted
Uppers: Weinheimer box calf and Italian madras calf
Lining: 2 oz veg tanned baby calf
Outsoles: Italian veg tanned outsole butt
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 veg tanned crust calf side