Named after St Andrews Golf, the birthing grounds of golf, this pair is a classic golf shoe. It features a hand welted construction and a Softspikes screw in system, through leather outoles covered in rubber sheeting.
This is a summary of the finished shoes – In the construction post, I describe how they were made.
Here’s a look at the softspikes in place.
It was very difficult to finish the heels with the rubber sheeting going across the entire, hand stitched leather outsole (including in under the heel). Finishing in general is something I still want to work on and develop a great deal.
On my feet, posing on my neglected decking.
Winter is coming, but at least they got to feel grass and do a couple of swings before the long night.
The first swing:
Construction: English welted
Uppers: Italian white calf and brown madras calf
Lining: 2 oz veg tanned baby calf
Insoles: J&FJ Baker
Outsoles: Italian outsole leather with 1.8 mm Svig rubber sheeting
Toe/heel stiffeners: 5 oz from Tärnsjö Garveri
Welt: natural welting leather from Leather & Grindery
Screw in system: M6 T-nuts with Softspikes
Heel lifts: 5 mm, mainly
Sockliner: dunno, something I had lying around the shop