Java: Summary

After a few months on the bench, my first pair of suede shoes is completed. Since I’ve never owned any pair of suede shoes before, I’ve made these for myself. (It seems I just couldn’t be swayed before…)

This is a summary of the finished shoes – in the construction post I describe in detail how the shoes were made.

The upper leather is a sturdy full grain reverse bull suede, in a rather pleasant dark brown color.

Protected with Saphir Medaille d’Or Super Invulner, these shoes are ready for monsoon rainfall.

Don’t mind me, I’m just standing in the middle of a gravel pit taking photos of some shoes.

Sole edge.

This is another heel which I’ve tucked tight in under the seat, and allowed the angles of the heel to sort of follow the shape of the heel. A matter of taste, surely, but I think it’s nice.

In dramatic lighting!

Ready to get some mileage down.


Uppers: 5 oz reverse bull suede
Lining: 2 oz veg tanned baby calf
Insoles: J&FJ Baker buffed insole shoulder, 7-9 iron
OutsolesJ. Rendenbach
Toe/heel stiffeners: 5 oz from Tärnsjö Garveri
Welt: natural welting leather from Leather & Grindery
Shank: Plastic

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