I've made a pair like this for the S.C.A. (sca.org) but didn't have all the tools, and those tools make a big difference! My shoes weren't all that good to put it kindly.
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
Funny thing, the historical shoes actually tended to have the closer on the inside rather than outside. But modern folks expect the closer on the outside. The reason for the closer on the inside was so it would not snag on passing objects.
"Where will you drive your own picket stake? Where will you choose to make your stand? Give me a threshold, a specific point at which you will finally stop running, at which you will finally fight back." (Derrick Jensen)
Judith Browning wrote:Cj, I noticed when I 'quoted' your post that you used 'vimeo' instead of 'youtube' to embed....I imagine that's all it is. If you get it maybe a moderator can delete my posts here?
Thanks. I couldn't get vimeo to work and didn't think to look on youtube. I've linked the youtube one instead.
My project thread Agriculture collects solar energy two-dimensionally; but silviculture collects it three dimensionally.
I have the tools, the supplies, and the skills to pay the bills. This might be the answer to keeping my spouse shod. He has very wide big flat feet and goes through $85 pairs of shoes plus $65 inserts like goats through a fence. I'm going to ask my buddy that fixes saddles on what current sides of leather prices are floating at. If I could shave $50 off a reshod of him every few months I'd love it.