Tag Archives: itsabootlife

Satan and new friends

Me: Ugh, people are awful and I want them all to stay away from me.Also me: Squeal!! I will make so many cool new friends with my Louvin Brothers/Satan Is Real shoes!!

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Inseaming thread

I had some questions yesterday about why the upper is laced to the insole and what I do with the excess thread, so I’m going to explain that a little more. Keep in mind that what I’m showing you is … Continue reading

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I did a thing

Look at me, working on shoes today instead of sitting at my desk!

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Shoemaking Tools

I made a new YouTube video about the crimp break I sell, demonstrating how it works.Your guess is as good as mine if I’m regularly making videos again or I’ll wait four years to make another.Shoemaking Tools: Crimp Break

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New shoes

Happy Pride Month, y’all! 🌈

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Always learning

I have learned so many things on this pair. I did a fun little experiment titled “How Little Customer Information Can I Obtain and Still Make Shoes That Fit?” so I’m not really confident they will actually fit but hey, … Continue reading

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Finishing the shank area

For those of you who were worried about what happens to all of the little wooden pegs in the shank area — they get sanded smooth!

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Rainbows and shoes

I inseamed the rainbow shoes today. I’ve left one on its side to show the stitching; this isn’t the way shoes are supposed to look inside, but it’s how cowboy boots look inside and these are cowboy boot shoes!

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Finishing soles

This is a sole made from Baker Leather, which I import from England. The finish is achieved simply by rubbing the sole firmly as it dries with a wooden rub stick or a smooth hammer handle. There’s no wax or … Continue reading

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Sandas

New sandals for meeeeeeeeeThey have closed toes because I’ve worn cowboy boots for too many years and I don’t like for my toes to show.

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