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Nubuck Loafer

 

NUBUCK LOAFER

Hand made at Beneduci Shoes, in San Francisco


I had been searching for a pair of penny loafers for sometime, however the only truly nice ones were made for men. To complete my apprenticeship at Beneduci Shoemakers I was able to design and craft my own pair. To pay respect to the tradition and craft of bespoke shoe making I wanted to create a classic silhouette, while giving it a modern context.  I used a sneaker last, to create a more dynamic form and personalized measurements to create the perfect fit.  

As Mr. Beneduci says,
 
 
Cutting and stitching uppers

Cutting and stitching uppers

Completed upper - ready for lasting

Completed upper - ready for lasting

Upper construction ready for cork and soling 

Upper construction ready for cork and soling 

Stiched sole

Stiched sole

Heel Details 

Heel Details 

Making leather adjustments on sneaker last for a more personal fit

Making leather adjustments on sneaker last for a more personal fit

Lasting the upper

Lasting the upper

Mid lasting

Mid lasting

Stack leather heels

Stack leather heels

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