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West Coast Desert Boot

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Made from only Italian Veg Tan leather, Duck canvas, and rope,

this shoes aims to stripe away excess. 

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Pattern making, prototypes, wet molding and soling... 

 

The leather used is wet molded to keep its shape but also allow for an easy break in, and a comfortable fit. This process allowed for a toe stiffener to be eliminated, which informed further design choices.  It is flesh side out instead of skin side to provided durability, maximum comfort and minimal material use (because there is no need for a second layer of lining or toe stiffener). 

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Press & Features for this work:

 
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