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Standard Handmade

Why You Should Buy Shoes With Leather Soles

Why You Should Buy Shoes With Leather Soles

Have you ever owned a pair of leather soled shoes? They are usually reserved for hi-end shoes and many people complain about them. For one, they c...
Shoes: Made to measure Vs. Ready to wear

Shoes: Made to measure Vs. Ready to wear

There is something wonderfully satisfying about ordering something online then receiving it in the next day or two. I’m an Amazon Prime member, an...
The Philosophy of Handmade

The Philosophy of Handmade

  When I was about 16 I became fascinated with hand tools. I didn’t know why at the time. I did however, carve out a 12x12” (large-ish) bowl with a...
Why I Started Making Shoes, and why it's important.

Why I Started Making Shoes, and why it's important.

I realized the other day that I spend a lot of time talking about how I make my shoes, and the differences between them and others, but I haven’t ...
The Asher Boot Light Brown

Selecting the right size and fit

Selecting the correct shoe size can be somewhat of an enigma. When I buy shoes from a store, I might fit into any size from 10.5 to 13. These day...
Flooding in Houston during Harvey

Harvey's Impact; What it was like and how it is now

(Above: Not sure exactly who to give photo credit too. I use it as an example of the height of the flood waters) When I found out Harvey was immin...
Premiere Oxford Black

Attempting to Define the Value of Craftsmanship

When I was a boy, little red-headed, freckle face kid, I had an insatiable desire to use tools and make things with them. I still don’t fully unde...
How to buy from our site

How to buy from our site

Footwear: If you like our footwear but you have questions on how to buy, or what exactly you need to do, this short article is for you. Here’s how...
Getting a custom, or tailored fit, in shoes. It makes all the difference.

Getting a custom, or tailored fit, in shoes. It makes all the difference.

Probably the single greatest advantage to buying your very own pair of Standard Handmade shoes or boots is the fact that you get the option for a ...
Why using the word "Handmade" is NOT a marketing scheme, at least not for us:

Why using the word "Handmade" is NOT a marketing scheme, at least not for us:

There are many new companies out there claiming “handmade (fill in the blank with whatever product),” as their largest marketing scheme. Using the...
If I am Not a Cobbler, What am I?

If I am Not a Cobbler, What am I?

Nearly every person I meet and converse with about what I do says, “Oh, you’re a cobbler!” In truth I am not a cobbler. I am a shoemaker, or, to u...
Shoe Ingredients – What are the materials that make up our footwear?

Shoe Ingredients – What are the materials that make up our footwear?

  People who know food know that every dish, no matter how simple, starts with great ingredients. A tomato sauce made with straight–from-the-garden...