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 understand the draw...Read more
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 it...Read more
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 custom fit, at...Read more
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 term handmade, or, hand-crafted, works well these...Read more
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...Read more
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 tomatoes will always taste better than one...Read more
8 Reasons to Choose Handmade Shoes Over Mass Produced Shoes
Obviously I’m biased. No doubt. I love everything handmade, especially handmade shoes. In fact I avoid mass produced shoes unless I need them to perform a particular function, like keep...Read more