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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 p...
Made in USA – What it means to me, and to Standard Handmade

Made in USA – What it means to me, and to Standard Handmade

It’s thrown around a lot, the term Made in USA. Like all phrases that get over-used, it’s lost some of its meaning. Sometimes I don’t even hear it...
Payment Plan - We have it

Payment Plan - We have it

By popular demand we are now offering a payment plan! I know firsthand how difficult it can be to make a large payment all at once. So now you can...
Answering the pricing question: Where on Earth do I get my prices from?

Answering the pricing question: Where on Earth do I get my prices from?

One of two things happens when I tell people what our prices are: Their eyes get really big and they and they immediately check out of the conver...
What is a last? What does it have to do with shoemaking?

What is a last? What does it have to do with shoemaking?

I pride myself on the fact that Standard Handmade hand-lasts every shoe. You’ll hear me say “hand-lasted” often. So what do I mean by that? First,...
My 6 favorite handmade shoes and boots – Other than my own

My 6 favorite handmade shoes and boots – Other than my own

Even though the art of shoemaking seems to be on the brink of oblivion sometimes, there are many people out there keeping it alive, even helping i...
My top 5 favorite shoe polishes (in no particular order)

My top 5 favorite shoe polishes (in no particular order)

I know it can be intimidating to choose which shoe polishes are best for your shoes. I mean, there are so many. When I first started making shoes ...
How to select high quality shoes from the store

How to select high quality shoes from the store

We all know of several brands of shoes. Each of those brands comes with a reputation. Some people swear by Cole Haan, or Frye. Others talk about J...
What Led Me to Making Shoes

What Led Me to Making Shoes

I am one of those odd people who would rather spend hours taking apart a phone than using one to talk, text, take pictures, or skim social media. ...
The Top 7 Differences between Handmade and Conventional Shoes

The Top 7 Differences between Handmade and Conventional Shoes

I’ve been making shoes for a long time now, and people always ask me what the difference is between my handmade shoes and shoes they’d buy off of ...
Why choose us?

Why choose us?

  Why choose us?  We understand that you have many options for purchasing shoes and boots. It is an ocean, in fact, from which you have to choose....
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