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Hephaestus Shoemaker Archive

February 9, 2021

Written by , Posted in Asian, News, RTW Makers

Handstitched Adelaide by Hephaestus Shoemaker

For me, Hephaestus shoemaker (Vietnam) is one of the most exciting shoemakers of today. Again, it is one of those stories where I have been watching him for a few years now (first on FB and now doing more and more on IG) and really seeing how his skills have progressed. What first attracted me to his work was his design work. Since day one, he has definitely been attempting models/design quirks that no one […]

A Shoe’s Sole – A Form of Expression of Self

A sole is a shoemaker’s blank canvas. A part of the shoe that they can truly express themselves. While uppers are somewhat ‘standardized’, in the sense that there are expectations of what they need to be/look like, the sole is the part where creativity can run wild and a shoemaker can truly show their talents on their blank canvas of art. As a blogger and an advocate of shoes, it is often that we just […]