I want to make a pair of wedge sandals...easier said than done?
When I look at wedge sandals, I see blocks of cork, some strips of leather, lots of Shoe Goo, some rubber and metal hardware, and a few stitches.
In shoes and bags, sometimes the leather edges are stitched and other times they appear to have just been cut and left raw (example). What is the difference? When must you stitch, when can you leave raw, and are there other ways of finishing leather edges?
Is there a special type of cork used in shoes?
What’s the best material/product to use for the insole and outsole?
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