Friday 5 August 2016

How To Build A Pair Of Shoes

It's Friday, and I'm on my hols, apparently. Busy old week, with trips to That London (we strongly recommend the new Switch Room galleries at Tate Modern) and Countryfile Live (some good foodie stuff, but any event that depends almost entirely on road transport for access will have problems–a seven-mile tailback to get into site takes some of the fun out of the day). Fresh air and a lot of exercise. Frankly, I'm cream-crackered.
So, something light and simple for our Friday post. I'm a big fan of Tricker's Shoes. Sturdy, hand-made items that are designed to last for more than a lifetime. Seriously, Tricker's footwear is handed down from father to son. Sure, they cost more. But they're not throw-away items. And as locally-made items that support British artisans, they're a brand to celebrate. One day I shall own a pair. Oh yes, one day.
I came across a short video that looks into the hard work and attention to detail that goes into the creation of a bespoke pair of Tricker's shoes. If you're a fan of process videos or the slow shows on making chairs or kitchen knives that BBC Four does so well, then you're in for a treat here. Take a couple of minutes to enjoy this.

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