It has been a while for us to update or post here because we couldn’t travel to Japan or go to a leather workshop. We still made to update our Instagram account with a few rare heavy snow views from Texas two weeks ago in the US. We had 9 inch snow in our backyard
Tory Burch or Tieks? Part Two
AupairToes didn’t plan to update so soon as the next step was wearing both pairs for at least 3 months and then provide an updated comparison. Here comes Part Two early as there are a few things to be mentioned now. It will be a short post though. First thing to be corrected is around
Tory Burch or Tieks? Part One （Sizing Correction in Part Two)
While searching for good leather insole shoes for sweaty feet, AupairToes found these two brands having super close competition so she decided to buy one pair each and wear both to truly compare! In part one today, AupairToes will show unboxing experience of the two brands and give some initial analysis on how different or
Leather Pattern and Stiffener Making
It’s always good to do some test run before the real race so you know what you should adjust to win. Test run in pattern making for bespoke shoes is to use a secondary or cheaper material to make the upper layer and try the lasting with it on the shoe lasts. This will give
Pattern Fitting and Sewing
AupairToes had always preferred making things to drawing sth. pretty. However working on the pattern of her first bespoke, AupairToes realized how closely those two things work together rather than separately. From the shape to materials, a bespoke shoemaker helps his or her customers to realized their dream shoes whether due to the design or
AupairToes didn’t find pointed-toe flat last so she had to alternate a normal round-toe flat last. Good last costs a big chunk in making a decent pair or shoes. Bespoke shoemakers only order lasts from trustworthy network or suppliers usually they know personally. In this case, we got our first size 6 1/2 women’s flat
AupairToes never heard of bespoke until she started learning that herself. After creating the first design with a pair of sandals at The Art of Shoes in Austin, TX, AupairToes was ready to learn more and she found Zoe Rios, who is a half self-taught bespoke shoemaker now based in Austin, TX. Surprisingly, as the
Is Rothy’s Washable Shoe Worth the Money?
To answer the question first. Is Rothy’s worth the money? No according to AupairToes’ case. Let her explain more. AupairToes has been looking for affordable durable (e.g. at least one year daily wearing capability) and well-designed flats even before we become cautiously living more eco-friendly. Reasons are simple As busy professionals and children care-givers, people
First Design Ever
It was since 2014, AupairToes had this dream of shoemaking, but only flats. Growing up in busy city life that requires a lot of walking, transitioning from point to point during the day, she wears the most one type of shoes, the flat, and became obsessed with it. What is a good pair of flat?
Can Feminine Care Products be More Eco-Friendly?
If you were a women, you understand the pains and suffering of each monthly period that you cannot avoid. Thanks to all the technologies, science and product development, there are all kinds of options that can help relieve or comfort those troubles. However, we may not be aware that majority of the products include quite