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Sat, Jul 17


East End Beach

Leather Sandals

Learn to make leather shoes! We'll explore a variety of styles, including Raramuri-inspired running sandals, Celtic brogues, and the Areni-1 moccasin, among others.

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Leather Sandals
Leather Sandals

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

East End Beach, East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the event

Humans have been making shoes from pieces of leather to cover their feet for tens of thousands of years, if not longer. Simple leather shoes protect us from roots, rocks, sharp objects and other hazards, while still allowing for the freedom of movement, sensitivity and awareness that comes with being barefoot. Many different cultural groups of peoples throughout time have developed various styles of shoes: sandals, brogues, moccasins, boots. In this class, we’ll look at Raramuri-inspired running sandals, Celtic brogues, and the Areni-1 moccasin, among others.

Learn to make leather sandals! We’ll cover a basic overview of the global history of shoes, with a focus on a few specific styles; cut and measure the leather to fit our feet and lace our shoes up! We’ll use handmade buckskin leather, and various commercially-produced colorful leathers, with leather or nylon cordage for lacing.

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are always available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.


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