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Shoe Making at Foxfire [Rabun Co.]

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Shoe Making at Foxfire [Rabun Co.]

  • Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center 98 Foxfire Lane Mountain City, GA 30562 United States (map)

The Scandinavian Turn Shoe is a 10th century style shoe with a thin leather sole similar to a moccassin. We often refer to this style as “hiking slippers” due to their excellent ability to transmit the feel of the ground beneath one’s feet and their great traction on rocks. They are a very comfortable shoe.

This shoe style is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside. The upper can be made in many styles such as the traditional flap and button, a more modern lace up style, or a no-flap slipper. The sole is a mixture of recycled rubber powder and rubber cement which is pasted on the shoe in whatever thickness the maker desires. This allows for adding more rubber as the old rubber wears away. The upper is made of rugged Bison leather and can last a lifetime if properly cared for.

The class is four 8 hour days with sewing home work on the 3rd day.

Only hand tools are used in the making of this style of shoe.

COST: $450; 10% discount for Homestead Atlanta members (with Membership Discount Code)

Income-based tuition assistance available through Foxfire - find more information here.

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Earlier Event: July 15
Chat & Chop - Meal Prep & Take
Later Event: July 18
Leather Tooling for Kids