These shoes were fun to make and took over 60 hours. Shoe making was a lot like upholstering furniture because all the work that can not be seen makes it look like they just appeared on the sole. The first 4 days we spent fitting the last(the form the leather is fit over) to our feet
and patterning and making the upper (the part we would call the shoe). Then we spent 4 days putting all of that together and making the sole and heel. Lots of glue and leather dye.
I got to make a small mad weave inset and will certainly use leather more in my weaving work. It was very easy to work with.