September 19, 2013
After conducting over 70 custom shoe workshops around the world - and making about 200 unique pairs myself - I still think this early (2008) tutorial video is worth watching.
Learning how to make nice looking, wearable custom shoes can take a lot of practice. That trial and error is both time consuming and expensive, and I know that although many young people might want to personalize their shoes, most will either get discouraged by early failures or get tapped out by the costs involved. I hope this video will save you some of the trial and error - and expense - that I went through.
Feel free to shoot me questions in the discussion threads below, and I'll try to be better about answering than I have been on Youtube.
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February 15, 2018
Eighth Generation, the first Native-owned company to offer wool blankets, is honored to introduce John Isaiah Pepion (Blackfeet Nation) as the newest Inspired Natives Project collaborator! John will join 5 other artists in the project, through which Eighth Generation mentors artists as they transition from a gallery based business model to an entrepreneurship model.
“While John's vibrant, contemporary ledger art will look stunning and unique on our products, we are equally excited about supporting John's arts entrepreneurship goals,” says Eighth Generation founder Louie Gong
February 08, 2018
February 05, 2018
Eighth Generation by Louie Gong