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Picture special - My Patina Thunderdome pair 2022/23
Picture special

Picture special – My Patina Thunderdome pair 2022/23

For those who don’t know, every year there’s a big “boot and shoe aging” contest called the Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome, where hundres of footwear lovers wear a pair and cover the aging progression during six months. This year I had a pair of Midas Bootmaker x Skolyx x Dr. Sole moc toe boots in natural semi veg tanned leather, here’s a picture special of how these developed during the past half year.

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Buying tip

Buying tip – Skolyx drops new Midas and Yanko boots

About a year ago the Swedish retailer Skolyx introduced two ranges of workwear boots, fully handmade ones from the Indonesian maker Midas Bootmaker, and Goodyear welted from the Spanish brand Yanko. Now it’s launch time for a bunch of new models from both brands – service boots, moc toe boots and NST boots – where the ones from Midas also are in collaboration with hyped sole manufacturer Dr. Sole.

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Shoegazing Podcast

Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 21, Emil Rahmana Putra, Winson / Midas, about the Indonesian boot and shoemaking scene

In this episode we put the spotlight on the thriving boot and shoemaking scene in Indonesia. We do this together with Emil Rahmana Putra, founder of the dress shoe brand Winson Shoemaker and workwear boot brand Midas Bootmaker. Hear him talk about how he learned shoemaking from reading online, about how he sometimes go up in the middle of the night to make shoes, about the challenges for the quality footwear industry in Indonesia, and much more.

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Report – Midas Bootmaker x Skolyx

One of the most praised Indonesian bootmakers – Midas Bootmaker – has collaborated with the Swedish store Skolyx on the first RTW collection ever for the brand. Hand lasted, hand welted, handmade sole stitch (even for rubber soles), hand built heels, with real leather toe and heel stiffeners – serious craftsmanship now easily accessible widely.

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