DESIGN YOUR OWN BAREFOOT CHUKKA BOOTS
*Tailor made barefoot chukka boots
*Make it yours: leather, sole, thread, laces and eyelets.
*Any size available
*Blake welted and manually stitched
*Customized 3D printed shoe last
*Completely handmade in the UK by Gaucho Ninja
Choose between colour and type of leathers, thread, eyelets and sole to make your own unique design. And not only that. I will make it to fit your feet. It includes a bespoke 3D printed shoe last with your exact measurements. These boots will fit your feet, not the other way around.
Please, copy/paste this list and add it to the notes when placing the order. Fill it with all the customizations available. Once you confirm the order I will send you some pdf files with measurement instructions that I will use to make your unique 3D shoe last and patterns.
BESPOKE ORDER LIST
Choose one of each
Leather: Black Horse, Cherry Horse, Chestnut Horse, Orange Horse, Hazel Horse, Chocolate Horse, Honey Goat, Cognac Deer, Chocolate Deer, Grey Blue Cow, Black Cow, Tobacco Sprinter, Pull Up Desert.
Thread: 000 Black, 695 Dark Chocolate, 452 Dark Brown, 450 Brown, 448 Mid Brown, 420 Beige, 414 Cream, 111 Yellow, 222 Orange, 250 Red, 234 Pink, 174 Maroon, 66 Blue, 80 Turquoise, 269 Dark Green, 237 Mid Green
Eyelets: gloss black, mat black, silver, gold, antic brass, hook
Laces: purple, cream, black, beige, chocolate, cognac, yellow tan
Sole: Black Vibram Dune, Beige Vibram Dune, Brown Vibram Tyre, Caramel Vibram Tyre
Using Rhino 6 and LutraCAD software I am able to print bespoke shoe lasts. We are in a world where our feet are forced to fit into a 'standard' shoe last designed in Italy or China according to the year's fashion aesthetics. Not only that, they only design one size that later is scaled to all the sizes. This causes lots of health issues like bunions and more feet deformities. If we think deeply on the role our feet have we would expend more time in looking for better footwear. Our feet (and our shoes) separate us from the earth. They are the in-between Heaven and Earth. They are also our means to move in the space. We spend about 16 hours a day awake, standing up, walking, using our feet and as a consequence shoes. My late research made me realize the importance of healthy shoes that connect to the ground, that are breathable and flexible. All traditional cultures used barefoot style shoes, mostly made with leather and bespoke to size.
What do I need in order to make a bespoke 3D shoe last?
-a scan of your foot with a ruler on the side (regular document scanner)
-the following measurements:
A: Length in cm from heel to big toe in a straight line barefooted
B: Ball girth (widest part) perimeter
C: Waist girth (in between instep and ball girths)
D: Instep girth (the highest part)
E: Short Heel girth (from heel to same point of instep)
F: Ankle perimeter (the narrowest part)
I like the feeling of spreading the toes. It's correct for the tendons and the posture, to prevent bunions, and to aid balance.
I make shoes with the understanding of my martial arts training. The feet have a key role in martial arts.
I will send you the STL for your records, you can check it as well and see if you want to change it or add anything.
Then the shoes will keep the same price, and I will use your shoe last to take the Standards (the masking contour of them) and with that adjust the pattern of the design/s of your choice to make a unique pattern. Then I will print those patterns and start working on the actual shoes. Then I use the 3D printed shoe lasts to mold the leather into the shape of your feet.
Highest quality vegetable tanned leathers, entirely sewed, not just glued.
Breathable healthy leather shoes.
Back to Basics...
::The Alexandre Yazdi's Chukka Boots::
Inspired by the French doctor and inventor Alexandre Yazdi, these Chukka boots are designed to accomplish a stylish, classy elegant look.
They are made with the best materials the way it was done in the past: to endure.
They are extremely lightweight (each shoe only weighing between 200 and 250g, about the weight of a standard sized apple) so are excellent for dancers or for anyone who likes the feeling of feet free to dance!
They are flexible enough to fold in half without damaging them. Being a backpacker in a previous life Gaucho Ninja has made sure you can easily store them in a bag or rucksack as a second pair of shoes after removing your flip-flops or welly boots.
They shape to your feet providing a smooth, close fit. Your feet will delight in the comfort.
The soles are thin and flexible too, providing the barefoot feel. If you like to practise stealthy walking like a tracker or Ninja these are ideal to try out or you might simply enjoy the sensation of touching the different surfaces of the ground with your feet.
The slim sole and malleable upper provide a welcome relief for feet that are sore from being cramped all day in hard, tight shoes. This excellent combination can also relieve back pain and promote good posture.
Each pair is lovingly made by hand. The production occurs in a small workshop built by Gaucho Ninja himself. The workshop nestles next to a stream at the bottom of the Black Mountains, a suitable place for a Gaucho and a Ninja….
This leather is tanned in the traditional way in Spain by the master tanner, 74-year-old Alfredo Caballero, using traditional tools and methods tried and tested over many generations. Alfredo is an elder, in the true sense of the word, whose knowledge and skills come from his forefathers. The result is a material that industrial methods cannot accomplish.
Each leather is unique, your eyes will delight in the different tones and depth of colour. Each shade reminding you of the grace of a moving animal.
Leather is a by-product. Animals are not killed for their skins. By using leather products your ethical conscience can rest assured that you are making exceptionally good use of what would otherwise be waste.
For many of us the aroma of naturally tanned leather brings a feeling of wellbeing. In a world filled with highly processed materials our sense of smell appreciates this.
The shoes are made individually, being made one pair of shoes at a time. It slows the process and raises the quality.
Cut by hand, stitched by sewing machine on a slow setting, the whole shoe is carefully made to the most detailed finish.
The Vibram sole, made in Italy, is fixed with extra strong glue, that can be replaced if need be after heavy usage, as the uppers will get better and better with time.
Treatment for the leather is recommended once a month with natural oils such as neat's-foot oil or any natural leather conditioner.
A tin of Handmade Gaucho Ninja Leather conditioner is supplied with each pair of Chukka boots (if available at time of purchase).
For yourself or as a special gift you will feel as if you have bought something both essential and luxurious, irreplaceable and exclusive.
These are not just a pair of shoes, but a work of art. Or perhaps, more accurately a work of true craftsmanship.
True craftsmen are an endangered species in our highly technological, mass produced consumer world. We suffer from feelings of disconnection, loneliness, stress. Know that your life will be enriched by a pair of shoes whose story is connected to many other living beings, human and other than human, a pair of shoes that have a story to tell even before they join your story…..
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Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
The warranty applies to all leather goods as marked and is specific to material defects or defects found in the craftsmanship of the product. It does not apply to improper use, washing, loss, wear and tear or any other situation regarding the product. The Lifetime Guarantee assumes that you have been regularly conditioning the item with Gaucho Ninja Leather Conditioner to keep the leather fibers in good shape. It can be purchased separately at my shop. If you believe an item purchased from Gaucho Ninja’s shop shows a material defect within the years of purchase, please get in touch via email and send photos of the defect. Gaucho Ninja may then offer to repair the product free of charge providing the customer pays shipping to and from Gaucho
Nov 11, 2020
Gaucho Ninja blends Spanish heritage with fundamentals of healthy, active feet. A martial artist, Lisandro encouraged me to meet the needs of my feet to better serve my body. Lisandro is a craftsman. His finished product was rustic and full of character. Natural marks and scars from the animal's life in the wild made the boots one of a kind, never to be repeated. The leather is extremely soft with a glove-like feel. The stitching was professional and consistent. I chose Cognac Wild Deer Leather, Caramel Vibram, Cognac Laces, Antic Brass Eyelets and Mid-Brown Thread. Lisandro earned my highest recommendation. The pair I recieved is timeless and I feel personally connected to them. Gaucho Ninja excelled in packaging, timely delivery and outstanding one-on-one customer service. I will buy from him again! Thank you, Lisandro!