Happy Sts Crispin and Crispinian’s Day!

Manolo says, Happy Sts. Crispin and Crispinian’s Day! The Patron Saints of Shoemakers! Today is the day to celebrate those hardworking peoples who bring us such inestimable joy.

Look, here from the Manolo’s internet friend the Coudre Mode, is the video of one of the cobblers at the John Fluevog making the shoe by hand…

Cana Pump from John Fluevog

The finished product, the Cana Pump in purplish.

One truly appreciates the shoes and the people who make them, when one sees how much work goes into them, no?

8 Responses to “Happy Sts Crispin and Crispinian’s Day!”

  1. Cat October 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    I have two pairs of Fluevogs on their way to me (scheduled for delivery tomorrow) and now I’m even more excited about them than I already was.

  2. Avery October 26, 2010 at 1:31 am #

    No wonder some shoes are made to be expensive because the people behind them put so much toil and time to make the perfect shoes. :-)

  3. Alice October 26, 2010 at 3:42 am #

    Those are lovely shoes. Maybe that’s the reason why some shoes are kind of expensive… it’s the labor behind it.

  4. The gold digger October 26, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    The Cana would be expensive because it started as water and became wine. Colored.

  5. Manolo the Shoeblogger October 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    The Gold Digger has just made the official comment of the week, if not the month.

  6. Valerie in San Diego October 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    My grandfather was a shoemaker (he died when I was 12). I have a few bits and bobs from his old workshop — gorgeous lucite heels with flowers inside, for example. Watching this video was surprisingly emotional for me. It was also lovely. When you see the work and the TLC going into the making of a shoe, how can you help but love them even more?

  7. Andyshoes October 31, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    I bought my first Fluevogs this past May. Every time I wear them, I get compliments. Now they’re even more special to me.

    Thank you!

  8. Abel Munoz November 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    I must say I am very impressed with the John F video