HOW YOUR BEATNIK SHOES ARE MADE

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Over 100 different operations are performed in the manufacturing process of your shoes.

The first and most important step is the creation of the form, which is basically a replica of the human foot hand carved in wood or molded in plastic. This determines the outline of tonnage and the distribution of the owner´s weight on the shoe, both crucial factors for comfort.

A different mold for each shoe style and for each new model is needed. Making a perfect mold requires many years of experience.

After making about 35 measurements from a track that draws the distribution of body weight, the artisan observed among other details, the symmetry of the fingers, calibrate the dimensions of the instep and the ball of the foot metatarsal to calculate the height of the finger and the contour of the instep.

This also determines how the foot moves in the shoe.

The challenge is to coordinate all these measures without compromising all the architectural beauty of the shoe design.

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Another important process is to establish the proper height for the shank of the shoe: if it is too high, it will rub the tendons, if it is too low, it will not hold the foot properly.
Another Key part is the measure of the curve of tonnage, the area that includes the eminence and the instep, since this is where the whole weight of the body lies when the shoe is moving

Another important process is to establish the proper height for the shank of the shoe: if it is too high, it will rub the tendons, if it is too low, it will not hold the foot properly.

Another Key part is the measure of the curve of tonnage, the area that includes the eminence and the instep, since this is where the whole weight of the body lies when the shoe is moving.

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Once all these processes are finished and using the mold as a guide, the artisan who creates the template cuts the top and lining with beveled edges to ensure a good fit and sews all the pieces.

He then puts the toe, adds reinforcement for the back and soaks the leather.

The craftsman carefully places the upper area onto the form, before nailing it tightly in place.

The top is placed during the last two weeks before assembling the base. Finally, the artisans make the welt, heel polish and place the sole core backing.

When they have applied the wax to give it a shine, some aesthetic touches are added, and finally the shoe is ready to be delivered.

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MATERIALS

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For our hardest and erosion contact areas we use calf leather, very appreciated by experts because of its unquestionably quality.

Resistant but flexible, calf leather is used for the finest handcraft pieces.

Structure of this leather is obtained by embossing, creating a thin soft and resistant layer on the outside with a great visual attractiveness.

Strong at the same time soft, this leather is appreciated by master craftsmen.

Most of the pieces combine embossed leather on the outside and a hand-polished care to generate an harmonious effect of great attractiveness.

The pieces that compose each of the accessories fit together perfectly. Every stitch counts and all of them must be perfect.

The pieces overlap and they are stitched by machine. To join accessories we use an especially resistant thread, using detailed and precise craft work.

Every little mistake implies removing the piece because it would be unfortunately visible. The highest precision and ability is required.

One of the characteristics of this kind of leather is that is does not attack metal components. This kind of leather and technique is not used by every tanner. Natural texture of this raw material is always respected.

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Made of natural leather with a hardening and anti-humidity treatment. Stitched and glued to the bottom of the shoe for the best endurance and comfort.

The logo of the collection is incorporated on the inside of the sole using fire proof paint, free of dyes and chemicals.

The logo on the outside of the sole is a blow that incorporates number and logo using dry heat.

Color comes from antitoxic vegetal paint.

In the case of colored ornaments on the sole, an artisan color polymer is used which is neutral and inert, without any allergic or chemical risk.

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The material used is leather along with a waterproof treatment that ensures maximum duration and resistance both to humidity as well as friction and the weight of the person (in case of turns, jumps or hard blows).

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Skin carved, treated and cured at the end with a comb polymer. Are treated with an anti-moisture treatment to prevent discoloration by rain, or friction.

We conducted tests of resistance to pressure and stress.

The dyes to get the color, are of mixed origin and use a special technique to preserve as much as possible the original brightness.

Metal fixtures, eyelets, details, bits or curbs, are made of ionized stainless steel to prevent scratches, dirt and facilitate cleaning in case of any accidental or maintenance stain.

Hardened stainless steel is needed to resist attacks from moisture and on the other to resist or ulcerations caused by the pressure of the cord to any deformities or to any incident or excessive pressure.

In the same material from which the parts are working calfskin, tassels, trims and appliques are made, so that aging is all in one piece and all shades d are retained leather, at different stages of use.

Furthermore grain leather traces are eliminated or neutralized so that can not be seen as imperfections or changes, and also with the main parts of the shoe.

ABOUT US

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The Beatnik Personality

Beatnik individuals can stand out from the rest because of their personality.

Beatnik individuals tend to be highly intuitive, and they are more interested in the abstract meaning of external world due to their sensitive perception. Beatniks also seem to be relatively free from prejudices and conventionalisms, so they are not especially interested in their fellowmen or any other think about them. They have little respect for traditions and established rules, and for the authority related to their activity field, they prefer to trust their judgement. In general, they are more conscious of themselves and more opened to emotion and intuition than others.

Among people with a beatnik personality, you can distinguish, broadly, two main groups: artists and scientists. The main characteristics are the same in both, but, in general, artists are more inclined to express their disagreement both in their private life and their professional life.

Between beatniks, genius is confused and related, very often, with craziness; in this category, you will find us.

TEAM

The amount of choices that we make in the course of our existence is increasing,
everyone now has the responsibility of his own biography.

Elena

I have always wanted my style. That was also agreed with my personality at all times. As a teenager, dressed like Annie Hall and I did not care that was fashionable or not. Because that was my style at that time. And I was the prettiest and most different of all. I’ve always found crucial to surround myself with beautiful things and quality. Do not buy cheap products but only those who were of the better class that would allow me, because I appreciate lasting longer and being in perfect condition forever. After finishing my studies and work in telecommunications, I spend many years working with companies image, film, music, fashion and more. And I could see firsthand how important it is professionalism and make things right. And the projected image always depends on caring for full details.
After years of studying the new web world and see how amazing it is to bring people who are elsewhere some of the best products we make near home, we are here to share with you some products with some luck, also form part of your style.

Rafa

To paraphrase George Best, “I have spent endless money on parties, partying and cars. The rest I squandered”. If we add all kinds of clothes, books and musical artefacts coat better or worse, I think you can describe much of what has been my life.
To pay me as real vices, like everyone else, I had to study and fight hard. And I’ve been fortunate enough to know and work with people from many countries, who are the ones who taught me everything I know now. From a young age, I realised that the middle and dress, what and how is part of the medium is the message. A person is a person in itself and reaffirmed and identified to others by the signals emitted. So choose to wear at that particular time. Either by being in an urban tribe, whether your partner is, this worse, for the job.
And this passion for clothes is something that comes from my family. My parents owned a clothing store. And since very little I’ve known the world to choose a collection, some clothes, some offers and provide them to customers. To help them to be a little happier. Now, after many years, we will unite the wisdom of George Best with my family history.

THANK

To all friends who have helped, advised and guided us through the whole project, starting with our manufacturer and friend Paco, his daughter Elena and the whole team of artisans, our team of artists and developers and finally to all the customers who have trusted us.