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This is a List of Current & Valuable Resources for all your Leather Craft and Shoemaking projects.

When you contact these resources, mention to them that you were referred by the ShoeSchool Website, so they will understand exactly what you are looking for.

Books - Tools - Supplies - Machinery - Leather - Shoe Lasts

 

Links are not an endorsement, used for reference only.

 

 

Web Based Shoe Resources

 

"ShoeInfonet provides a maximum of objective information about footwear, components and related industries on a World Wide Level".


www.shoeinfonet.com

 

"The web's most popular shoe resource... the shoe source in every computer".

Shoe shopping on-line by brand, size, type...

Search for Shoe Information, Repair, Publications, Shoe Trade Events, etc.


www.shoesonthenet.com

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Shoe Industry Publications

 

Your best information source for the Footwear, Leather & Leather Goods Industries, Trade Magazines and a selection of footwear related books.

Phone: 514-457-8787

www.shoetrades.com

 

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Books About Leather Craft, Shoes & Shoemaking

 

ShoeSchool created an On-line Bookstore in association with Amazon.com. You can order directly from Amazon.

An esoteric collection of books for people that really like shoes.

ShoeSchool Bookstore

 

How-to books for Leather Craft, plus a wide selection of hand tools, leather and supplies for shoemaking.

Toll Free 1-800.343.9949
( 206.328.0855 )


www.macphersonleather.com

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Leather Equipment & Shoe Machinery

 

Pilgrim Shoe Machine in Boston, is a well established family business in Boston, with experienced and knowledgeable people to help you get the right machine for Leather Craft or Shoemaking.

Pilgrim can supply you with parts and service for older machines that you may already own.

Ask for Harris

Toll Free 1-800.343.2202
( 617.786.8940 )

 


www.pilgrimshoemachine.com

 

Since 1826, Osborne Tool Company has made some very fine equipment for Leather Craft & Shoemaking.

You can visit their website and order the machines directly from Pilgrim Shoe Machine.


www.csosborne.com

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Steel Rule Cutting Dies

Steel Rule Cutting Dies are like "cookie cutters" for leather, plastic, paper, cork, rubber and many other materials.

Specializing in flat board steel rule dies for production cutting of component materials for all of your manufacturing needs.


Link to Master Die

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Hand Tools for Leather Craft & Shoemaking

 

MacPherson Leather is located in Seattle, Washington. They have a complete selection of Hand Tools, Leather, and Supplies for Shoemaking.

Toll Free 1-800.343.9949
( 206.328.0855 )


www.macphersonleather.com

 

Since 1826, Osborne Tool Company has made some very fine Hand Tools for Leather Craft & Shoemaking.

You can visit their website and order the tools directly from MacPherson Leather.


www.csosborne.com

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Soling & Supplies for Shoemaking & Repair

MacPherson is a Distributor for Vibram & Biltrite Soling Materials, and many other brand names of Shoe Repair Supplies, Lacing, Dyes and Finishes, etc.

Toll Free 1-800.343.9949
( 206.328.0855 )


www.macphersonleather.com

 

Vibram is a leader in high performance soling products for outdoor, dress casual, and service footwear.

Visit the Vibram On-Line Catalog for Soling Information, order sole units directly from MacPherson Leather.


www.vibram.us

 

Biltrite was a world wide manufacturer of rubber & vinyl footwear soling products, they were bought out by Vibram.


 

Rogers Corporation produces PORON Performance Urethane insole material.

PORON urethane insoles place long lasting comfort in the structural heart of the shoe.

For complete details on purchasing insole material contact Rogers Corporation directly from the website.


www.rogerscorporation.com

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Leather for Shoes, Sandals, Bags, Garments, etc.

 

The Hide House offers one of the world's finest selections of leathers-stocking over 600 types of leather. One stop shopping for all your leather needs.

Ask for Roger

Toll Free 1-800.453.2847
( 707.255.6160 )


www.hidehouse.com

 

For over 60 years,MacPherson Leather has provided a fine selection of leathers for upholstery, garments, bags, shoes, belts, sandals, tooling, saddles, book binding, laces, rawhide, and sheepskin. They also have a complete Leather Craft Tool Department.

Ask for the ShoeSchool Customer Service Person

Toll Free 1-800.343.9949
( 206.328.0855 )


www.macphersonleather.com

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Shoe Lasts

 

Basic Shoe Last Collections

Available from ShoeSchool

Men / Women / Unisex / Children

Hiker - Dress - Casual
Work - Comfort - Sandal
Athletic

Complete Details & Ordering Information for Each Shoe Last in the ShoeSchool Model Library

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ShoeSchool Travel & Accommodations

ShoeSchool is located in Port Townsend, Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula, 2 hours from Seattle Sea-Tac Airport.

This is a map for 2 Driving Routes from the airport to Port Townsend. One route is driving around the south part of Puget Sound on land, and the other option includes a scenic Ferry Ride.

Either route takes approximately 2 hours travel time.

Click Here to see a Full Size Map

 

This is a link to what's happening in Port Townsend, with information on local events, accommodations, restaurants, etc.


www.ptguide.com

 

This is a link to sites and attractions and accommodations on the Olympic Peninsula, that can turn your visit to ShoeSchool into an real adventure. Links to Olympic National Park, etc.


www.olympicpeninsula.com

Transportation

Olympic Bus Lines is an economical and convenient method of transportation between Sea-Tac Airport and ShoeSchool.

They offer an overnight hotel package for morning departures from Sea-Tac. Ask about special hotel rates.

For Reservations and More Information

Toll Free: 800.457.4492
(
360.417.0700 )



www.olympicbuslines.com

 

The Goodwin Aviation Co. provides the fastest and most convenient travel options from Port Townsend to Sea-Tac and most cities in Washington and Oregon

Trip time from Port Townsend to Sea-Tac is 45 minutes. For complete pricing information, call, or click on "Rates" page.

Phone: 360.531.1727


www.GoodwinAviation.com

Hotel Accommodations

Manresa Castle is a Victorian Hotel that was built as a private residence, by a local business man for his bride, at the turn of the century.

Introduction to Shoemaking students stay at the Manresa Castle, with a great view of the water, fine dining room, lounge, and Victorian Library.

When staying at the Manresa, you are within walking distance to downtown, and conveniently across the street from a 24 hour grocery store.

Toll Free: 800.732.1281
( 360.385.5750 )


www.manresacastle.com


Palace Hotel is a Victorian Original, located on the waterfront in Downtown Port Townsend. Convenient access to the shops and restaurants located in center of town.

The Palace Hotel offers suite accommodations, with kitchenettes and large rooms.

Toll Free: 800.962.0741
( 360.385.0773 )

 


www.PalaceHotelpt.com

The Harborside Inn is a waterfront motel, located at the Port Townsend Marina, with convenient off street parking, elevator, and easy access to all services.

Toll Free: 800.942.5960
( 360.385.7909 )


www.Harborside-Inn.com

 

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