The very first episode of the Shoecast—and the most-listened-to episode of all time—was about Indonesian Bootmakers. To close out season 3, Ticho and I knew it was high time to revisit that wonderful world of hand-welted boots and shoes.

Even in the year since that first episode, so much has changed in Indonesian bootmaking. New brands have emerged. Young makers have risen to crazy—and well deserved—levels of prominence. And the old guard continues to innovate, hone their craft, gain access to incredible new leathers, and just create a better and better product, seemingly every week.

So dive in to see where the scene is at today—we’ll surely need another one of these episodes a year from now.

Give it a listen below!

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Indonesian Bootmakers: a Comprehensive Guide

Getting to Know Sagara Bootmaker’s Bagus Satrio Through Our Shared Love of Music

How To Do Made-To-Order Footwear From Indonesia and China the Right Way

A Very Important Indonesian Bootmakers Update: The Stitchdown Shoecast

Onderhoud Handmade Review

This episode is sponsored by Division Road Inc, the Seattle shop that creates some of the best VibergWhite’sWesco, and Tricker’s makeups you’ll find absolutely anywhere.

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