If you take a look at the first pair, you’ll see that these ones have much more shape to the toe, which seems to creates more tension and so gives them more structure/rigidity (and they just look cooler, if you like that sort of thing haha). They also have a back this time, could do with a little work, but all in all, not too bad. At some point I’m going to have a play with sticking on a thicker sole, probably rubber. Actually I just got some plantation rubber sheet, which I need to experiment with, looks like it’ll be brilliant. I got it from some lovely and talented friends of ours who make awesome leather-craft stuff, including very cool moccasins. Check out their Etsy site www.spirocreations.etsy.com
If you want to have a go at making some have a look at the post about the 1st pair I made, I talk a little about how I made them.