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Leather for booties

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i personally use the hide and leather house in napa calif.,but they are a little pricey. of course, leather Is expensive.closer to you in massachusetts is brettuns village leather(www.brettunsvillage.com)better pricing and a lot of info on leather on their website.good luck

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I've always wondered why the manufacturers don't use something like a lightweight dress shoe sole (or similar) for the bootie.

The answer is, of course, money...but for a replacement, it seems do-able as well as more dur-able...
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You could probably get what y'all need from these...

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/

... guys, but they too seem kinda pricey and I'm not 100% sure what exactly to order from them to turn into bootie soles. :S

Yes, this is who I'd use. I wouldn't order it online though. Find a store near you and go check out the leather in person. You can sometimes find some nice splits for not too much and will work really well for booties.

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We have a craft store called Michaels around here. I bought one-foot squares of thick leather for my booties there. The leather comes in brown and black and they run about eight dollars each. After making my new booties, I Shu-Gooed them and they will last for years.

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You could probably get what y'all need from these...

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/

... guys, but they too seem kinda pricey and I'm not 100% sure what exactly to order from them to turn into bootie soles. :S

Yes, this is who I'd use. I wouldn't order it online though. Find a store near you and go check out the leather in person. You can sometimes find some nice splits for not too much and will work really well for booties.



Problem is... there's not a store close to me... :(... what is a "split", sorry I don't speak leather... :$

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A split is where they basically seperate the back of the leather from the front. It is left over if they need to make a thinner leather. I used a split for my packing weight, but I wouldn't use it for booties.
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A split is where they basically seperate the back of the leather from the front. It is left over if they need to make a thinner leather. I used a split for my packing weight, but I wouldn't use it for booties.

There are a lot of different qualities of splits. I use splits all the time on booties. You just have to visually make sure it's the quality and type of split that you want and need for booties. That is why I wouldn't get them off the Internet. I wouldn't be able to feel and see for myself if it's the kind I wanted.

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