Making your own shoes is not that difficult. You don´t need a lot of tools or a well equipped work-shop. All you need is a few simple tools and a kitchen table.  If you don´t want to make yourself but still want a custom fit minimalist running shoe, Talk to your local shoe repair service They might be able to help you. This instruction video shows how to make a pair of Alvar Trail shoes in veg tanned leather. If you have any questions please contact me at

This is what you need


Veg tanned leather 1.5-1.8mm
An outsole (I use Vibram Claw)
Waxed linen thread 18/5
Glue (I use Renia aquilim 315)
Shoe laces (I use paracord)


Knife (sharp one)
Pricking iron (I use 6mm 2prong)
Two saddlers needles (I Use nr 2/0 60mm)
Hole punch (I use 3mm)
Caliper or compass
and something like a hammer


If you struggle to find material and tools for your project you might be able to find what you are looking for here .

Slöjd detaljer

Tjäder läder

Brunner (Company sales only)

Shelby outdoor

Extrem textile


Leather house