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New video shows how a Mellow Walk safety shoe is born

Really, when you can count over 40 different operations to make one pair of Mellow Walk safety shoes I think it’s fair game to say our shoes are born at our factory in Toronto (not made) :).  Now, we couldn’t … Continue reading

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Last-making is a lost art

Shoe designers like to think that they are the geniuses behind the footwear, but I’m putting my money on the last-maker (but, don’t tell my shoe designer I said that). Sure the designer sketches the design, assembles the components and … Continue reading

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The World According to Mellow Walk Designer Nelson Silva

A conversation with Mellow Walk’s shoe designer. Andrew: So, Nelson maybe we can start with your design philosophy. How do you approach your work? Nelson:  Democracy for everyone! Why shouldn’t safety shoes look as stylish and feel as good as … Continue reading

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Straight Last vs Curved Last

As I was wondering what to write about today I read a comment from a potential customer. She was told by her podiatrist to choose a shoe that was made with a “straight last” opposed to a “curved last”. Well it’s not … Continue reading

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