Hi Randy, there is a Flea Market forum and a Cottage Industry one that could be where a shoe seller would post their wares. I don't recall seeing that in the past few years but hopefully your post here draws them out of the woodwork.
I'm guessing Permies would be a good place to sell shoes. Silly question but would cork soles provide grounding or does the sole have to be leather?
Hey Mike, I think we're talking different types of grounding. Randy and I are talking about the kind where you try to get more connected to the earth by only having natural materials between you and the ground. Barefoot is better but sometimes you don't/can't do that.
At least that's my assumption since he put quotes around the word "ground"...
It is a HUGE time investment to make modern shoes.
You are right that leather soles are poor insulators. You could probably find dress shoes or cowboy boots with all leather soles.
I have played around with modifying shoes, using copper rivets or fine copper wire. You can use the wire like thread and sew it fairly easy into summer weight shoes or sandles.
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