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Anyone here make leather shoes for sale? Want to get shoes that will "ground" me.

 
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and my daughter. If there is a for sale forum I either cannot find it or do not know how to surf it.
The format of Permies is very difficult for me to discern.

Thank you
 
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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?
 
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From an electrical standpoint neither cork nor leather will provide much grounding. Both are used as insulators which is the opposite effect of what I think you're looking for.

You might want to try shoes made with conductive cloth or wear a readily available bootstrap specifically made for the purpose of grounding.
 
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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"...
 
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Thank you for all of the replies, I am wanting the best of both worlds. I believe that even though
dry leather can be an insulator, it is a very poor insulator. Leather becomes a conductor when moist.

From my memory people that worked around high voltage and people that worked in vocations that
exposed them to open electricity were barred from wearing leather soled shoes.

At any rate, I find it unbelievable that there are not any permies making leather goods that under
privileged folks can afford.
 
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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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I guess I am being misunderstood. Does anyone make cheap leather shoes aka moccasins? I've got my dads old cowboy boots and
dress shoes.
 
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Dakota moccasins.

I can make a pair of these in about 30 minutes. Twenty hours for a very nice pair. You can too with just a little practice.
 
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That looks very promising. Thank you.
 
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Is Dyers still making mocs?
Yep.
https://www.carldyers.com/
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