The summit will also feature live hand-welted shoemaking demos—which attendees can try their hand at—from Northampton England’s E. Woodford, an on-site workbench space with Brooklyn’s own bespoke shoemaker Francis Waplinger, a lineup of live industry panels, and hand-painted patina art occurring live and on display from Perera. Don’t miss out on the Super Sample Sale, headlined by Canadian superbrand Viberg, of seriously discounted samples, seconds, deadstock, and more.
This type of bootmaking is the opposite of mass production—with many of the featured Boot Camp brands making their products almost completely by hand, while others use 300+ year old techniques. Boot Camp’s lineup have been operating for over a collective 1,000 years, a truly rare meeting ground for some of the world’s most revered boot brands. All the footwear found at Boot Camp will be made 90+% of leather, and be both resoleable and fully rebuildable, offering the ability to last literal decades when taken care of properly—something hugely beneficial from an environmental perspective in a world of disposable synthetic footwear.
The weekend wouldn’t be complete without an array of fantastic food from the Industry City food hall, an exclusive barrel-aged stout collaboration with Untitled Art brewery, complimentary Smartwater for all, a full coffee bar, opening night celebrations, and an after wrap party at Big Alice Brewing presented by Thursday Boots.
Tickets (1 Day GA, 2 Day GA, 2 Day VIP) for the event start at just $29.99 and are available now. As a Bilofy.com reader, you can save 30% on general admission tickets with the code WINDUP. For the most up to date details, visit https://www.stitchdownbootcamp.com/ or follow @stitchdownbootcamp on social media. See you at Boot Camp!