May 2016

 
San and footwear for foot health17.05.2016

Reflections, October 2015. By Catherine Willems. I am in Namibia. The thermometer indicates 32 degrees Celsius. This is my first time in Southern Africa. The purpose of my visit is to remake the indigenous hunting sandal with the Ju’/hoan San...

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The Barefoot Academy in the Kalahari14.05.2016

Deep the Kalahari Desert in Namibia live the Ju'/hoan San, some of the last persistence hunters left. Persistence hunting i s a rare skill where hunters use a combination of tracking and endurance running to pursue an animal until it...

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Venturing into the Kalahari12.05.2016

It was a perfect African evening; I was sat round the glowing embers of a fire, enjoying the warm breeze, a cold beer, and the company of friends. I had ‘gone bush’ with my partner Lisa, my buddy Werner and...

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Persistently Hunting The Persistent Hunters10.05.2016

“Ahh, yhes, you have just missed him, he has gone to jail for shooting a man with a poisoned arrow.." We had driven for over 1000 kilometers over the African Plains. . The previous three villages had all pointed us...

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Handcut: The heel shaped heel03.05.2016

‘The Newest Evolution in Our ‘HANDCUT’ Barefoot Shoes’ Just as our feet evolved to be perfect bits of walking and running kit, our HANDCUT shoe collection has evolved the art of traditional shoe making—combining a centuries-old craft with our modern...

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