Garmology podcast: Made by hand for feet – With Ruth Emily Davey of RED (S05/E14 #114)

We’re off to Wales this week to talk to Ruth Emily Davey about her life making shoes. We talk about how she quite unintentionally started as a shoemaker’s apprentice, grew to love the craft, her mentor and friend Alan James Raddon, why we can’t all wear the same type of shoes and what a community means for the craft. And what it’s like to discover your unique and special invention is suddenly pirated and sold in a plastic version.

You can find Ruth Emily Davey on the web at and on Instagram as @ruthemilydavey.

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Nick Johannessen is also the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at)

Garmology theme music by Fabian Stordalen.

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