Saturday, November 5, 2011


By now you may have seen Raúl Ojeda's exceptional craftsmanship performed on Christophe Loiron's Road Champ Engineer Boots.  What many haven't seen is his work on a number of other Engineer Boots.

Although some may compare his work to that of Takeshi Okuyama (or is it just me?), I personally consider Raúl to be truly in a league of his own.  The best part?  He's right here in SoCal!

Mister Freedom® Road Champs (onehundy) - Triple leather sole (compliments of their Rapid E machine) and made a half size smaller (photos from Willies Shoe Service)

Vintage Engineer Boots circa 1970's - early 1980's (ADH92)


Chippewa (headistails)

Vintage Engineer Boots circa 1950's - Reconditioned and re-sewn uppers, replaced vamp lining, new insole/footbed

Lone Wolf (onehundy)

If you wish to transform your Engineer Boots (or any type of footwear for that matter) into a work of art, be sure to contact this skilled Craftsman.  Check out this comprehensive article on Raúl and his trade.

f Raúl Ojeda

f Willie’s Shoe Service
    113 N. La Brea Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    Tel: (323) 932-9874

(Only 1.6 miles from Mister Freedom®)

 Here's one of Raúls other business ventures featuring bespoke footwear