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Mar. 10, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design, Leather Working | Tags:
Staff Blog≫ Shoe Making lesson ( March 4, 2014 )

Today, students are working on the shoe sole.
In this lesson we introduce the preparation for the Goodyear outsole stitching.
With a bifurcated punch (i.e. leatherworking tool), they punch the holes starting from the heel part.
Since this type of seam, called welt seam, is visible when the shoe is completed, it’s important to hand stich following carefully the edges of the uppers.

Shoe Making lesson ( March 4, 2014 )

Since the perforating process requires some strength, the students work, remaining seated.


Shoe Making lesson ( March 4, 2014 )

This is the approximate distance to keep from the upper, when punching the holes,


Shoe Making lesson ( March 4, 2014 )

This is the sewing of the welt.


Shoe Making lesson ( March 4, 2014 )

In order to reinforce the sole, they put a metal plate called shank. At the end they define the shape by hitting the sole with a hammer.


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