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Course: Shoe Making

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Jun. 13, 2014 | Posted in CourseShoe, Top Stories, LessonReport, Shoe Making & Shoe Design | Tags: , | Language:
Reporter: Morita | Course: Shoe Making Course

CLOSED LACING type of shoe (part 4)

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・This student has built up one by one several layers of leather and she’s now making the heel
・Once the heel is ready, she hammers the nails to firmly fix it.
・On the last leather layer of the heel, she attaches a 5mm-thick rubber
(this is to prevent slippery shoes).

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December 4.2013


・As reference, the correct height for the heel corresponds to 1 pencil placed below the toe part (see central image)
・In cases, like this, where the student used a curved shoetree, whose shape is reflected in the curved toe part, it is essential to check the heel height (Top left image)
・After scraping the heel with a grinder, we complete the polishing with the sandpaper.

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December 4.2013


・After removing the shoetree we hammer some nails even from inside, to further secure the heel.
・Cut off the leather in excess
・After inserting the insole, the shoe is complete.

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・This student is attending the 2nd year of Shoe Making
・ “Tirolese” style of shoe. Unlike the common Goodyear stitching style, we sew thin leather on the sides.
At the second year of study at Accademia Riaci, it is possible to engage in more particular projects, like this.


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