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Course: Shoe Making
・Goodyear welt: after having wet the leather for the part where the outsole stitching will be performed, students put it back in place (photo on the left)
・Students build up several layers of leather to form a 5mm-thick heel (photo in the middle and on the right)
・Since the outsole stitching is 2mm thick, this step of the process requires concentration and attention (photo on the left)
・A file is used to smooth the shoe surface, and after that students proceed with the coloring and finishing (central photo)
・With a hammer, the student is firmly attaching the wet leather part with the stitched outsole (photo on the right)
・The sewing thread is a very important part so each time students don’t understand they ask advice to the teacher (photo on the left)
・In the attaching method a special welt is used so that the appearance resembles that of a Goodyear style shoe (central and right photos)
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