Up-to-date report from one of our students!
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Atelier Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 27, 2018
After working in Taiwanese footwear industry for three and a half years, she came to Firenze to study shoes making course, the city which is famous for leather art and shoes.
Although she already has basic aesthetics and sketching technique background from university (B.A.), yet she hopes to extend her shoe-making skills here in Riaci. She believes designer can deliver their thoughts through their works, hoping to keep motivate people with her designs.
A day was start from the sound of grinding machine this week. After I finished stitching Tirolese welt, I put a layer of cork inside the insole, then, using grinder to remove some imperfections.
The advantage to fill the cork inside is comfort. Cork can absorb moisture and as long you are wearing it, it becomes softer and fit your foot. Phew! I finished.
With experience from last year, now, I really feel that I can catch the step more quickly! Also, I’m glad I have my own pace. Prepared my outsole, let’s start second hand stitching.
The original Tirolese construction was design to use in high-mountain. The “L” shape welt was to protect rain and snow. Though it was made by full leather, it still can protect water as well as keep your feet comfortable. I am surprised that although technology is getting better, still, there is someone making shoes in this old way. That’s why, handmade shoes are adorable.
Awww, I have some great news for you. I start putting my stories in my Instagram page. If you like my works or my stories, welcome to follow my page. Okay, this is the end of weekly report, see you next week~
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Language: Reporter: Ai MARUYAMA
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