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Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making

Nov. 19, 2014 | Posted in Top Stories, Shoe Making & Shoe Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Morita | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Summer Course:Adhesive method Balmoral pumps, Goodyear welt

サマーコース 接着製法パンプス・内羽・グッドイヤーウエルト製法 14.7.2014

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・Students adhere a thinly skived leather around a heel. (Picture left)
・Students then adhere the heel with glue onto the outsole. (Picture center)
・For Goodyear welt, students firstly set a wet intermediate sole on the shoetree, and then fix it with nails to shape the sole. (Picture right)


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・Shoe lasting for the toe part takes many nails, so students use the tip of pliers (pinza). (Picture left)
・This student is ready to start a shoe lasting for the shoes with sewn instep parts. (Picture center)
・Paper patterns must be cut cautiously as it greatly affects the product finish. (Picture right)


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・In order to harden a heel core, students spread a hardener called “pasta”. (Picture left)
・Students spread pasta inside the upper, insert a heel core and then perform a shoe lasting. (Picture center)
・Shoe lasting procedures are the same for all styles of shoes, so it is important to perform it over and over. (Picture right)


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