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Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making

Oct. 31, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Shoe Making/Design , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Morita | Course: Shoe Making/Design

Summer Course:Adhesive method pumps 3

サマーコース 接着製法パンプス 3 25&26.6.2014

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・Shoe opening and other edges of the leather are folded to hide the cut surface. (Picture left)
・For pumps with an opening at the heel, students insert a core at the root part of its belt to maintain its shape. (Picture center)
・After sewing the outer and inner leathers together, students cut off the excess inner leather around the edge leaving a certain part uncut. (Picture right)


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・Students must be careful about the direction the leather stretches when cutting out a leather to cover a heel part of the intermediate sole. (Picture left)
・Students put the shoe on a shoetree for shoe lasting. (Picture center)
・Students perform shoe lasting as they check both sides of the shoe. (Picture right)


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・Shoe lasting is performed using standard-sized nails except for the heel part where 8mm nails are used. (Picture left)
・Students pull out all the nails, roughen the bottom surface for better adhering, and then glue the heel on. (Picture center)
・Students put the shoe on a cardboard to cut out a shoe sole pattern paper. (Pictures right)


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・Students put the shoe on a cardboard to cut out a shoe sole pattern paper. (Pictures left)
・By using this paper pattern, students cut out an outsole from 3mm thick leather and adhere it to the bottom of the shoe. (Pictures center & right)


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・After removing the shoetree, students fasten the heel furthermore by a screw from inside, and then glue on a cushion material. (Picture left)
・An insole is inserted in the shoe for finish. (Picture center)
・Next lesson will be on adhesive method men’s shoes with open-lace. (Picture right)


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