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Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making

Jul. 01, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Morita | Course: Shoemaking

Closed Lacing Shoe – Attaching method 1


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・This is Francis, second-year student of Shoe Making.
Compared to other students, he has reached a very high level of manufacturing skills


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・This is an insole women’s shoes: unlike men’s type,
once we have adjusted it to the shoetree, the put a shank and then cover it with the same leather.
women’s shoes have higher heels, first of all we attach the shank.


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・After the lasting, we flip over the external leather and last the internal leather part which touches the foot.
・On the toe part we apply a thin piece of leather as toe core, and then polish it using glass or a file.


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・We apply a hardening agent on the leather that covers the heel
・The same process is applied to the internal part of the upper
・After inserting the core and put it on the shoetree, we adjust the height of the heel a bit higher than the usual standard.
・We proceed with the lasting, starting from the toe.
(the procedure follows always the same order.)


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