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Yi-Chen Chou

Nationality: Taiwan
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Master 1year Course
Period: Sept.8,2014-Apr. 24,2015

With medical background specializing in biomechanics of lower extremity, Yi-Chen Chou is interested in producing bespoke shoes for both general population and people with special needs. By taking the entry level of shoe making course last year at Florence, she has now equipped with the fundamental skills of shoemaking, and would like to learn more advanced shoemaking techniques as well as to integrate the gained knowledge onto prospective orthopedic shoes using customized lasts through her second year.

Dec. 18, 2014 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, Reporter: Yi-Chen Chou | Course: Shoemaking

Fall 2014:Shoe Making Course 14

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1) There is a Christmas market at Santa Croce once an year.


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2) I love the mulled wine particularly. It’s one of my favorites in Florence.


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3) Back to the school, new students were working on the hand stitching of Goodyear bottom construction this week.


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4) Josh was the one with really bad luck as his thread broke 6 times during his stitching. Such a painful experience!


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5) I’ve done my Oxford shoes with Tirolese bottom construction by the end of this week, and have also learned a new way to finish the bottoms using the paste.


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6) Amy is super efficient and productive as she has finished 2 pairs of shoes this week. A pair of Moccasin for her dad.


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7) And a pair of Decollete with fringe for her mom.


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8) Hyunjin has also finished her ankle boots with Norwegian bottom construction, which is on its way back to South Korea.


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9) Thursday is the last day at school with Angelo this year, so we had a little party and enjoyed some Cantuccini with Vin Santo.


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10) The “giglio” bedecked Christmas tree is in place already. May all of you have a Merry Christmas, and I will see you next year!




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