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Course: Shoe Making
・Students check the height of the heel, made of piled up pieces of leather(photo on the left)
・ For Goodyear-style, before sewing the “Guardolo”(welt), it is necessary to wet the leather to make it softer (central photo)
・In this stitching technique, it is essential to check the process after the blind stitch(photo on the right)
・Students determine the size of the heel in the adhesion process. As reference, the heel corresponds to 1/4 of the whole outsole surface;(photo on the left)
・Students exchange opinions and comments on the procedure to follow (photo on the right)
・In order to create a high-quality final product, it’s important to refer constantly to the professor about all design details and make first a provisional shoe sample (photo on the left)
・The instructor shows how to perform the blind stitch: he’s a real talent, indeed!
・Students check the right position for cutting out the sole
・The attaching process of the facings (open-laced style) is completed
・Students apply the cork on the first half of the shoe, and in the back half apply the shank. Then, they cover the shank with leather and adjust the surface. Finally, they apply the outsole.
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