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Course: Shoe Making
・For Goodyear style, we nail the leather to the shoetree. The leather has been first wetted and its thickness is 5mm.
・Once the leather is dried, we remove the nails and adapt the leather to the shape of the shoetree bottom. Then we scrape off all around.
・The shape is adjusted not only with the knife, but also with wood rasps and pieces of glass.
・The execution of the inner sole has a significant impact on the shoe final result.
・The first photo depicts the process of outsole stitching (sewing together outsole and welt).
・With a needle called “Regina”, which is curved at the extremity, we punch holes and continue sewing .
・It’s important to match the thickness of the thread with the size of the hole.
・Since the thread used for this work is thin, there is a gap among the stitches.
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