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Caterina Melidoni
Caterina Melidoni

Nationality: Italy
Course: Shoe Making
Program: Avanzata Course
Period: Sep. 4, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2018

After a BA degree in Industrial Design at ISIA in Rome, she decided to move to Florence to learn the ancient and valuable art of shoe making. She always has been interested in design and making shoes . So she found out that Florence and Accademia Riaci would have been the perfect place for learning about.
She wants to gain knowledge about one of the most Italian famous and worldwide appreciated handcraft art. The craft of shoe making deserves to be handed down from one generation to another, to survive as a prestigious art.


Jun. 23, 2017 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Caterina Melidoni | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 15-One Year Course 2017 (Student1)

Finally I finished the derby model. The heel and the sole finish has done! So Angelo taught me a new shoe model, the mocassino one.
Also with mocassino I will practice the goodyear construction of the sole. I really need to train a lot to deal with it.

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To protect the upper while doing the goodyear second stitching we use the tape.

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The goodyear construction done!

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The heel almost completed.

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My Peter Pan’s derby. I really like the double color on the sole.

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Uppers of mocassino model.

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Preparing the insole for the goodyear construction.

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To make it easier, we sign the distance between one to another stitching point.

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The insoles are ready for the assembly.

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