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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.

Feb. 05, 2015 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Yi-Chen Chou | Course: Shoemaking

Spring 2015:Shoe Making Course 3

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1) Weekend is always the best time for me to spend on some valued people at a small coffee shop for catching up.


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2) Wang Jia was digging channels on her shoes for the upcoming hand stitching.

Wang Jia正在替她接下來的手縫底挖溝。

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3) Except for Wang Jia, another new student in class is Ruben from Spain.

除了Wang Jia, 班上另一位新生是來自西班牙的Ruben.

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4) Earlene is now learning the goodyear bottom construction, and she was at the stage of midsole preparation this Wednesday.


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5) Josh has finished his shoes by the end of this week, and will bring them back to Singapore next week for a prospective groom. How exciting!


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6) I am continuously working on my ankle boots, and have completed the goodyear hand stitching of the front part.


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7) On the other hand, I am also working on finishing my plaster cast in order to get the right shape for the upcoming plantar.


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8) In addition to cast finishing, last modification is also part of my job to ensure there is enough space for the plantar.


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9) A view of the orthopedic shoe shop. This is the place where I do my collaboration project twice a week.


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10) This Thursday, there was snow around noon in Florence. Although it’s short and little, it’s still very romantic when you walk under it.


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