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Nationality: Japan
Course: Shoe Making

Jan. 08, 2015 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Morita | Course: Shoemaking

Summer Course:Blucher & Balmoral adhesive method

サマーコース 外羽・内羽接着製法 24.7.2014

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・Overlapping parts of ostrich leather are thinly skived just as for cowhide. (Picture left)
・Students pile up a few 4mm-thick leathers to build a heel, then nail it to the outsole. (Pictures center & right)


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・A provisional shoe made by felt is used to check the lines and the balance of the shoe. (Picture left)
・It is very important to cut the leather in the exact same size as the pattern paper. (Picture center)
・The blind stitch in the Goodyear welt ends at where it meet the heel part. (Picture right)


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・This student is sewing the outsole and the welt together by outsole stitching. (Picture left)
・This welt is put on by adhesive method. The shoe is done after being polished on the side. (Picture center)
・Where parts are sewn together, a skinny stay tape is adhered on the back. Students then hammer it to flatten. (Picture right)


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