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This is Shoemaking

Scenes from the birth of a shoe:

Modellista (patternmaker)
Federico - modellista (patternmaker)

Patterns for a child's sandal

Placing pattern for cutting

Cutting - the skilled hands of Maurizio

Marks for stitching

Cutting the lining

Stitching - a very precise job by Rosario

Doriano - preparing the upper for lasting

Sauro - preparing the upper

Johnny - placing the insole onto the bottom of the last

Enrico - placing the upper onto the last

the upper placed on the last

sanding down the leather under the insole, in preparation for the outsole - courtesy of Enzo

waiting for outsoles

Fabio - attaching the outsole

Finally complete!

Leda - removing the shoe from the last

Rosanna - checking and boxing

Hello and thanks, from the whole team in Italy!

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