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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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