We build the heels lift by lift, starting with the split lift or rand; followed by two lifts; and finally the top piece which has a quarter rubber incorporated into it.
Here are a few shots of the students in action
|Cutting The Heel Breast|
|Checking They Are A Pair|
|Marking Where To Put The Nails In|
|Skiving The First Heel Lift|
The end of the day saw everybody's heels built and the finishing process started. The shoes are functionally sound at this point, and the rest of our time will be spent making them look lovely.
Here are a couple of shots of the rasping process.
Hope this whets your appetite to make shoes. And where better place to start than with carréducker on one of our intensive courses. The next one is in May in New York
Until next time, happy shoemaking!