Category Archives: Making a shoe

Making a Shoe in a factory, 1938

Factory methods, heavily mechanised, greatly changed the shoemaking process. Described here are some of the stages needed in the Goodyear welted shoe process during the 1930s. Anything between 100 and 200 separate operations could be involved, virtually all performed by … Continue reading

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Making a shoe by hand

How to make shoes by hand Boots and shoes are the most complicated item of clothing we wear. A great deal of skill is needed to make a shoe, and a large range of tools are required to do the … Continue reading

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