Manucaturing custom made shoes
The secret of manufacturing custom made shoes has starts long before the first cut or stitch. After the customer has chosen shoe model and leather (ill.1), the precise measurements of the feet are taken. (ill.2). The blueprint of the foot is checked if there are any signs of a stressed foot. This knowledge is then used for the footbed which is shaped into the custom last made of beechwood. The measurements which were taken with the tapeline at different points, are converted into a functional (ill.3). It is put very much weight on the customer‘s „diction of shape“.
Afterwards several test shoes are made over the last. The customer wears his final pair of test shoes for about 14 days. Then we cut open the test shoes and recognize, where we have to make some improvements on the last.