JOHN LOBB BOTTIER A PARIS
74,FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE-75012 PARIS
Appearance of the work shop
Every custom-shoe is made in the work shop in Paris by skillful artisan.It is a bit small
factory than I expected. However, it
is a tasteful place indeed.
The last comes first.
Piled wooden blocks are used as lasts and
shoe-trees. A worker is making shoe-trees
Making shoe trees
A worker is grinding a shoe tree. The shoe
tree is the same shape as the customer's
The basis of the customer's last
There are many types of basic lasts on the
rack. A last maker chooses
one last which matches with the customer's
How to cut the last.
After choosing one pair of basic last, the
last maker cuts the last to make it fit to
the customer's foot.
Tools for making last
Mr.Patrice showed me some files, a special
pipe covered with sandpaper and a measure.
Customer's foot pattern is recorded on a
sheet in the picture.
A piece of leather is stuck on the part of
instep or outside quarter of the last.
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