The art of shoemaking has remained practically unchanged for centuries. Firstly, feet measurements and outlines are taken to create a customised last. The last is sculpted by hand incorporating the contours and dimensions of the client’s foot. With the last as a foundation, shoe patterns, that are used to cut carefully selected leather, are developed. This ensures the best possible fit and comfort. Once the leather is cut, the patterns are sewn together forming the upper, which is pulled by hand over the last giving the shoe its unique form and fit. The lasted upper and sole are sewn together in a process known as Goodyear Welting.Once the desired look and fit is achieved the shoes are coloured, burnished, waxed and polished to the client's specification. Finally, the shoes are inspected and delivered to the client
At Faust we wish to continue the cordwainer's tradition with a contemporary approach while honouring their time-tested methods.
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