WE GOT THE MOLAS (IT 'S THE TEXTILE) THROUGH FAIR TRADE FROM THE KUNA INDIGENOUS IN COLOMBIA AND PANAMA (MOLA IS AN UNREPEATABLE PIECE OF FABRIC USUALLY 13” BY 11 “ HAND STITCHING BY MEMORY).
FIRST STEP: Cutting MOLAS And Patterns
SECOND STEP: Tools of the trade
One of the most important tools for making a shoe is the last, something which customers never normally get to see! The last is a foot shaped piece of material over which the shoes are molded. A different last is used for each shoe size and style.
Step 3: Edging
Edging is the process of flattening the edge of the pieces of leather that have been cut to the pattern so it is thinner than the rest of the leather piece. This makes for crisp, neat joins between pieces of leather giving you a much more comfortable fit as well as the quality finish you would expect from a pair of hand crafted shoes.
Step 4: Stitching
The different parts of the shoe are then carefully stitched together
Step 5: Trimming preparation
The next step is to prepare the trimming before it is added to the shoes.
Step 6: Selecting the heel
Step 7: Trimming the excess
This involves carefully putting together and making the finishing touches to the decorative upper for another pair of hand made shoes.
Step 8: Preparing the sole
The core pieces of the sole of the shoe are then covered either side by the insole (the piece that sits against your foot) or the outer sole (the piece that sits against the ground).
Step 9: Affixing the outer sole
The outer sole is the affixed to the shoe.
Step 10: Finishing
The final cutting, cleaning and polishing of the shoes.