The very inside is often exposed to significant wear while walking, and is among the first parts that might require repair. In this post, we will guide you through the process of repairing the very inner.
Today our experienced shoemaker will demonstrate how a proper exchange of the inner heel is executed.
When repairing, the first step is to remove the old heel patch, in order to create a smooth finish that prevents scratches from uneven finish. Any remaining parts and dirt are also removed for this purpose. Immediately after, it's time to apply glue to the new heel patch and insert it into the shoe. Then the glue has to dry in order for it to attach properly.
The heel is further attached using stitching which is done by machine. This ensures a smooth finish and a precisely fitted heel patch. It's then finished up by removing the excess leather and finishing the edge. If this is done on a Chelsea boot, the process is slightly different from a normal, lace up shoe or loafer. Not only is the shoe higher, it also has the elastic band that ensures a solid grip around the ankle. In order to show no signs of repair, the leather is stitched into it's original seams and cut to fit the shoe shape.
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