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GLOSSARY: WELT STITCH

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DEFINITION The Welt Stitch pattern is essentially a horizontal rib. The alternating rows of knit and purls create a ...

GLOSSARY: VEGETABLE TANNING

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DEFINITION Among the various tanning methods, vegetable tanning is the most traditional, the most recognisable, the ...

GLOSSARY: VAMP

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DEFINITION The vamp is the front part of the shoe,  It refers to any piece of leather forward of the lace line on th...

GLOSSARY: VACHETTA LEATHER

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DEFINITION This type of leather is a vegetable tanned yearling hide stained to whatever colour is desired. This effe...

GLOSSARY: TOE PUFF

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DEFINITION The toe puff is a piece of leather inserted between the the lining and upper on the toecap of the shoe. T...

GLOSSARY: SLINGBACKS

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DEFINITION A slingback is a type of woman's footwear characterized by a strap that crosses behind the heel or ankle....

GLOSSARY: RENDENBACH

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DEFINITION Rendenbach soles use the traditional method of oak bark ground tanning. A robust and extremely flexible, ...

GLOSSARY: PULLOVER

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DEFINITION A pullover is a prototype sample for checking the pattern and fit of the upper of the shoe. Source: firs...

GLOSSARY: OAK BARK TANNED

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DEFINITION Oak bark tanning is a traditional method of tanning for soles, insoles and stiffeners. . 

GLOSSARY: MULE

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DEFINITION Mule, a French word, is a style of shoe that is backless and often closed-toed. Mules can be any heel hei...

GLOSSARY: LAST

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DEFINITION A last is a wooden form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot. It is used by shoemakers in the...

GLOSSARY: KIDSKIN

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DEFINITION Kidskin or kid leather is a type of soft, thin leather that is traditionally made from goatskin - more sp...

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