As it always is with something this intensive, the finishing stages actually took a long time. But it was definitely worth it for the results. Lovely straight edges on the heels, smooth soles and generally well-shaped sole edges.
Hours were spent rasping....
glassing and sanding...
|The calm at lunchtime before the final onslaught!|
|Cheryl's beautiful natural soles - hope that your husband was impressed with all of your hard work.|
and the uppers, before buffing the toes to a military shine.
There was even time to go through measuring and fitting up lasts. The fit on all of the shoes was good - even for the non-bespoke lasts - with only small adjustments needed to fill extra space.
And the results? A very happy group with their well-fitting, shiny shoes!
|David, Jonathan, Gee, Martin, Cheryl and Rachel|