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A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking


Why we have forgotten this technique pretty much?

I believe because of the appearance of the  modern glues. We shouldn’t have – pegged construction has advantages, compared to any other technique:

– easy to make (OK, compared to the factories – nothing is easier than send product to China to get produced, isn’t it? Well… in an other post, right?)

– strong, maybe stronger than English welt

– creates a very elegant. smart looking shoe with the narrow welt and extremely thin waist

– those pegs look so stylish on the bottom

– easier to repair then other, welted shoes

– you don’t have to include any glue (you can), so no allergic reactions will occur

and finally: we just shouldn’t forget any technique



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