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So I'll come back next Tuesday for a fitting then?
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So I'll come back next Tuesday for a fitting then?

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I love foot cast!
There is alot of tailors on savile row that could need some help. Maybe a torso cast would be a good start:)

X-post from Shoe Construction:

The foot is not static. It is one of the most architecturally complex forms in nature. It constantly changes shape and even dimension.

And a properly fit shoe doesn't just sit on top of the skin like a leaf floating in a pond. In some places the flesh needs to be compressed a little. In some places given its ease. Sometimes the pooling of blood in the foot needs to be accounted for. In most cases the fact that some feet are rigid and some are flaccid needs to be factored in.

Neither a scanner nor a foot cast will do any of this.
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I ended up going with a "one man" shoemaker (well he outsource the closing to some ladies) and the shoes are slowly taking shape
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I love this thread.

I know this thread is old, but I have to intervene.
I will not quote any post, but I want to refer to certain important details.

 

I think you can not argue with a professional manufactures lasts and shoes as if you are not able to make shoe trees, although it is not my case, I do shoe trees, I can do them by hand or using more modern means... and I'm not talking about copying lathes and computerized scanning.

 

It is also possible to treat different foot and do the same shoes, provided that the differences are not exaggerated.

 

On the other hand, you are wrong, for a true master craftsman is no problem to modify any shape to transform it and make any model of shoe.

 

On the other hand, digital platforms analyzed the tread on static and dynamic and give much information.

 

With respect to plaster molds are a very useful medium, serious indications-are essential, the big problem is always the same, if you're not a true master craftsman can not understand it, perhaps, the images are always better than a thousand words.

 

I will try to prepare a series of photographs to show, though .... the problem is that not have much time, patience.

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