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post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by janne melkersson
von Rothbart,

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"How many fittings after measurements were taken?"

you asked whoopee but I hope he don't mind me answering and the answer is, none!

It might surprise some but in the tradition where I came from fittings where a rare thing. The only times was when the lastmaker where facing a client with problem feet.

Besides the tradition there is another thing of importance why fittings is not to recomend on regular basis and that is that the shoe could be damage when putting the last back. It is a stressful operation not only for the maker but for the shoe as well.

Having said this, I am pretty sure that no matter from which tradition the last maker came from he hold his breath when the client put the feet in the shoes for the first time. I am one of them that's for sure

Janne Melkersson

So essentially, you're pretty damn good at what you do.

The shoes look fantastic. I am definitely envious.
post #47 of 48
Gorgeous. If you told me Purple Shoes, I'd run, but seeing them, I almost want some.
post #48 of 48
Mainy,
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"So essentially, you're pretty damn good at what you do."

Well, I don't know about that because even though it is more then 25 years since I builded my first last it still is a thrill every time a client try his shoes. In the orthopeadic trade where I have been working for many years we use to say that the longer you have been in the trade the less cocksure about fit you became! It is all the misstakes that finally makes a maker to realize that making lasts is a tricky business.

Thank's for your compliment
Janne Melkersson
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