Originally Posted by T4phage
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what you mean by
Side linings are soft reinforcements of the sides of a shoe/boot to preserve its shape once the
shoe gets worn.Toe puffs and heel counters are stiff reinforcements.
All of them are placed inside the shoe between lining and upper leather.
The “innards” still out on the table: heel counter, toe puffs and side linings.
Here they are in place: toe puff on one shoe, side linings on both.
Different pair of boots:
Side linings sticking out. Toe puff still missing.
I remember reading in James Ducker’s blog (he had started shoemaking while living in Spain)
that the Spaniards wouldn’t use side linings and he had to learn to prepare and fix them,
only after he had returned to England.
Maybe the Italians do not use them either.