- Mar 25, 2016
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I do not think your case was special and the fit can always be altere in fact I have never left a dissatisfied client, if I had to disarm the shoe two, three times I have done it and even if after that I had to make new ones, although practically that has happened very rarely and only in cases extremes, malformations, sequelae of poliomyelitis ..... really hard cases.Re : MTM for shoes. In my case, recounted elsewhere in SF, even when the owner
and chief artisan ( I presume) measured my feet and had the opportunity to measure
and examine the shoes I was wearing, which fit perfectly, he failed to produce shoes
that fit. The fit was completely off and could not be altered. Upon reflection, mine was
probably a special case because several SF members have been satisfied with Maftei's
bespoke services. Nevertheless, I wouldn't even try a second attempt at MTM.
Our measurements will almost certainly be different enough to make a difference if we were to swap data and try to make shoes on them.Me too, but I do not think my measurements are very different from yours.
Can you imagine a client with three different fit and all the shoes are perfect?
Can you imagine that you and I make a pair of shoes for the same client and are they perfect? We can assume then that something we will have done the same, no?
That is true, throughout my many years in the trade I have seen how the feet of the same client are gradually deforming and customers with certain shapes and used to walking like this, it has been very difficult to adapt the orthoses to improve their disease.Feet are naturally resilient and adaptive...up to a point. That's the way the foot evolved.
The thing that so many don't understand is that while young feet can adapt and be comfortable with almost any fit...good or bad...feet do change over the years. A client can be totally misfit while the feet are young and it may not even be noticed. And eventually the foot becomes so habituated to that fit that anything else is considered a misfit...even if, structurally and by all objective criteria, a new pair of shoes is a perfect fit. .
I think that there is no ideal client, all are good, some have more work than others but all are experience and satisfaction when the work done is perfect.The more interesting question, from my perspective is "what is the ideal client?"
You did not answer my question.Our measurements will almost certainly be different enough to make a difference if we were to swap data and try to make shoes on them.
Do you believe there is only one “perfect” fit for each foot?
Someone who doesn't read Styleforum?
I think that there is no ideal client, all are good, some have more work than others but all are experience and satisfaction when the work done is perfect.
It is different if the shoemaker selects a type of clients with perfect feet for example or beautiful ladies .......
Normally you don't. If you are asking, chances are you don't need an orthotic. Count your blessings.I'm very curious of cordwainers views on orthotics. If a shoe is made for a client, why do you need orthotics?
@patrickBOOTHI'm very curious of cordwainers views on orthotics. If a shoe is made for a client, why do you need orthotics?