- May 3, 2017
- Reaction score
Interesting. Many shoes do not have such obvious holes in the heels like that. Are they just hidden better, or is it more a matter of technique/construction method differences by manufacturer?When the shoes are lasted, the leather is pulled tightly around the last and nailed in place in order for the leather upper to take the form of the last. To make sure the leather upper does not shift or slide on the last while lasting, the upper is tacked at heel to the last, which is why you get those lasting holes.