HOW YOUR 2HB ARE BORN?
1. Model creation
The most important part, where the craftsman releases his imagination. By drawing and cutting his passion by hand, creating a new standard and new lines for dance.
The artisans finish the leather with a dedicated machinery, allowing easier stitching between the parts of leather that will build the wood.
A machine through the skilled hand of the craftsman, allows to make the shoe proportionate from both sides: it is a fundamental job especially for dance shoes. The promonta (high-tech machinery) has a light that indicates the position of the shoe, but the artisan through the use of pliers pulls the leather to make the right shoe equal to the left and creates a perfectly equal model.
5. Heel closure
The shoe is placed on a machine that delineates the perimeter of the heel and makes the sole uniform (on the heel side).
The shoe is polished to remove its natural imperfections (the skin is the most external part of the animals so it can have pores or color changes); it is a work to be done by hand if the shoe was polished with a wrong sensitivity the skin would be ruined and the model would have to be redone.
7. Store the shoe
Prepare the shoe by removing the impurities created by the previous processing steps. The hammer is passed in every part of the shoe to "smooth" the shoe, to uniform the seams and any folds
8. Bottom mark
The proportions and the relative measures are taken by hand and then the base is applied.
Prepare the shoe for gluing, the sandpaper sands the skin, so as to optimize the subsequent application of the mastic; it is a process to be done manually, even here a sensitivity error would ruin the shoe
10. Bonding the bottom
Executable only by hand, putty is passed on the bottom of the shoe before gluing the bottom, the putty is specific water-based without solvents (harmful to the foot if you sweat) and given uniformly and in such a way as to have the total comfort during the dance.
11. Bottom assembly
Another element that can be done exclusively by hand: the bottom is placed on the marks made previously and adhered with the hammer. There is no machinery that does this (the press fixes only the bottom that must be positioned by hand), the precision is surgical and made with specific measuring instruments (special gauges) to not allow the slightest error.
12. Upper cleaning
Special creams are used, which increase the durability of the shoe, avoid the spoiling of the leather due to excessive twisting and give elasticity to the leather itself.
13. Lavorazione Fusbet
The fusbet is cut in the lower part (the one with activated carbon) completing the work manually for greater precision, the leather that acts as a lining that will be assembled with the fusbet is cut, the mark is lasered with a laser, then the shape is given to the fusbet according to the shoe we want to make, and finally they are sewn by hand for an aesthetic and safety factor to guarantee a further anti-slip of the two pieces..
The dream is complete, it is carefully boxed by the employee by inserting the shoes, the cotton bag, a shoehorn, laces and spare spools..