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Shoe Factory

Rochel Burstyn

Hi, I’m Shuki, and this is my little friend, Tuki. It’s almost time to return to school, which means that the shoe stores are going to be packed, filled with kids and mommies buying shoes for school and getting ready for Yom Tov. So today, we’re going to visit the Parigina shoe Factory in Brunswick, Australia. We’re going to find out how shoes are made by hand.…

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Why is the back and front of a shoe harder than the middle?

There is an extra piece in the toe (called a toe puff) and another in the back of the shoe (called a conter), which will make those parts extra sturdy. These pieces are dipped in a solvent, and dry and stiffen once they’re in the shoe.

In order to support the heel, there is a small wooden stick between the heel and the sole. It used to be a sturdier metal piece, but shoes kept setting off airport security devices, so now they use wood instead.

 

 

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