While in school in Milano, I visited one of the bigger shoe factories in the area along with a luxury tannery. A classmate of mine took some pictures and I just found them last week and wanted to share them with you all. For the next couple of Mondays I'll be posting pictures (sorry for the quality, we weren't supposed to have a camera inside the factory)...enjoy!
A look from above the factory floor. Those machines in the bottom are for cutting leather from patterns made on CAD (I use a similar machine at work).
Sandals on the production line.