Monday, July 5, 2010

Insider's Look III

The automated stitching machine for quilting uppers. (Uppers are the leather/fabric part of the shoe that gets lasted and then finished with a sole. It's literally the upper part of the shoe. See last photo for an example.)

I promised that I'd tell you this week which factory I visited, but I think this picture does the job for me...

Yep, that's right!

An upper being accessorized before being lasted.