How to make a man's leather soled shoe

'Step by step'!

A nice colour video showing not only the steps involved in making a mans shoe but also a look at the machinery and people working in the industry. Not sure where this was filmed but suspect it is about late 50's. Although this video was not done in the valley it does show the process and steps that would have been used in places like Gaghills / Tricketts when they were producing men's leather soled shoes in the 1940's and 50's. Some of our sound recording also go into detail on some of the techniques and methods used in leather footwear manufacturing. If you notice the Gentleman's Journal watermark...the same periodical that ran a multi-page article on the slipper king in the 1920's. The booklet is in the photo section as Sir H W Trcikett. Running time 22:15. Click on the play triangle on the bottom black bar to play.