Equally artistic, the craftsmen that stretch the sewn leather parts of the shoe onto these lasts help to create a perfect fit. The leather gets heated and dampened in a steam oven first. Then they are stretched over the custom lasts for their initial fit. These shoemakers make sure to stretch or pound the leather into symmetrical shapes that match the other half of the pair and give appropriate room for the toes, heel and sides of the shoes for optimal comfort. A process that truly sets SAS handcrafted comfort apart from others.
Want to know more about the shoemaking process? Check out our Handcrafted page, or schedule a visit to the factory to see it for yourself by calling (210) 921-8103. Tours are held Monday-Thursday 9:15am, 12:30pm & 2:05pm.