Design Group visits "Meisterschuh"
The Design group visited the Berlin shoe manufacturer Meisterschuh on 5 November 2015. Entering the bright factory, we were amazed by shelves full of shoe lasts (the solid form around which a shoe is molded), an array of special hand tools, various types of leather and traditional machines. Each pair of shoes is individually custom-made. It takes between 30 to 40 hours to craft a unique design before t is ready for collection by the lucky owner.
Simon Schaefer, the founder of the manufactory, demonstrated several steps from measuring the foot to the final completion. The result is a harmonious combination of chic, fashionable and orthopedic shoes. It is not something that one comes across everywhere!