About insole winding of sandals and mules

This is the unprocessed state of the insole (ball) used for sandals and mules. In order to hide the surface that looks white and the side that looks brown, in addition to attaching the insole, it is necessary to perform the work called okaki winding and ball (insole) winding.

Unlike pumps, sandals and mules do not have a covering upper, so it is necessary to apply a material that matches the body to the insole in order to hide the ground of the insole (ball). The image shows the work of attaching the material to the toe part of the insole called okaki winding.

Next, a ball (insole) winding is applied to the sides of the insole, where the material that matches the body is attached. After this, various processes are followed, and finally an insole is attached.

Our craftsmen work by hand with great care so that there are no gaps between the transition between the ball roll and the okaki roll, but there are cases where a gap is likely to occur depending on the elasticity of the material to be affixed. Thank you. Please be assured that this gap does not mean that the leather is torn or cut.