A complete guide to the art of shoe-mending, including a full course on how to do expert shoe repairing from beginning to end. Written in clear, simple language and profusely illustrated, this timeless guide contains everything a layman needs to know to start properly repairing shoes. It will also appeal to those with an interest in historical shoe-mending and manufacturing techniques Contents include: “Follow the Model”, “How to Nail a Sole in a Turned Shoe”, “To Prepare a Sole on a Slip-sole”, “To Straighten a Heel”, “Broken Counter from a Heel”, “The Right Way to Sew Rips in a Torn Sole”, “How to Prepare a Patch on a Sole”, “The Right Kind of Heel Plates”, “What Makes Crime?”, “Everybody is an Expert, and the Next Shoe Repairer Knows It”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of shoemaking.