After the fitting, the underside of the shoe was sanded as flat as possible, getting rid of any excess leather and material. Then it was time to fill in the gap left in the middle of the shoe, between the two lasted sides of leather. Firstly a pattern was made by a piece of paper being pushed onto the area and a shape drawn, and then these shapes (they were different for the two boots) were traced onto and cut out of 2mm microcell. Afterwards they were glued on and the whole shoe sat in the sole press. Again the whole underside of the shoe was sanded as flat as possible, ready for the soles.