Finished product!

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Finished product!

After any excess glue was removed with crepe, finally they were complete! (mind the dodgy photo!). The boots turned out to probably be my favourite (a long side the wedges) of the shoes I made, and it is a nice feeling to have completed them.. If only it was winter coming though..

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Gluing, attaching and nailing the heel.

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Gluing, attaching and nailing the heel.

Next, I applied two coats of glue to the heels and underside of the shoe and stuck them together as accurately as possible. After being put in the sole press, a number of nails using a nail gun were nailed into the heel, as shown in the photo. Essentially, this strengthens the the heel and makes sure it stays attached.

Dying and buffing the heels.

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Next I dyed the heels with two coats of brown dye and left them to dry before also applying sealant to keep the colour in tact. After the dye and sealant were totally dry, the sides of the heel were buffed on the machine for shininess. Their tops were also slightly ruffed up so that glue would stick to them.