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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoemaking, shoe repairing, cobblingnoun

    the shoemaker's trade

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  1. shoemakingnoun

    The making of shoes.

Wikipedia

  1. Shoemaking

    Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand, often by groups of shoemakers, or cordwainers (sometimes misidentified as cobblers, who repair shoes rather than make them). In the 18th century, dozens or even hundreds of masters, journeymen and apprentices (both men and women) would work together in a shop, dividing up the work into individual tasks. A customer could come into a shop, be individually measured, and return to pick up their new shoes in as little as a day. Everyone needed shoes, and the median price for a pair was about one day’s wages for an average journeyman.The shoemaking trade flourished in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries but began to be affected by industrialization in the later nineteenth century. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship. Today, most shoes are made on a volume basis, rather than a craft basis. A pair of "bespoke" shoes, made in 2020 according to traditional practices, can be sold for thousands of dollars.Shoemakers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper part. Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer's and cobbler's trades. The term cobbler was originally used pejoratively to indicate that someone did not know their craft; in the 18th century it became a term for those who repaired shoes but did not know enough to make them.

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  1. shoemaking

    Shoemaking is the process or craft of designing, manufacturing, or repairing shoes. This involves tasks such as cutting and shaping materials like leather or rubber, sewing or gluing pieces together, and adding accessories or finishes like laces, buckles, or polish. Shoemaking can be done by hand or with the help of machinery.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoemakingnoun

    the business of a shoemaker

Wikidata

  1. Shoemaking

    Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship. Shoemakers or cordwainers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoemaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoemaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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