Boot shaping machine.
Moistened shoe being rubbed for shine.
Another tool of the sanding machine.
The base of the lasted upper being rubbed off.
Machine that dries off the adhesive just right enough to stick well.
The heel and the edge of the sole being cleaned.
Pairs of finished shoes.
Shoes stuffed with crumpled paper.
The legendary city of Agra reserves space in the memory of historians, architects, industrialists and ofcourse tourists from the world over. The city is famous for its leather craft, marble carving and the legendary Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Leather footwear of Agra is known internationally for superb craftsmanship. Completely handmade shoes are a class apart. No other place in the world does this trade related activity in a day more than Agra - more than one million shoes are being sold in the city every day.
Shoes are either completely hand-crafted or produced with the help of high-end machines. In either case, the production unit would have mainly four departments in which a progressive route is followed which is cutting, closing, lasting and finishing.
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