To make your shoes, Dimitri first takes measurements of your feet. He starts by drawing the contour of the shape with a pen held at 90°. This angle is a prerequisite for a perfect marking. Then he takes notes of the location of phalanges, the metatarsus and protrusions. He measures down to the millimeter the axis, the circumference, the height, the width and the length of your feet, the insteps, the big toes and every joint.
Elaboration of the last
Measurement and symmetry
The last is a replica of your foot that Dimitri makes with wood from your measurements. It is different for each model that you would request. After taking your measurements and your footprint - it determines the weight distribution of your body- Dimitri assesses the symmetry of your toes, calibrates the instep and the size of the toes, calculates the height of your big toe and the arch of the instep. These are key criteria to ensure the utmost comfort.
The most important criteria for comfort is the assessment of the arch, a part that includes the instep and it supports the body weight when the foot is moving. Dimitri then chooses the size of the shoe depending on the dimension of the heel. He determines the height of the quarter : not too high so that it does not rub against the foot as you walk. The challenge in creating the shape consists of taking into account all your measurements without jeopardizing the architectonic beauty of the shoe. This stage needs around twenty hours of work.