Efforts to meet this concern are further multiplied by the critical factors to be considered in the design of each shoe: shock absorption, flexibility, fit, traction, sole wear, breathability, weight, etc. Artistic skills are essential in choosing patterns, color of dyes, fabric lining, laces and decorations to adorn the shoe. Manual dexterity with finger coordination is required to manipulate shoemaker tools like shears and sharpened knives when tracing patterns, trimming soles and affixing heels to shoes and boots.

From: Yellowstyles