The art of making a handcrafted footwear masterpiece involves literally hundreds of steps combining old world painstaking details and modern technology. Below is a summary of the main parts of the production process. Stemar takes pride in giving a very high level of attention to each and every one of these steps in the journey from design to finished product.
It all starts with an idea. Gifted designers with their pulse on fashion and trends create sketches and samples of fresh designs that marry classic sensibilities, current styling, and comfort.
Shoe lasts (molds) are created for every size to be offered of a particular style.
The finest leather is selected for construction.
Technologically advanced machines cut the leather upper pieces and soles with precision.
Leather pieces are sewn together with great care.
Hand stitching around the shoe last is performed by master shoemakers.
Soles are applied to the leather upper. There are four main ways the sole for a particular shoe may be installed.
- Blake Construction (leather and rubber soles),
- Stitched Box construction (rubber sole/sneakers),
- Tubular construction (loafers),
- Goodyear Welt (loafers and lace ups).
Beautiful finishes are applied by hand in a multiplicity of colors.
The shoes are polished to give them that beautiful shine.
Another pair of beautiful Stemar shoes is ready to be boxed up and shipped out to our valued customers