Jerry (left) and Ryan
Leo (one of the veteran Yuketen hand sewers) is hand lasting a pair of blucher moccasins
Leo demonstrates the notable skill and precise technique required for genuine hand sewing. You can see the awl penetrating through the leather of the plug which then creates a perfectly placed hole for the hand sewing needles.
After hand sewing the front of the shoe Leo must now concentrate his efforts on closing the heel.
Jerry is pulling the last and getting ready to trim the crepe sole.