Shoe making – No. 26
Tutty’s of Naas, Co Kildare is perhaps the most famous hand-made shoemaking establishment in Ireland. In the film George Tutty, father figure and founder of the firm, measures a client’s feet for the wooden lasts or foot moulds that the shoes will be crafted around. It follows the making of brogues from the selection of the leather, preparation of templates, cutting out and sewing the uppers, building up the sole and heel, before the final finishing and polishing. Tutty’s also specialise in shoes for people with orthopaedic and orthotic issues. The firm is currently still making shoes to this day. Made in 1978.
Commentary- Ray Mc Anally; Music- Michéal Ó Súilleabháin; Running time- 26 minutes