Shoe Turner

Turn inverted shoe-vamp straps right side out.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shoe Turners do?

Turns inverted shoe-vamp strap right side out: Pulls tubular strap down over vertical rod. Depresses pedal to lower second rod onto folded end of strap. Pulls up on bottom part of vamp strap to turn strap right side out. Releases pedal and removes strap. Bundles parts for delivery to other workers. May press adhesive cloth tape to inside of perforated leather uppers to prepare them for stitching. May pull boot upper onto turning rod frame, clamp top of upper to turning bar, and pull bar forward to turn boot upper right side out and be designated Boot Turner.

Should I be a Shoe Turner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Shirt Turner

    How to become a Shoe Turner

    Most Shoe Turners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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