Stitchdowns Toe Former

Tend toe-forming machines that draw leather upper over last.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stitchdowns Toe Formers do?

Tends toe-forming machine that draws leather upper over last to form toe of shoe: Places shoes on steaming rack to soften leather. Selects and clamps specified wiper plates in machine and adjusts plates and shoe holding device to fit size and style of shoe. Positions shoe in holding device. Depresses pedal to cause wiper plates to move forward against toe and slide downward, drawing upper over last to form toe. May insert steel toe cap between layers of leather in upper to form safety shoe box toe.


Should I be a Stitchdowns Toe Former?

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

  • Also known as: Box-Toe Flanger, Stitchdowns, Stitchdown Toe Former, Toe Former, Stitchdowns

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