Great footwear stands or falls on a correct upper pattern. The soul of a pattern will only emerge after it is stitched together in the best possible way. It takes professionals time and patience before they can correctly stitch a shoe, but if they master it, the soul of the silhouette is revealed.

Key to this process is the use of fiber in the form of thread. Focusing on its importance in the shoemaking process, photographer Bram Spaan highlights the strength and flexibility it provides by attaching matching coloured threads to the two Fusion 2.0s. By holding them in position he links the concept of form and emphasises the significance of a correctly stitched upper.


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