Dye, soak, polish, paint, stamp, stitch, stain, buff, or engrave leather or other materials to obtain desired effects, decorations, or shapes.
Prepare inserts, heel pads, and lifts from casts of customers' feet.
Dress and otherwise finish boots or shoes, as by trimming the edges of new soles and heels to the shoe shape.
Attach insoles to shoe lasts, affix shoe uppers, and apply heels and outsoles.
Clean and polish shoes.
Cement, nail, or sew soles and heels to shoes.
Check the texture, color, and strength of leather to ensure that it is adequate for a particular purpose.
Shape shoe heels with a knife, and sand them on a buffing wheel for smoothness.
Place shoes on lasts to remove soles and heels, using knives or pliers.
Repair or replace soles, heels, and other parts of footwear, using sewing, buffing and other shoe repair machines, materials, and equipment.