“Every shoe created at Desi Mochi is a fête of a native bond between the raw materials, the tools and the impeccable skill of our Desi Mochi craftsmen.”
Every Desi Mochi shoe begins with the pattern, a 2D design of the finished shoe. Each pattern is then cut by master cutter Tara Singh having an experience of 25 years; his knife cuts the upper of the shoe and defines patterning or decoration like punches or embroidery.
It’s his mastery to cut the pattern in a way to make the most out of the natural grain of the leather; all the patterns are positioned vigilantly to make certain that the shoe’s upper benefits from the leather’s natural quality.
Once the upper of the shoe is cut, it is protected with a lining. Colossal skill of our master of stitching Kishor Kumar makes sure that the inner and outer leathers are sewn precisely and smoothly. The goal is to have vigor, comfort, and grace combined in every shoe.
A last is a 2D form which has the similar shape to that of a human foot. Using perfectionism, the sewn upper is fashioned on the last.
Accomplished hands of Desi Mochi’s master of lasting Amar Singh make certain that the uppers are cautiously molded on the last.
Diverse gradation is applied for different fashion, and individuality of various materials such as suede or a patent leather.
Every shoe remains on the last for at least 24 hours, to make sure that its form has properly developed. Throughout this time, singular elements are attached like the toepuff and heel-counter.
When the sole has been held, the heel is affixed. A high-pressure strike of our master of pasting Arif “Pappu” Khan’s hammer provides a safe and sound fixing every time.
With this stage the shoes are almost completed, but there are quite a few stages left to be concluded before the Desi Mochi workshop is pleased to see them run off. The finish on every Desi Mochi style is accomplished by the skilful application, of layer upon layer of polish by hand.
The shoes then await lacing, the last of quality control checks, packing and dispatching, all part of the procedure that go into the making of Desi Mochi footwear.