7536-Shoemakers and related workers

Job Title: 

Shoemakers and related workers

Job Description: 

Shoemakers and related workers make, modify and repair standard, custom or orthopedic footwear and natural or synthetic leather articles, such as luggage, handbags and belts, (except for leather garments, hats and gloves), or participate in the manufacture of shoes and related goods. They decorate, reinforce or finish shoes, luggage, handbags and belts.


Tasks include

  • making, modifying and repairing standard footwear to meet individual requirements
  • making, modifying and repairing orthopedic or therapeutic footwear according to doctors' prescriptions, or modifying existing footwear for people with foot problems and special needs
  • repairing belts, luggage, purses and similar products
  • taking plaster casts of deformed legs or foot to prepare drawings
  • preparing inserts, heel pads, and lifts from casts of customers' feet
  • (f) studying drawings and other specifications to make footwear according to customer?s needs
  • studying work orders and/or shoe part tags to obtain information about workloads, specifications, and the types of materials to be used
  • checking the texture, colour, and strength of leather to ensure that it is adequate for a particular purpose
  • cutting out, shaping and padding parts for making leather articles
  • sewing rips or patching holes to repair articles, such as purses, belts, shoes, and luggage
  • removing and examining shoes, shoe parts, and designs to verify conformance to specifications such as proper embedding of stitches in channels
  • attaching accessories or ornamentation to decorate or protect products
  • making and repairing articles such as saddles and harnesses for animals, luggage, handbags, brief-cases, leather bags, belts and other accessories.
Specific Occupations: 

Attacher/Builder/Burnisher/ Cementer/ Channeller/rounder (Shoe heel and

uCpopbebrl)e/rw/ eCltu attnedr (sloelaet h(sehr/o sehso))e (hand)/ welt)

(Eyeleteer/Finisher/ Fitter/preparer/ Fitter/ Folder/ Grader) (sole/uppers)/ Laster,shoes(sole/uppers)

Maker (shoe/ shoe (orthopedic/sport))/ Pattern-maker, shoe/ Preparer, shoe (uppers)

(Presser/Pressman/ Skiver/Socker/ Splitter/ Stitcher/Trimmer/Repairer/Finisher), Shoe

Maker (bridle/ harness/ horse collar/ panel (saddlery)/ saddle/ whip/ bladder/football\ volleyball/ (hockey/cricket )ball/sports equipment (leather)/ leather goods/ Bag maker (leather)

Sewer, saddle/ Mistry, leather ball makers/Finisher, harness/Repairer, shoe/ Skiver, shoe/Socker, shoe/Splitter, shohe/Taker-off, shoe, finishing/ Trimmer, shoe finishing.

Grader, footwear: soles/Maker( footwear/ harness/ leather goods/ orthopedic: footwear/ sports equipment: footwear/ surgical footwear)/Polisher, footwear/Presser, footwear: soles/Repairer, footwear/Rounder, footwear/ Saddler/Sorter, footwear/Stainer, footwear

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Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2369