The Process: How long does it take?
Beckett Simonon shoes are made largely by hand or with the help of a hand-operated precision machine. The outline of the upper is traced and cut with a deft hand and put on the last. Stitching is done with the McKay machine, but nails are done by hand. The uppers are left on the last for 72 hours and allowed to air-dry instead of quick-drying with an artificial system. Each shoe goes through around 150 steps, and the process is oddly satisfying to watch.
As late as 2019, turnaround was as little as 60 days from order to delivery.
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