Stock Fitter

Cut and shape leather insoles and outsoles for further processing.

What does a Stock Fitter do?

Cuts and shapes leather insoles and outsoles for further processing, performing any combination of following duties: Tends machine to stamp out insole or outsole blanks. Trims blanks to pattern size by feeding through sole-rounding machine. Sorts blanks according to designated quality standards. Feeds blanks into splitting machine to cut to desired thickness. Shaves edges of soles at shank to improve appearance and to increase flexibility. Roughens band around edge of outsole. Applies bank of cement around edge of outsole. May cement cord platforms, staple wedgies to platforms, and cut and turn channels for welt shoes. May cement filler to ball of insole to prevent squeaking of finished shoe.