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Talent Tuesday: Derek

Talent Tuesday is our weekly feature where we introduce the people who make Zimmerman Shoes. Our manufacturer is our long-standing family business, the oldest children's shoe manufacturer in the country.

Today we’re featuring Derek, our toe lasting man! 

Derek has been operating our toe lasting machine for eleven years. Derek's dad actually also worked here in lasting as well. Donna and the fitting room ladies will send the stitched uppers, just like you see in the photo, upstairs to Derek where it's his job to select the correct lasts, tack the uppers to the last, and then put each shoe through our toe lasting machine. This is a tricky job as everything has to be lined up perfectly. This is when the shoe really starts to take shape!

When he's not at the factory, you can find Derek listening to music, fishing, or rooting for the Eagles. Thank you, Derek!


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