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 Ron, who's been here for fifteen years as a side-heel laster.
After Derek places the stitched uppers on the lasts (you can see a bunch of them in the bins behind Ron) and runs them through the toe laster, Ron's job is to run the shoes through a separate lasting machine that folds under the sides and heels. Ron also hand-lasts all of our Stevie Sandals. Each sandal strap is inserted into the insole and folded under by hand.
Ron is a grandfather and a Steelers fan, and he also loves a good NASCAR race. Thank you, Ron!