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Edge treatments in footwear production
The topline can be a very vulnerable area of the shoe, especially if it is not constructed carefully or is without the correct reinforcement.
There are several reasons why particular care must be taken to get the construction of toplines right. The topline provides much of the resistance to the strains of lasting and last slipping. It is also subjected to quite severe stretching, as well as flexing stresses and strains during normal wear.
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