Galley Gossip

Meet the Cobbler

A cobbler is a craftsmen that users leather, jute, wood, rubber and plastic to fashion or repair footwear. We hear from an Australian icon Ron Rauert about his trade and industry.

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The Clarke Family and Footwear

Family is the cornerstone of Sky Soles’ foundations. The Clarke families association in a footwear business began in 1972 with Ronald Clarke. In the 45 years since it is has developed into a family business that now spans three generations.

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Foot Anatomy, Biomechanics and the High Heel

Physics and recent scientific research explain exactly what role these tall shoes have in creating the infamous high-heeled gait, or strut. Unfortunately, the dynamics behind these shoes also explains the pain associated with wear.

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Cabin Altitude and the Feet

Inherent aircraft design dictates that flight occurs in a raised cabin altitude atmosphere. The atmospheric effects on the human body often cause discomfort.

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The Ultimate Shine

As a natural material leather is the perfect compound to craft shoes from. But how do you get that Ultimate Shine?

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