So today on the shoes of death I pre-lasted the toe puff. This is the piece that keeps the toe of the shoe from collapsing when you're not wearing them. Tomorrow I will add the counter, finish shaping the heel and then (ideally) pre-last the upper. Thats if nothing goes wrong...and I don't kill myself first.
So to attach the toe puff I had to use Masters Cement...a special glue that slowly kills you with it's fumes.
And forming the leather...I managed to not hammer my fingers or destroy my nail polish, so overall it was a pretty good day.