Finishing is the final process undergone by the shoe once its construction is complete. Consisting of washing, creaming, and polishing the upper; and inking, heelballing, and polishing the edges of the sole and the heel. The edge of the sole is pressed with the edge iron and the edges of the heel are smoothed with the dummy iron, and both are then individually patterned with the fancy wheels. The top piece and the sole are creamed or inked.