The Jin Hung aluminum bar shoes were originally designed by an English farrier who felt the aluminum bar shoes on the market were limited and a more farrier friendly design was possible.
The Jin Hung bar shoes are drop forged from high quality then heat-treated by a special process to T6 hardness. These shoes can be easily altered cold, but for radical re-shaping or forging clips, heat gently in a gas forge or hot water. Heating the shoe will cause it to lose its hardness, this can be partly restored by reheating the shoe after fitting and quenching it in cold water.
The bar shoes were made in a lighter, narrower section with a broader toe to minimize shaping.