" Shoe Last "
The solid form around which a shoe is molded...
The fit of a shoe depends on the design, shape and volume of the Shoe Last.
The " shoe last " must represent the anatomical information of the foot, at the same time giving the finished shoe a pleasing and fashionable appearance.
Chart showing the main parts of a " Shoe Last "
Each "shoe last " is designed for a particular heel height and toe shape.
Many styles of shoes can be made on the same shoe last , but the toe shape and heel height will be the same for each pair made on that shoe last.
If you want to have shoes with different toe shapes, then it is necessary to create more than one pair of shoe lasts.
A proper fitting pair of shoe lasts is a solid investment, and the first step towards getting proper fitting footwear.
Each Shoe Last is designed
for a different
Top Left = Western Boot