Tools of the Shoe Trade: Lasts
The process of traditional shoemaking involves a whole host of specialist tools. We’re making it our mission to introduce you to some of them. We’re starting with lasts, which are one of the most crucial bits of equipment a shoemaker keeps in their workshop.
A last is a solid form in the shape of a foot. They have various uses in a shoemaker’s workshop, but primarily they’re used as moulds to create new shoes. A shoemaker will have hundreds of lasts, all in different shape and size variations. These useful pieces of equipment are also used to...
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