The last is a “mold” in the approximate shape of a human foot, used by shoemakers to manufacture and repair shoes.  Every shoe that is manufactured is built around a last. The industry standard measurements for sample prototypes are based on a men’s size 9 foot. [A]

Lasts typically come in pairs and are made from many materials, including hardwoods, cast iron and more recently high density plastics.




[A]  Accessed 3/16/2012

[1] Accessed 3/16/2012

[2]  Accessed 3/26/2012


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