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All our footwear is made on a last. A last is the form on which a shoe is constructed – resulting in the inside shape of the shoe. This shape is designed to fit the foot, the toe style and is used in production to add the sole and heel after stretching the leather around the top.  The shoe last must represent the anatomical information of the foot, at the same time giving the finished shoe a pleasing appearance.

Many styles of shoes can be made on the same shoe last, which means that the toe shape and heel height will be the same for each pair made on that last.