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The last post - the first step in making your shoes

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The last post - the first step in making your shoes

You'll thank the Govan last. For this is the shape that we use to form the shoe ... we wanted an elegant shape that slims the foot (even on a wider fitting). Once we're happy, we have them made at a specialist last masker in Northampton. In the past, lasts were carved out of wood, and one of the key skills of the lastmaker was to scale an original design to different sizes - a much more complex task than simply reducing proportionately in all directions Even now, last making is still a craft. Just the material has changed to a durable plastic....

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