Lasts and Sizing

To make shoes, you need a last. Getting the right last can be tricky. You can find lasts in second hand stores, eBay and from last manufacturers. Even once you have one, how do you know if it will fit or for what purpose it was originally made? What changes can you make to lasts and how?

This workshop is an introduction to lasts and sizing. This will help you understand relationships between the last and fit, function and style. Learn about different last materials, cut types, suppliers and how to order. You will learn some standard measuring techniques and apply those to your own feet. I will provide an overview of basic last fitting and modification techniques. When you are done, you should be able to understand what it means to get a last “in your size.” Some lasts will be available for purchase and you are welcome to participate in a bulk order when class is done.

Date(s): Saturday, November 30 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ExIT Shoes (inside Union Station, Portland, OR)


    • Registration includes a $75 non-refundable deposit. Refund details.
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Total cost of workshop registration includes a non-refundable deposit of $75. If you are unable to attend, please contact me for a refund of the balance. It can take 9-14 business days for you to receive your refund.

You will receive confirmation when you have successfully registered. If you do not receive confirmation by email or have problems with the registration form, please contact me.