A last is a generalized anatomical representation of the human foot shape. Created from a data set and functional requirements specific to a sport, a desired look, or an athlete, a master last is created from which production copies can be made. Production lasts are made from either turned (lathed) plastic, or sandcast aluminum. The Last is First.
Click the Read More link below for a review of the processes involved in making both plastic and aluminum lasts.
Part 1 > Making a plastic Last
Part 2 > Making an aluminum last