We can develop shoe lasts from a variety of inputs. This includes written instructions, 2D images, 3D models, and even physical samples.
One approach is to ship us footwear and we recreate a similar shoe last the footwear would have been made on. Our shoe last designer uses a variety of techniques, including casting and scanning. Note though though that no approach results in an exact match. This is partly because materials change geometry once the original shoe last is removed from the shoe. Furthermore, casting materials have their own properties and the process may affect the shoe shape. But our last designer has extensive experience in this area and works around these challenges to recreate lasts very similar to the original.
To see pricing and to place an order, please see our shoe last development form.