Shaped Last

Shaped Last
A last is what one calls the foot-shaped form, made of wood or manmade materials, on which a shoe is made.

The shoe (or the uppers) are literally shaped over the last in order to achieve the use - or company-specific features in the shoe or boot that are hallmarks of the fit and feel.

For every type of footwear there is a special last that is designed for specific demands and expectations. Women's footwear styles of course have their own special LOWA lasts.

S-last (narrow)

W-last (wide)

Standard Last

Normal last.

S-last (narrow)

Less volume around the forefoot/ball area.

W-last (wide)

More volume around forefoot/ball area.

WXL-last

Expanded toe box combined with more volume around arch/instep.