Anatomy of a boot


A shoe last is a three-dimensional wooden, plastic, or metal form that replicates the shape and dimensions of a human foot. It is the foundation on which a shoe is built and is used by shoe manufacturers and cobblers to create different shoe sizes and styles. The last determines the fit, comfort, and characteristics of a shoe, such as the width, toe shape, arch support, and heel height. It serves as a mold around which the shoe’s materials are stretched and shaped during the manufacturing process.