THE LAST FACTORY

THE LAST
FACTORY

THE LAST COMES FIRST

The central building block in shoemaking is a piece of wood or high-density plastic shaped into the general form of a foot. This is called a last.

The exact shape of the last depends on the type of footwear being made, and getting the last’s dimensions just right is the first step in creating a well-fitting shoe.

MAKING IT PERFECT

When as little as 1-2 millimeters can make a difference, it takes us on average 5 or 6 trials to get the last just right to create the perfect fit. It is a long process of collaboration, with Antonio and Franco providing their technical expertise, and us adding input as women who want a high-heeled shoe with comfort.

It takes hours to work on fine tuning a single last, after which we have to try the model and test it. We are grateful to have this factory’s know-how and incredible attention to detail to get to that perfect fit and comfort roccamore is known for.

CONSISTENTLY GREAT FIT

The factory we partner with was founded in 1966. There are 7 highly skilled technicians who create lasts for the Italian fashion industry. The lasts are made in wood, and all corrections and changes are done by hand with the help of various instruments. When a last is approved, it is digitised (converted in digital format) to be produced in all sizes in the second part of the factory, where the plastic lasts are made by skilled workers and machines.

Each last is an enormous investment of time for development, hard work from all sides and finally production. Once we find a fit our customers love, we make more models on the same last, because we want to use them for a longer time - and make that step more sustainable.

THE LAST COMES FIRST

The central building block in shoemaking is a piece of wood or high-density plastic shaped into the general form of a foot. This is called a last.

The exact shape of the last depends on the type of footwear being made, and getting the last’s dimensions just right is the first step in creating a well-fitting shoe.

MAKING IT PERFECT

When as little as 1-2 millimeters can make a difference, it takes us on average 5 or 6 trials to get the last just right to create the perfect fit. It is a long process of collaboration, with Antonio and Franco providing their technical expertise, and us adding input as women who want a high-heeled shoe with comfort.

It takes hours to work on fine tuning a single last, after which we have to try the model and test it. We are grateful to have this factory’s know-how and incredible attention to detail to get to that perfect fit and comfort roccamore is known for. 

CONSISTENTLY GREAT FIT

The factory we partner with was founded in 1966. There are 7 highly skilled technicians who create lasts for the Italian fashion industry. The lasts are made in wood, and all corrections and changes are done by hand with the help of various instruments. When a last is approved, it is digitised (converted in digital format) to be produced in all sizes in the second part of the factory, where the plastic lasts are made by skilled workers and machines.

Each last is an enormous investment of time for development, hard work from all sides and finally production. Once we find a fit our customers love, we make more models on the same last, because we want to use them for a longer time - and make that step more sustainable.

THE LAST FACTORY

THE LAST FACTORY

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THE LAST COMES FIRST

 

The central building block in shoemaking is a piece of wood or high-density plastic shaped into the general form of a foot. This is called a last.

 

The exact shape of the last depends on the type of footwear being made, and getting the last’s dimensions just right is the first step in creating a well-fitting shoe.

MAKING IT PERFECT

 

When as little as 1-2 millimeters can make a difference, it takes us on average 5 or 6 trials to get the last just right to create the perfect fit. It is a long process of collaboration, with Antonio and Franco providing their technical expertise, and us adding input as women who want a high-heeled shoe with comfort.

 

It takes hours to work on fine tuning a single last, after which we have to try the model and test it. We are grateful to have this factory’s know-how and incredible attention to detail to get to that perfect fit and comfort roccamore is known for.

CONSISTENTLY GREAT FIT

 

The factory we partner with was founded in 1966. There are 7 highly skilled technicians who create lasts for the Italian fashion industry. The lasts are made in wood, and all corrections and changes are done by hand with the help of various instruments. When a last is approved, it is digitised (converted in digital format) to be produced in all sizes in the second part of the factory, where the plastic lasts are made by skilled workers and machines.

 

Each last is an enormous investment of time for development, hard work from all sides and finally production. Once we find a fit our customers love, we make more models on the same last, because we want to use them for a longer time - and make that step more sustainable.

Explore the roccamore world