the heart of a premium shoe
The way a premium shoe fits depends in large part on the last over which the upper has been ‘pulled’. Although the last is of crucial importance, though, it is not part of the finished shoe. It is removed prior to the final production process so that it can be used to shape the next pair of shoes, and so on. While other manufacturers require a mere 45 minutes to assemble their industrially manufactured shoes around a last, our shoes remain on the last forms for up to six days. This ultimately lends our models their lasting fidelity to fit, which shoe lovers treasure in our footwear.
There are as many different types of feet as there are people in this world. A variety of lasts need to be available to create shoes that will perfectly grip the instep and heel and provide wearing comfort, regardless of the wearer’s foot size and shape. Dinkelacker has created around 15 last forms so far, from the classic ‘Rio’ for Budapesters, which has been used for over 60 years, through to the ‘Luzern’, which is used for modern, comparatively narrower cuts.