Lasts

Shaped last

A last is the foot-shaped form, made of wood or man-made 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)
S-Last (narrow)
W-Last (wide)
W-Last (wide)

Standard last

normal last

S-Last (narrow)

less volume around forefoot/ball area

W-Last (wide)

more volume around forefoot/ball area

WXL-Last

expanded toe box combined with more volume around arch/instep