Originally Posted by haganah
In both the trees and the last, it looks like the toe curves up. Is this intentional? Won't the toes of the shoe rise up much more? I know a lot of shoes aren't flat to the ground at the toes, but this seems like it accentuates it.
It is called the ‘toe spring’, every shoe has it, although the degree of toe spring varies, according with the style of shoe and the school of shoemaking.
Don’t forget, that last hasn’t got a heel yet. Once you raise the back of the last by about Â¾” (20 mm), the toe will come down.