Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker
- Jan 8, 2008
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Right...but even in the case of Blake the insole and outsole are in place before the last is removed.Regardless whether a shoe is lasted by hand or machine, welted by hand or machine or has the outsole applied by hand or machine, the last (more likely to be plastic these days) stays inside the shoe until all the work is completed. Once the shoe is finished in it's entity, the last gets removed.
Only exception would be Blake-construction, which needs the last to be removed temporarily for the Blake-stitcher to operate.