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shoe last

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A molding form generally made in wood in the shape of human foot and ranging as widely in size. It comes in a one-piece block or a two-pieces block with an adjustable perpendicular hand vise. It often has a detachable instep and a hole through the heel for the last hook. Used for making and repairing shoes. Also used for stretching the leather of a narrow sized shoe.
Definition source(s)
  • Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, and Canadian Heritage Information Network / Réseau canadien d’information sur le patrimoine. n.d. “Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects / Dictionnaire descriptif et visuel de Parcs Canada.”
Term (International)
shoe last
Inverted term (International)
last, shoe
Alternative term(s)
cobbler's foot; cobbler's last; foot bench; foot iron; repairing foot; shoemaker's form
Term (International)
forme à chaussures
Term gender (International)
Alternative term(s)
pied de fer
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Parks Canada code(s)
  • 04-00896
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