Digitally Mastered Shoe Lasts
Made for Individual Feet

" Perfect Fitting Shoes Begin with Perfect Fitting Shoe Lasts "


Shoes for the 21st Century

Old World Craftsmanship
Combined with 21st Century Computer Technology

1998 - DigiLast - First in World to Create
3D Printed Shoe Last

DigiLast Began as a Dream of the Shoemaker - 1985

2016 Press Release pdf:

70 Year Old Shoemaker Prints 3D Shoe Last

3D Printing Shoe Last in Shoemakers Studio

3D Print Any Size Large or Small

DigiLast - History & Development Timeline:

1985 - Began Quest to Create Computerized Shoe Lasts

1993 - Digitoe Became a Software Developer - AutoDesk

1997 - Computerized Shoe Last Production Perfected

1998 - 3D Printed Shoe Last from Digital File:

Early days - limited materials not acceptable...
Machines were too slow and expensive...

2015 - 3D Printers Make Great Advances:

Acceptable Quality Materials...
Affordable to Individual Craftsman...

2016 - 2 Track Business Plan for Future:

1. Continue developing technology solutions
for 21st Century Footwear...

2. Pursue commercialization through licensing
and co-operative relationships...

This is the DigiLast story:

In 1985 I started my business Digitoe Inc., to develop the Proprietary Know-How and Technology for my vision of being able to make my own Custom Shoe Lasts using computers. It was impossible for an individual Shoe Craftsman to find a steady source of supply for small quantities of shoe lasts. My intention was to change that situation.

I pursued the DigiLast Dream with passion and financial commitment for the next 12 years, until 1997 when it became a reality, and I was able to produce my own customized shoe lasts, made for the individual foot. Digitoe.com, DigiLast.com and Shoemakers.com were launched on the Internet.

People flew here from all over the world to have custom lasts and shoes made. It was totally overwhelming, to say the least.

Traditionally a Shoemaker would find some inexpensive used lasts, with a fixed style for which they had no control. Then they would need to modify them to fit the customers feet and style preferences. Last Modification is a very time consuming and complex challenge that requires skill, training and experience, not commonly available.

Starting with a DigiLast Customized Last means that the customer invests in a last that is the style of their choice and made for their feet, so that all their shoes made on that last will fit the same. The other major benefit is that the Shoemaker isn't required to spend nearly as much time and effort to modify a last to the exact Fit Preference of the client.

DigiLast Technology makes it possible to offer Bespoke Quality Footwear on a mass scale, at an affordable price.

The future of footwear is only limited by your imagination.

" Vision Without Execution is Hallucination "

Thomas Edison

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