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.