looking at the different types of lasts.
Classic Hinged Lasts- Classic hinged lasts are primarily used in the production of men’s shoes. Here, the toe end of the last is hinged downwards after the last has been placed on the pin. This model is designed for lasted shoes.
Sliding Hinged Lasts- Sliding hinge lasts (parallel sliding hinged lasts) are often used for moccasins and strobel uppers. The mechanism is incorporated in such a way as to achieve optimal shortening when the toe end is pushed up. One can both relast and delast. This design is used even for lasted ladies’ shoes. The last partition II has been approved for delasting of strobel uppers. A relasting and delasting machine is required for opening the lasts.
Solid Last- Solid lasts are used for production of sandals and sports shoes. They do not have any mechanisms. This is the one that i will be using.