THE INDIVIDUAL LAST IS USED TO CONSTRUCT the first pair of shoes which will then be stored in Heritage's last room to ensure that sub- sequent pairs can be made to the same high standards of closeness, style and comfort for future orders.
Using these lasts a paper pattern is developed in the style of the specific shoe required: Derby, Oxford, Casual etc and laid on the last to check the styling against your foot shape. Once the design is ready the chosen hide is prepared and the pieces are cut making sure the direction of the foot's movement matches the original movement of the animal, this ensures a harmonious relationship between the foot and shoe.
The clicker takes on the task of choosing the perfect hide to cut, which is used in the upper part of the shoe. Each clicker has a vast experience with this part of the shoemaking process and can ensure the style/durability of the shoe. The closer takes on the task of sewing, lining and shaping the hides around the last to ensure the Heritage's style is maintained. The closer will focus on the upper part of the shoe to guarantee that the strength and durability of the shoe is maintained to last many years.