Lasting

I got these boots on the last this morning. The lighter patches on the foot are the actual leather color; cowboy boots are wet-lasted and so the darker color simply indicates that the leather is still wet. I wet the leather thoroughly before putting the boots on the last because the leather in a cowboy boot heel is very thick, and also the foot part has no seams to make it somewhat shaped like the last before lasting. The shape of a cowboy boot foot depends entirely on how well it’s molded around the last and how that last is shaped.

About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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