Haiku: Lasts

I bought 50 pairs of lasts.

They were a bargain.

But mini-storage isn’t…

50 lasts


4 thoughts on “Haiku: Lasts

  1. Hello Natalie 🙂

    It is Magdalena here. I live in London and have been following you on your blog. It is AwSOME! keep on doing the hard and such an amazing work! My journey is quite similar to yours. It is just that I am here in London 🙂 and quit my day job in an office to start making shoes (I know bit risky, that’s why I need to find a job pretty soon now after 6 months of being proper jobless). I have started making baby moccasins though. You can check my stuff on facebook.com/walkunique if you like.

    What I wanted to ask you though seeing how many lasts you have got, whether you would be intersted in selling a pair or two to a fellow crafter from the UK 🙂

    Please let me know if that something you could consider and what cost would it be.

    Thank you ever so much in advance.
    Please let me know on: magda_vera@yahoo.com

    Wishing you all the best and keep on going! I will be happy to motivate you whenever you are a bit down 🙂


    • Thanks for your nice feedback, Magdalena! I haven’t tried my hand at moccasins, but after checking out your FB page, I can tell you know what you’re doing!

      I bought these lasts for next to nothing–$6.50 per pair! The shipping cost more than the lasts, matter of fact! The seller evidently has thousands of them. The problem for you in the UK is, he’s not high-tech: he doesn’t have email and he doesn’t take credit cards. His name is Andy Barta, he owns the George Barta Hide Company in Petaluma, California, and their phone number is +707-762-2965. I’ve ordered from them twice, and they’re honest and quick to ship once they’ve received your money order.

      Have you tried springline.net? They’re UK-based, and while I have no idea what their lasts cost nor whether they have the type you seek, I’ve noticed on their website that they have student prices. Might you qualify for that? I’ve come across a European site with inexpensive lasts: shoe-last-shop.com. I can’t vouch for them, because I’ve never ordered from them.

  2. Hi Natalie,

    Just found your blog while I was looking for some sandalmaking instructions. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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