The shoe lasts of Queen Victoria from 1898 and Earl Mountbatten of Burma at John Lobb Bootmaker in London

Bespoke shoes or custom shoes[1] are shoes made especially for a certain customer by a shoemaker.[2] The feet are measured and a last for each foot is created. At the fitting, the customer tries the prototype pair of shoes made in an inexpensive leather and the shoemaker checks if anything needs to be changed. If so, the changes are applied to the lasts and the shoes are created with a precious leather. After the final lasts are created, the customer can order more pairs of shoes without more measurements and fittings.

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  1. ^ "Custom Shoes". Retrieved January 25, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Carl, Michael (June 6, 2012). "Custom Cobbling". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 16 November 2015.