Shoe Last Design Software: Shoe Last Maker

Shoe Last Maker is the first and only fully parametric shoe last design software. If you’re just getting started, please first check out the introduction tutorial. Then to learn more, please check out some more detailed tutorials below.

Drawing Pattern Curves on Shoe Lasts

Designing Shoemaking Patterns in Rhino3D

In my last couple Shoe Last Maker tutorials, I showed how to morph shoemaking patterns from one shoe last to ...
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Pattern Flattening in Shoe Last Maker

Flattening Shoemaking Patterns

Flattening patterns for shoemaking is now possible in the latest version of Shoe Last Maker (1.011). In this tutorial, I'll ...
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Shoemaking Pattern Morphing in Shoe Last Maker

Morphing Shoemaking Patterns

This tutorial covers morphing of shoemaking patterns from one shoe last to another. Morphing is a new capability in the ...
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Smoothing a Shoe Last Surface

Smoothing a Shoe Last Surface

While a parametric approach to shoe last design has numerous advantages, it can make it challenging to achieve a smooth ...
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Designing shoe lasts from reference images in Shoe Last Maker

Designing Shoe Lasts from Reference Images in Shoe Last Maker

In this post I'm going to explain how to work with reference images when designing shoe lasts and components in ...
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Measurements in Shoe Last Maker

Measurements in Shoe Last Maker

In this tutorial I'm going to explain how measurements work in Shoe Last Maker. This will include both foot and ...
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Designing Heels Platforms and Wedges in Shoe Last Maker

Designing Heels, Wedges, and Platforms in Shoe Last Maker

In this post I'll cover the basics of designing parametric wedges, platforms, and high heel shoe components in Shoe Last ...
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Importing 2D Foot Models in Shoe Last Maker

Importing 2D Foot Images for Designing Bespoke and Custom Shoe Lasts

In this post I'll explain how to import 2D foot images into Shoe Last Maker for making custom and bespoke ...
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Shoe Lasts with Foot Shaped Bottoms

Shoe Lasts with Foot Shaped Bottoms

In this post I'll show you how to achieve a shoe last with a foot shaped bottom in Shoe Last ...
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Shoe Last Design Software Toe Box Crease Design Page

Designing a Shoe Last Toe Box Crease

Some types of footwear, moccasins in particular, tend to be made on shoe lasts with a crease or edge along ...
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Tips for Designing in Shoe Last Maker

Tips for Designing in Shoe Last Maker

In this post, I'm going to highlight some tips that make editing in Shoe Last Maker easier to do. Tip ...
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Parametric Insoles and Orthotic Inserts

Parametric Orthotic and Insole Design Software within Shoe Last Maker

Parametric orthotic and insole design is now possible in the the latest version of Shoe Last Maker (V 1.007). What's ...
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Shoe Last Design Rendered 2

Rendering in Version 1.006 of Shoe Last Maker

By default, Shoe Last Maker runs with the viewport in shaded mode. This works fine. But if you want to ...
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Manual Round Toe Shoe Last Design Template

New Shoe Last Template: Manual Round Toe

A new template is available for Shoe Last Maker and can be found here: Manual Round Toe Parametric Shoe Last ...
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Importing 3D Foot Models

Importing 3D Models for Designing Bespoke and Custom Shoe Lasts

Shoe Last Maker can be used to develop shoe lasts for making custom and bespoke footwear. The first step in ...
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Updating Shoe Last Maker

The following is an explanation on how to update Shoe Last Maker. The first step is to obtain the latest ...
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Shoe Last Maker Introduction

Parametric Shoe Last Design Software: Introduction to Shoe Last Maker

Shoe Last Maker is a plugin for the commercial CAD software Rhino3D and can be downloaded here. The following is ...
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ShoeLastMaker Parametric Shoe Last Design Software

Shoe Last Design Software: Shoe Last Maker

Shoe Last Maker is the first and only fully parametric shoe last design software. If you're just getting started, please ...
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Every time a shoe last is designed with Shoe Last Maker, the framework curves are created entirely from a set of controllable parameters. Then surfaces are fit through the curves to design the shoe last model. There is no reliance on surfaces nor curves from existing shoe lasts. This makes Shoe Last Maker the most scientific system for designing the core geometry of footwear. And with a more scientific approach comes the possibly of better standardization, customization, performance, and footwear comfort.

Shoe Last Maker operates as a plugin within the commercial CAD software Rhino3D. The plugin can be downloaded here. The shoe last design software beta is available here: Shoe Last Design Software. And the templates are available here: Shoe Last Design Software Templates.

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