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About Lasts
Lasts are one of the milestones of Carmina Shoemaker. It is precisely in the creative process of the last where the mastery and technique of the shoemaker are combined with an exhaustive study of ergonomics and beauty to create an elegant and comfortable shoe. It is therefore the perfect communion of these elements what constitutes the starting point and the aim of any shoemaker.

This is why the last becomes one of the shoemaker's most distinctive elements. At Carmina we create the lasts for our shoes following the same process as our antecessors, sculpting a rough piece of wood using chisels, rasps and planes until we obtain the desired shape, (the same way a sculptor carves a sculpture). Far from being a quick process, it can take several months for a last to be created, approved and included in our catalogue.
RAIN Rain is one of our most versatile and appreciated lasts. With a subtly squared-off toe and regular fitting both in the instep and toe area, its proportions make it ideal for casual models with an elegant look. This last is usually manufactured with a double leather sole. Available in D, EE and EEE widths. Shoes built on Rain last
10027 CHUKKA 10051 OXFORD
80156 MONK 80201 OXFORD
80254 DERBY 80373 OXFORD
80378 MONK 80406 ADELAIDE
80409 CHELSEA 80438 BALMORAL
905 CHUKKA 910 WHOLECUT
FOREST Forest is Carmina’s most archetypal and early last. With its classic and timeless design, this last seems to resist the course of time. Proof of this is the fact that, 15 years after it was released, it is still one of the most popular lasts. Rounded toe, regular instep and more room across the forepart. Available in E and EE widths. Shoes built on forest last
730 DERBY 732 OXFORD
734 LOAFERS 748 DERBY
762 OXFORD 813 OXFORD
865 JODHPUR 80092 BALMORAL
80262 BOOTS
SIMPSON The Simpson is modeled after the Rain and it is one of the most used lasts in Carmina. It has an elongated forepart and a fine squared-off toe, and fitting is slightly narrower at the toe area when compared to the Rain. This last is usually the best choice for more elegant models, and it is often manufactured with a plain leather sole. Available in E widths. Shoes built on Simpson last
905 CHUKKA 10078 BLUCHER
10082 LOAFER 80105 OXFORD
80180 MONK 80216 CHELSEA
Oscar Oscar is sturdy and classic, with a subtly rounded toe and wide at the toe area. This last pairs well with casual models with a traditional touch, and it works perfectly on shoes produced with thick leather and rubber soles. It is one of the lasts that works best for Horween Shell Cordovan shoes and ankle boots. Shoes built on Oscar last
80184 JUMPER
DETROIT Detroit is our American inspired last, with a slightly squared toe and a roomier instep and toe area. A comfortable and sturdy choice, perfect for casual models. Pairs perfectly well with rubber soles and thick welts. Available in EE and EEE widths. Shoes built on Detroit last
531 DERBY 532 DERBY
SOLLER Sóller is a last with rounded toe and long look, regular fitting at the instep and at the toe area. Perfect for semi-sport models with single leather soles. Available in E widths. Shoes built on Soller last
80179 JUMPER
RAYDER Rayder it’s a classic last and one of the milestones of the house. Semi squared on the toe and subtly low on the instep and the waist but with comfortable fitting. Roomy on the toes. Intelligent choice for a semi-sport style and ideal for “ghillies”. Shoes built on Rayder last
80103 GUILLIE
INCA This classic and elegant last is perfect for classy models and more special pairs. Long look, slightly rounded toe and more room across the instep and toe area. Available in EE widths. Shoes built on Inca last
80250 MONK 80251 OXFORD
80267 OXFORD
ALCUDIA This one is a lovely fine last with a round, almond-shaped toe. subtly low on the instep and the waist. Perfect for dressy models. Available in E widths. Shoes built on ALCUDIA last
80093 MONK
UETAM The Uetam is an Italian inspired last designed exclusively for loafers. It features a rounded and narrow toe, with a very low instep which allows for better holding. Very comfortable at the toe area. Available in E and EE widths. Shoes built on UETAM last
80228 LOAFERS
LLUBI Llubí is our last creation. After several months studying and working on it, we have created the perfect last for casual models. The widest of our lasts so far, it provides great fitting. Available in EE widths. Shoes built on Llubi last
80277 JUMPER
ROBERT The Robert is the subtle version of the Forest. Smooth fitting at the instep and toe area. Usually manufactured with plain sole. Available in E widths. Shoes built on Robert last
XIM Round last designed for Kiowas, with regular fitting at the instep and toe area. Available in EE widths. Shoes built on Xim last
ALARÓ Round last with a long and modern look. This one is a great choice for casual models. Available in EE widths. Shoes built on Alaró last
PINA This rounded last pairs well with casual loafers with regular fitting at the instep and toe area. Available in EE widths. Shoes built on Pina last