bisgaard’s production of children’s shoes in Portugal part 2
A last is a foot-shaped model that ensures an optimal fit in any shoe from bisgaard. The shoes are produced after specially designed lasts that gives the shoes a comfortable fit. bisgaard shoes are made on both narrow and wide lasts and therefore bisgaard has shoes for both narrow and wide feet in the assortment. In close cooperation with specially trained modelers at the factories in Portugal, bisgaard develops shoes with the deepest respect for children's feet and its development.
bisgaard ensures that the scaling of all shoe sizes matches the phases of the foot's development. The specialized modelers shape the last until it has the absolute perfect shape.
When the right shape is created, the last is being scanned into a 3D program and then the mass production of this last begin. The production can be scaled up and down. A unique last is developed in every size in the assortment.
There is focus on waste throughout every process in the production of a bisgaard shoe. Excess material from the lasts production is collected and reused to make new lasts. It ensures the optimum profit of the production, which also benefits the environment.
Here you see a ready last. The lasts are tempered at high heat, which removes dirt and irregularities. The lasts are then forwarded to the factories where the shoes are produced.