An essential tool for repairing soles and heels of shoes/boots. Also used in manufacture by cobblers and shoe/boot makers. The term “last” comes form the Old English word ”laest” meaning footprint – the object bearing a resemblance to the human foot. Cobblers and shoe makers should have had a range of the lasts, to assist accurate shoe making. High end shoemakers would have made a ‘last’ to the exact measurements of the customers foot in wood. An item probably found in most poorer/working class households where shoes/boots would have been repaired at home.