"The Last Comes First"
One of my favorite parts of the process has always been the selection of the last. The last itself determines everything: silhouette, toe shape, width, heel height, etc.
I believe, to make a beautiful shoe you need to work on a beautiful last.
I've dedicated much of my time as a shoemaker to studying the variations in the shapes of shoes, lasts, and foot anatomy. All with the focus & intention of being able to achieve those desired silhouettes I see in museums. I have tried, tested, and modified countless different lasts to come up with the designs you see here.
I hope they spark your creativity, too!