The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts


Shoe last making


The hand-carving of wooden shoe lasts, anatomically correct solid forms around which shoes are moulded.


Status Data deficient
Craft category  Wood
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
Current total no. of craftspeople






Local forms




Issues affecting the viability of the craft


Support organisations


Craftspeople currently known


Other information