When you design a new shoe, you must first make a wooden mold to build the shoe around, also called a last. Roccamore bars are mainly created by one of the best last factories in Tuscany, founded in 1966.
First, the shape is cut from a block of wood by hand, then adjusted with a clay-like type of material for minor shifts.
For each adjustment, a prototype is made and tested on Frederikke's feet until the shape is perfect.
Every millimeter makes a difference and it usually takes 5-6 prototypes to get the right fit. When this happens, the shape is mapped as a 3D drawing and stamped into a very durable form of plastic, which is still today the only material strong enough to withstand the pressure of a shoe production.
Making a new last and getting the right fit is a difficult and time-consuming process that we only start a few times a year. Instead, we try to make 4-6 models on each mold before starting a new one.