Last Remodeler Repairer

Remodel and repair out-of-style, worn, or damaged shoe lasts.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Last Remodeler Repairers do?

Remodels and repairs out-of-style, worn, or damaged shoe lasts, performing any combination of following tasks: Saws kerfs into specified areas of last toe, applies glue, and hammers wedges of last material into kerfs to build up toe area. Saws, files, and sands toe of last to specified shape, using handtools and portable sanders. Drills holes in splintered areas of lasts, using electric drill. Brushes glue on wood or fiber pegs and hammers pegs into holes in last. Cuts pegs off at surface of last, using handsaw or powered saw. Verifies shape, using templates and sole patterns. Replaces worn or damaged hardware and trim on last, such as hinge pins, hinges, thimble sleeves, fiber and leather heel trim, or rubber tack holders, using handtools and powered bench tools. Sands varnish from last and dips or sprays last with varnish to refinish. Polishes last, using power buffer. Paints identifying stripes on last according to specified code. May stamp style, size, and width numbers on last.


Should I be a Last Remodeler Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Remodeler

    How to become a Last Remodeler Repairer

    Last Remodeler Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Last Remodeler Repairer-related education!
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