Attach uppers of fabric top footwear to insoles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lasters do?

Attaches uppers of fabric top footwear to insoles: Holds last on which upper and insole are premounted to rollers of machine. Inserts projecting margin of upper fabric between folding rollers and presses workpiece upward against flattening roller. Turns workpiece until fabric of upper is folded and pressed against insole all around. Places lasted footwear on conveyor for attaching outsole.

Should I be a Laster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Ball Laster, Latex Caster, Luterman

    How to become a Laster

    Lasters 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 Laster-related education!
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