Slip Laster

Replace last in shoe uppers prior to bottoming.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slip Lasters do?

Replaces last in shoe upper prior to bottoming, using one of following methods: Places broken last on stationary pin jack. Positions shoe upper on last and pulls heel section of last down to stretch upper. Places toe of upper onto last. Inserts shoe horn device in heel section of upper and depresses pedal to pull upper onto last. May align sock lining between last and insole. May tack upper parts, such as vamp strap or wrapper onto last, using lasting tool. May immerse uppers in softening solution to prevent seams from splitting. May remove upper from last.


Should I be a Slip Laster?

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

  • Also known as: Slipman, Slip Sheeter

    How to become a Slip Laster

    Slip 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 Slip Laster-related education!
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