DigiLast, the new division set up by Digitoe, Inc., who specialize
in making individualized footwear, has developed new technology
which eliminates the need for individual foot scanners to capture
clients foot measurements.
The DigiLast Solution is a revolutionary
casting method using a resin-impregnated sock which sets up with
water to produce a cast of individual feet. This cast is sent
to DigiLast where the data is input to create a 3D computer generated
shoe last and then a hinged industry-standard plastic shoe last.
This individualized shoe last is then shipped with all relevant
patterns to the location where the shoes will be produced.
DigiLast says this system obviates
the need for computerized foot scanners with imaging technology
which are more costly than the average small shoe manufacturer
can afford. The result should be to make individualized footwear
more affordable for more people.
The STS Sock which was developed
by foot professionals in California, is clean and simple to use
and can be reshaped by heating.