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lasting machine operator





Lasting machine operators pull the forepart, the waist and the seat of the upper over the last using specific machines with the aim of obtaining the final shape of the footwear model. They start by placing the toe in the machine, stretching the edges of the upper over the last, and pressing the seat. They then flatten the wiped edges and cut excess box toe and lining, and use stitching or cementing to fix the shape.

Scope note

Includes people using hot melt adhesives, vulcanisation or Goodyear method among others. Includes people performing lasting activities by stitching soles to the uppers.

Alternative Labels


lasting-machine operator

lasting machine operator

lasting machine tender

lasting room machine operator

machine puller and laster

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: