Ball Girth

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The ball girth is the measurement around an the shoe last.  The Ball Girth is measured around the last from the lateral ball point to the medial ball point.  When measuring a last you need to know the ball girth. The ball girth of a last typically grades at a rate of 1/4 per whole size or 6.35mm per size.

The ball girth is the measurement around an the shoe last.  The Ball Girth is measured around the last from the lateral ball point to the medial ball point.  When measuring a last you need to know the ball girth. The ball girth of a last typically grades at a rate of 1/4 per whole size or 6.35mm per size.


Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking.   Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high-heeled fashion shoe, a sneaker, or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.  Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design will show you how lasts are made, the shoe last design process, the hidden geometry, special features, functions, and size grading principles of lasts. You will see many different last designs and shapes for sneakers, trainers, high-heels, boots, and more. eBook Download Available.

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Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design
A beginner’s guide to the fundamental techniques of shoemaking. 

Do you want to learn how to make shoe patterns? Do you know how to design a last for a high-heeled fashion shoe, a sneaker, or dress shoe? In Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design, we will teach you the shoe last design process and detail the basic techniques of footwear pattern making.
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