Ball Width

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The ball with is the measurement across the bottom of the shoe last.  The Ball width is measured across the bottom of  the shoe last from the lateral ball point to the medial ball point.  When measuring a last you need to know the ball width. The ball girth of a last typically grades at a rate of 1/3 of the Ball girth grade.  Teh Ball Girth grade is  6.35mm per size so the ball width will grade about 2mm 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.
eBook Download Available.

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