|The last step.|
Lots of interesting pictures of the lasts and an explanation about the tricky business of making shoes that fit all feet. Scarpa uses 3 different lasts for each size, depending on where the boot is being sold!
(The lasts are those green things in this picture.)
I have a pair of Scarpa hiking boots. Not minimalist, so I no longer wear them, but they're nearly 20 years old (yikes), and are built like a brick outhouse, as the saying goes. Lord knows how long they'd last...