The Lasting Machine for Shoes


In order to understand our modern day shoes, we need to take a look at history to understand how our current footwear came about. Today’s featured inventor worked hard in the face of discrimination to help future generations wear comfortable shoes.


Jan Matzeliger (1852-1889)
revolutionized the shoemaking industry with his invention of the lasting
machine. This invention reduced the cost of manufacturing shoes by
one-half. He is remembered for his persistence and optimism in the face of
prejudice and ill health. Click here to read the rest of this interesting article.



This link provides a picture and his final resting place. Jan Matzeliger