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What is a shoe last?

A shoe last is the 360° mould upon which a shoe is constructed. The last used affects the overall fit of a shoe with a focus toward the heel width, instep height, forefoot width, and toe box depth. Some of our shoes will feature a deeper toe box or a wider forefoot, while others might offer a narrower heel. We make a variety of lasts and offer extensive width sizing to allow for the best overall fit in the shoe industry.
Since we are aiming for a 360° fit (most companies simply try to fit your length), this answer is dependent on your previous experiences and current needs. If you find that you can typically go into a shoe store and purchase a shoe right off the shelf, you should be fine with our standard lasts.

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