Alden's 379X last is also known as the "military" last and is often used for the Japanese and European markets. It has a fairly rounded shape, and is clearly designed with orthopedics in mind. 379X offers excellent toe room - comparable with the Modified last. 379X has a narrow heel and is also narrow through the waist of the shoe. The instep and vamp of the 379X last are fairly low, but the last overall has enough volume that the general guidance is to size down by 1/2 in length unless you have a high instep, in which case it should be taken true to size.
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