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 You can pick the model, leather, sole, etc, but the model is the combination of the design and the last that it sits on. You can't mix and match.
 You'll have to stick to existing Robert last models, Carmina aren't known for their last switching with patterns and whatnot. 
 I'd wager it's person dependent. Some take naturally to shooting as some do naturally to painting, or other mediums. You asked the question in an area with a clear bias, so the response was definitely a predictable one, but I don't think you'll get an unbiased one anywhere. Everyone has someone they know that does one or the other, or their kids like one, or they personally pursue it as a hobby. 
 I think you're going to have to pick between shape or comfort, unless you want to spend more, or look at other makers. Up until recently, Meermin did a dark brown suede chukka on their RUI last, which is going to be more attractive than the 026, but still wide in the toebox and instep. Unfortunately it looks like they've taken it off their website. I can't think of anyone else doing chukkas for a similar price that will cater to your wider feet, at least off the top of my...
http://www.loake.co.uk/bystyle/hexham.html That said, you'd be fine in the 'Kempton' which is on the 026 last. It tends to run wide over the toes, ball and instep anyway.
Either Loake or Herring do produce a chukka in a G fit. Don't buy a shoe knowing it won't fit.
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Any idea what last?
 Double will have a leather midsole.
I've previously also dropped my packages off at the DHL/Fedex depot, they seem quite receptive to that, at least here in Adelaide.  It's a bummer your package got lost, it should turn up eventually though if it never gets to Luxire. I've had a couple of packages never turn up overseas that I've posted through AusPost, 3 or so months later they've turned up again at my door. Just make sure you put a change of address form in to AusPost or something to make sure you get...
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