I have both F and U in standard and wide fit (G). I believe that the toe box is slightly wider in G fit (for the better IMO), but outsoles are more or less the sama between the differen widths. Hard to say regarding insole.
To my defenition "sleek" is a shoe with a somewhat "petit" overall look. So a thin sole, a narrow cut welt, a narrow waist and, most often, not a lot of brogueing. Toe shape per see has nothing to do with it.From others comments I see that for some it means a pointy toe last and for others a chiseled toe last, even of the shoe overall is not very sleek.With my defenition AS certainly has sleek lasts, Armfield on 109 for one (almond toe), Moore on 724 (square, slightly...
To each his own, but I wouldn't recommend cordovan for a business/formal black cap toe. Calf and single leather sole would be my choice. I have two black oxfords on U-last, OldEnglish captoes and an Austerity brogue. Both are great models.[IMG]I do also have a wholecut on U, though in Oxblood. It would be smashing in black.
Balmoral boots from Lazslo Vass in size 41 (US 8) in brown museum calf and mid brown suede.
Bought these in February but unfortunately wrong size for me. Very limited usage, almost as new.
Single leather sole with rubber topy and flush metal toe taps. Fully handmade; handlasted, handwelted etc.
On the very classic F-last, designed by Roberto Ugolini.
Comes with lasted shoe trees, original shoe bags and box. Price directly from Vass €780 ($900).
Shipping included. A true...