Thank you all for the input!
Originally Posted by ManofKent
Narrow in the heel and ball but wide at the toes?
Originally Posted by jrd617
Crockett and Jones 317 last.
Might be a bit expensive, but I'll recommend it.
Originally Posted by fritzl
good suggestion, but i fear, he will not be able to try them on and they are more expensive than i.e. AE.
Originally Posted by Wes Bourne
Imo, the Loake Capital last fits this description. The toebox is quite roomy, yet the heel/ankle area is narrower than what I've had from other UK makers. Convert 1 full size US/UK.
Alternately, shoes made on true combination lasts might work for him, i.e. Alden. No experience with their lasts, so I can't comment further.
Originally Posted by Dewey
Alden. Barrie last. Van last. Visit an Alden retailer to be fitted.
Thanks, I've recommended he try Alden. I'll look into Loake for him.