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Recon someone was interested in comparing the Modified last and 379x.
I think it shows the differences in shape quite well.
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Recon someone was interested in comparing the Modified last and 379x.
I think it shows the differences in shape quite well.

 

I refuse to believe that any man in real life has the grapefruit-sized heel the Barrie is built to accommodate.

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I refuse to believe that any man in real life has the grapefruit-sized heel the Barrie is built to accommodate.
Well Alden does offer different heel sizes... But I get what you mean ~
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Well Alden does offer different heel sizes... But I get what you mean ~
But can you actually have a combination heel size custom made by Alden on the Barrie? Answer is certainly no. They do very little in the way of customization for clients these days...
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I sometimes feel that my "square" feet makes me to choose too wide shoes to get necessary width across the toes.

Is there anyone out there who takes an E width in Barrie and Truebalance but a D width in the Modified last?

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I sometimes feel that my "square" feet makes me to choose too wide shoes to get necessary width across the toes.
Is there anyone out there who takes an E width in Barrie and Truebalance but a D width in the Modified last?
You should try on both but I think the bottom line here is that an E in the Barrie will be very close to an E in the Modified Last across the toes. The rest of the Modified Last shoe will be very different than the Barrie. The heel cup is much narrower and fit is much snugger across the instep. An E in the Modified will appear sleeker/narrower than an E in the Barrie but should provide you with similar 'volume' in the front of the shoe. I think you should try on an E in the Modified Last if an E width fits you in the Barrie.

The fit on the ML is a bit more art than science - A 10 E in the Barrie might equate a 9.5 E in the Modified... Bottom line, you need to try it on. Moulded shoe in NYC is the best place to do this as they are experts in the last and should have a good # of shoes for you to try on.
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You should try on both but I think the bottom line here is that an E in the Barrie will be very close to an E in the Modified Last across the toes. The rest of the Modified Last shoe will be very different than the Barrie. The heel cup is much narrower and fit is much snugger across the instep. An E in the Modified will appear sleeker/narrower than an E in the Barrie but should provide you with similar 'volume' in the front of the shoe. I think you should try on an E in the Modified Last if an E width fits you in the Barrie.

The fit on the ML is a bit more art than science - A 10 E in the Barrie might equate a 9.5 E in the Modified... Bottom line, you need to try it on. Moulded shoe in NYC is the best place to do this as they are experts in the last and should have a good # of shoes for you to try on.


Thanks for the advice!

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You should try on both but I think the bottom line here is that an E in the Barrie will be very close to an E in the Modified Last across the toes. The rest of the Modified Last shoe will be very different than the Barrie. The heel cup is much narrower and fit is much snugger across the instep. An E in the Modified will appear sleeker/narrower than an E in the Barrie but should provide you with similar 'volume' in the front of the shoe. I think you should try on an E in the Modified Last if an E width fits you in the Barrie.

The fit on the ML is a bit more art than science - A 10 E in the Barrie might equate a 9.5 E in the Modified... Bottom line, you need to try it on. Moulded shoe in NYC is the best place to do this as they are experts in the last and should have a good # of shoes for you to try on.

 

Wow - you know the fittings well on the Alden lasts.

 

I wear a 9.5EEE in the Modified Last.  I havent put much effort into other Alden lasts - they Moulded Shoe folks told me the other lasts wont fit well and I tend to trust their judgment.  Any guidance on looking at other Lasts?

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