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post #691 of 1020
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I've had my modified Indy's for a few months now, I haven't noticed the creases, but they are a little big on me.  I also have pair of wingtips on the modified last that fit perfectly.  Both the wingtips and the Indy's are the same size, the Indy's feel at least a half size bigger. i wish I could go back in time and size down a half size..

Call Moulded. They have Modified Last-specific insoles.
post #692 of 1020

Hi Folks,

 

I have a wide 10.5 foot.  For instance some AE EEE's dont fit (not wide enough) such as the McNeil.

 

I tried on the 10.5 Alden Longwings Es which feel decent but have been hesitant to pull the trigger.

 

My question:  how much wider are the Modified Lasts versus the Barrie Lasts?  I need to get by Moulded Shoes in person...

 

Thanks

post #693 of 1020

The Modified last is  .  .  .  different.  Definitely the most comfortable for me.  They were snug when I started and have loosened up just a bit.  But the narrow waist really hugs your instep, so I have not noticed any slippage or discomfort.

 

That being said, the best bet is to pay a visit to the shop.  That's what I did.

 

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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Hi Folks,

 

I have a wide 10.5 foot.  For instance some AE EEE's dont fit (not wide enough) such as the McNeil.

 

I tried on the 10.5 Alden Longwings Es which feel decent but have been hesitant to pull the trigger.

 

My question:  how much wider are the Modified Lasts versus the Barrie Lasts?  I need to get by Moulded Shoes in person...

 

Thanks

post #694 of 1020
Alden modified cap toe shell / JCrew corgi red / Epaulet Walt wool cashmere grey
post #695 of 1020
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Alden modified cap toe shell / JCrew corgi red / Epaulet Walt wool cashmere grey

These are so good.
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Yes, if one may ask, where did you get those awesome shoes?
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Yes, if one may ask, where did you get those awesome shoes?

shoemart 2nds
post #698 of 1020
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Found some serious Modified (and 379X and Trubalance) Pron:

http://cosmicjumper.sblo.jp/pages/user/search/?keyword=alden
post #699 of 1020

^^^ Very nice.

 

Still looking for a few good men who are interested in a Kudu Indy on the Modified last.  Please PM if interested.  They will be on the Commando sole if Alden will agree otherwise the cork neo sole.

post #700 of 1020

Wow - I visited Moulded Shoes in NYC for the last time last week and bought a pair of Alden Captoe #8.  I have wide feet and high arches that are a bitch to fit.  These are the best fit I have to date.  I expect going forwards I will stick to the modified last.

 

Moral to my Story:  if you have hard to fit feet and live around NYC, go visit Moulded Shoes and see what they have for you.  They specialize in hard to fit feet.  They know their feet - the guy looked at my foot about 5 seconds and said you need an extra wide Modified, and he was spot on.

 

Also, if you go there, please ask them to carry the Alden Long Wing in the Modified Last.  They used to carry it but stopped.  Apparently interest is building in the Long Wing.  We just need some momentum to get them to order a run!!!  I think they are the only Alden distributor in the US allowed to carry a good selection of Modified Lasts, if I understood them correctly. 

 

 

One question:  has anyone seen any other shoe makes that have anything comparable to the Modified Last?

post #701 of 1020

The guys at Moulded are pretty good, yes.  And you don't have to live in the NYC area to visit.  I'm no where near there but still managed to make it in for a fitting.

 

There has been some discussion regarding the Carmina Rain last and some similarities to the Modified.

post #702 of 1020
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The guys at Moulded are pretty good, yes.  And you don't have to live in the NYC area to visit.  I'm no where near there but still managed to make it in for a fitting.

There has been some discussion regarding the Carmina Rain last and some similarities to the Modified.

There has? Ignoring the dramatically different look of each shoe, I've tried on both and I'd say the Carmina Rain last is absolutely nothing like the Modified last. With that said, there's no reason to believe that someone else's foot couldn't fit into both.
post #703 of 1020

Did I see pictures on this thread of Alden Longwings in the Modified Last?

 

If so who is selling them??!

 

thx

post #704 of 1020
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One question:  has anyone seen any other shoe makes that have anything comparable to the Modified Last?

Vass had a "banana last" that was extremely similar to the modified. The closest thing they make now is the New Peter.

Regal Shoes in Japan makes a banana last as well. Crockett and Jones even makes a modified-like last for the Japanese as well.

For the money, Alden is still your best bet. I will be trying Vass very soon, but I'm going to try the 3636 first before the P2.
post #705 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Did I see pictures on this thread of Alden Longwings in the Modified Last?

If so who is selling them??!

thx

Moulded Shoe.
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