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post #76 of 1036
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Bumping this up. I'm hoping we can convince Alden that Moulded Shoe should be able to do what Anatomica does in Paris...
post #77 of 1036
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Bumping this up. I'm hoping we can convince Alden that Moulded Shoe should be able to do what Anatomica does in Paris...

Keep it up. It seems like more and more people are starting to complain about the lack of Aldens made on anything besides the Barrie last.
post #78 of 1036
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Keep it up. It seems like more and more people are starting to complain about the lack of Aldens made on anything besides the Barrie last.

I loathe the Barrie. It just doesn't fit well. Too wide in waist and heel for me.
post #79 of 1036
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

I loathe the Barrie. It just doesn't fit well. Too wide in waist and heel for me.

Me too. It might be the worst fitting last in the world. Forgetting about the wide waist, the difference in width between the toe box and the heel is ridiculous. Human feet aren't set up with a heel that's 2/3 as wide as the forefoot.

If a person actually fits in this last, as apposed to barely being able to find a size they can wear because the shoes look good, they have an odd shaped foot. Aditionally, they must not be able to fit into any shoes made for a more normally shaped foot.
post #80 of 1036
Count me in on the petition. I hate checking new arrivals at Leffot or LS, salivating, then cringing when I read "Barrie last."
post #81 of 1036
RE Barrie Last Bashing agreed! why are 90%+ of the Alden out there (including the ones at Leffot, the JCREW and other collaborations) all Barrie's. who's foot looks like that?

RE Custom Modified Shoe-Trees Ronnie at moulded said he once created custom trees for the modified last. he said i shouldnt bother.

RE Latest Modified Purchase
Shell Cordovan Color #8 Cap Toe Modified Last - shout out to Moulded. once i put these on i had to have them. he didnt even finish lacing them up
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Edited by luzer - 10/11/11 at 10:43am
post #82 of 1036
I have these in the modified last in 10.5C, #8 shell if anyone would be interested. They are irregulars, but have only a very slight blemish that I can find, which I will be happy to photograph. I very much want to keep them but they're a half size large.

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post #83 of 1036
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

I have these in the modified last in 10.5C, #8 shell if anyone would be interested. They are irregulars, but have only a very slight blemish that I can find, which I will be happy to photograph. I very much want to keep them but they're a half size large.
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How do they fit relative to the more widely available lasts? I haven't purchased a modified last pair of shoes because I have no idea what size I would take.
post #84 of 1036
About a half size large, roomy in the toe box, snug in the heel, lots of arch support.
post #85 of 1036
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

About a half size large, roomy in the toe box, snug in the heel, lots of arch support.

Would you suggest taking the same length as in the Barrie (ie .5 below measured), or more like the Hampton (measured size)?
post #86 of 1036
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Would you suggest taking the same length as in the Barrie (ie .5 below measured), or more like the Hampton (measured size)?

I am tempted to say Barrie, but that last fits me so poorly I am probably a poor person to judge.
post #87 of 1036
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I am tempted to say Barrie, but that last fits me so poorly I am probably a poor person to judge.

The Barrie fits me very badly as well. That's why I only referenced length. No width of that last fits me!
post #88 of 1036
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Originally Posted by luzer View Post

RE Barrie Last Bashing agreed! why are 90%+ of the Alden out there (including the ones at Leffot, the JCREW and other collaborations) all Barrie's. who's foot looks like that?
RE Custom Modified Shoe-Trees Ronnie at moulded said he once created custom trees for the modified last. he said i shouldnt bother.
RE Latest Modified Purchase
Shell Cordovan Color #8 Cap Toe Modified Last - shout out to Moulded. once i put these on i had to have them. he didnt even finish lacing them up

Are those a photo of the Modified Last #8 Cap Toe Boots from Moulded Shoe or from Anatomica? They look like the Anatomica version
post #89 of 1036
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Originally Posted by Mike147 View Post

Are those a photo of the Modified Last #8 Cap Toe Boots from Moulded Shoe or from Anatomica? They look like the Anatomica version

here is my real version 469
post #90 of 1036
I visited the Moulded Shoe 3 years ago. I have very wide feet, narrowish heels
and low insteps. All they had from Alden for me was the modified last which
either looked very orthopedic or IMHO ugly, e.g. six eyelet bluchers, etc. Since I do
not need many dress shoes, I took a pass.
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