Alden Modified Last: If You Wear, or are Interested, Please Read - Page 58
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I believe Vass' banana last is comparable to the modified last.
I don't believe they make the Banana last shoes anymore though.
The P2 has been referred to as a a sleeker and more narrow version of the Banana, but it doesn't fit me as well as the Modified (which has a wider toebox) does.
Possibly the 3636 or P3 may be closer, but am not sure myself.
Hey guys, I've read through most of the comments here, but I just wanted to confirm something. Aside from the Straight Cap Toe in #8 shell and the Perforated Cap Toe in black shell, does Alden make anything else in shell on the Modified last, shoes or boots? Looking through the Moulded website, I just see those two. Am I missing something?
Try getting on The Shoe Mart`s Alden Irregular email list. At least when I used to get them, I saw lots of Modified Last rejects (presumably sent back from Japan), I remember they have some in C width too. I haven`t received one in a while though.....
The boots felt comfortable immediately and the leather soles were flexible - unlike many shoe brands where the shoes have to be broken in.
I wear orthotics and these seemed perfect. The shape does not lend well to a smart dress shoe, but for casual wear, they are perfect.