Originally Posted by DWFII
Are they not bespoke? The shape and needs of the foot determine the shape of the last and even, to some extent, the way components lie on the shoe.
The Suzuki shoes appear to have much the same shape...??
Absolutely agree with you. Both Anthony and Koji tell me similar advice-decide whether fit or appearance is more important for you as the foot will dictate limitations to achieving aesthetics. So, if fit is more important, sometimes shape/aesthetics have to be compromised during accomodation.
You seem to understand this very well-which isn't surprising, seeing as you are a bootmaker.