They are amazing.
as we are both fans of the Modified last how about this description given to me by a friend working at Alden.
"The Modified last is quite a special last and I would not compare it to other lasts. That means, the fitting qualities are unique to the last.
It is designed to give a narrow foot more arch support, so yes, that is why you feel taller - the heel, the inside heel counter, the tight "waist" area of the shoes all gently push your arches upwards, relaxing the insides of your legs and making you back more relaxed as well. And as your arches are pushed up, the toes fall forward and inward - so, again yes, we built more toe room into that last. And THAT is why the sizing is different, because your toes are not exactly extending forward, but rather,falling towards the inside of your body. It feels like a massage all day long, doesn't it ?"
I may be the only person on the planet who goes TTS on the Modified...........