Ordered these yesterday from TSM. They're on the Barrie last. It's my experiment to see if the Barrie last will work for me. I've got a pair of natural CXL boots on the Modified last and they fit me really well. Also have a pair of Indy 405's on the Trubalance which I bought impetuously and they don't fit me well so I'm going to have to unload them. I'm hoping the Barrie will work for me as it seems there is a lot more variety out there to choose from in the Barrie, especially in shell.
I really like how the Modified last fits but am not too crazy about how some of the boots look on that last on the Moulded Shoe site. The cap toes on the ML make the toe cap seem way too small and the boot looks kind of bulbous. For some reason, the suede boots (wingtip and cap toe) on the ML look sleeker and not bulbous as the ones in calf or shell. Go figure.
I'm interested if anyone has gone through a similar experience with these lasts.
Long time lurker, first time poster.
Allow me to share my humble experience: I just purchased my first pair of boots in modifed last and here's a comparison of me wearing a CXL chukka in Barrie last:
and me wearing PCT boots in modified last:
The PCT boots in modified last actually felt more like my Leydon chukka than my trubalance indy.