Originally Posted by elvi679
when people say that "lasts" do not work for them, what do you mean? I have some of the Alden Barrie last that seem to work well, however when I wear Grant last my toes seem to get pinched (there is room, however I think I walk a bit on the inside of my shoe). do I need to always be a Size "e" or is it something with the last??
When I say this it means that I cannot find a good combination of length and width to fit my foot on that particular last. For example, the barrie last has a wider heel. For some, this means they have to go more narrow to get a good heel fit, but then that narrow size squeezes the forefoot. Sometimes you can remedy this by going down a size and changing the width. And sometimes it just doesn't fit no matter what you try.
Other Alden lasts that can be troublesome are the LHS on the van last (you need a low instep because the strap is low) and the aberdeen last (very narrow).