What do you guys think of the Indy boot on a modified last? To me, they're just not the same. In my opinion, the wider toebox of the Tru-Balance last gives it the appeal. I'd like to hear some opinions.
What do you guys think of longwing bluchers on a modified last versus the Barrie last?
The virtue of the modified last is the more natural fit, to my understanding, for most foot shapes. Here's a link, which many of you may have clicked, on a comparison: http://mouldedshoe.tumblr.com/post/39687208653/barrie-last-on-the-left-modified-on-the-right-i
Thanks in advance.
I have two Modified last boots, as well as other boots on the Barrie and a chukka on the Leydon. From my limited experience with Alden lasts, the Modified is my favorite, as far as fit is concerned. The pictures of the Plaza last are very appealing, looks wise. I think boots on the Modified last look okay/good but the pictures I've seen of shoes on the Modified last are not very appealing, to me at least.
I have the natural CXL Indy boots on the Modified last and love them in all ways but two --- they are incredibly heavy (mostly due to the neo/cork sole) and the storm welt makes them quite bulky, dare I say clunky. Having said that, I love the fit and next to shell, CXL is my favorite for casual wear. Whether you prefer the looks of the Indy on the Trubalance last is totally personal. I've owned an Indy on the Trubalance but the heel was just too voluminous for me. Maybe I had the wrong size. Looks wise, I like the Trubalance as long as the boots have a close heel.
Good luck in your quest.