AE Lasts- how do I know?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cabana Boy, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Cabana Boy

    Cabana Boy Active Member

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    Can I assume that any qualified shoe store carrying AE shoes could size me up for the proper last I should be in? I am not sure how one finds out whether they should be in a last 4, last 5 or last 8? My first step is to toss the Aldo's that look like crap in 6 months and get some quality footwear.
     


  2. Roger Everett

    Roger Everett Senior member

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    NO. Although at an Edmonds store, they are trained to help you obtain a good fit, in the final analysis, you put it on ( with the proper sock ), and walk around the store a bit. I always bring my own socks, casual- dress- etc. , for what I'm looking for.
    But from the way I read your post, I'm getting the idea, that you are under the impression that you think, you can pick out a shoe design and get it in a certain last. Although you can order many of their shoes customized, as far as leather- color - sole- etc. , if it comes in a 5 last, it's a 5 last.
    Go to a store and try on several different styles that come in different lasts and you will know how each last fits you. Myself, I take a 9 1/2 D (med ) in most shoes, but in some lasts ( styles ), I differ, in size or width. Foot size can also vary during the day ( swell ). I try to go shopping for shoes in late afternoon or early evening, to get the average amount of swelling.
     


  3. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Step 1: Go to any Nordstrom or AE store and pick out a shoe you like.
    Step 2: Try that shoe on in the size the clerk recommends after sizing you.
    Step 3: If it fits, buy it. If it does not, go back to step 1.
     


  4. Cabana Boy

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    Thank you both. This did straighten me out. I assumed every model was made in a variety of lasts, so Roger set me straight on that. New Shoes1, I hear ya. No need for me to overcomplicate this. Got it.

    Thanks
     


  5. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    AE's are like women; you've got to try them on before you get the perfect fit. There's no magic formula. You've just got to get inside and see how it feels.
     
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    wtf? :confused:
     
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  9. Cabana Boy

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    I am pumped to slip into some new AE's. I have never really had any decent footwear. I did not wear garbage, but nothing approaching mid to high end at all. The junk is going out and I am making room for a little quality in my life.
     


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    Do get the right fit you need not only find the right length as in case of Aldo shoes), but also the right width. Most retailers will only have the standard D-width in store (including Nordstrom). If possible go to an AE store where you can try different length - width combinations.
     


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