Alden Modified Last: If You Wear, or are Interested, Please Read

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  1. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Bumping this up. I'm hoping we can convince Alden that Moulded Shoe should be able to do what Anatomica does in Paris...
     
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    Keep it up. It seems like more and more people are starting to complain about the lack of Aldens made on anything besides the Barrie last.
     
  3. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    I loathe the Barrie. It just doesn't fit well. Too wide in waist and heel for me.
     
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    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Me too. It might be the worst fitting last in the world. Forgetting about the wide waist, the difference in width between the toe box and the heel is ridiculous. Human feet aren't set up with a heel that's 2/3 as wide as the forefoot.

    If a person actually fits in this last, as apposed to barely being able to find a size they can wear because the shoes look good, they have an odd shaped foot. Aditionally, they must not be able to fit into any shoes made for a more normally shaped foot.
     
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    Count me in on the petition. I hate checking new arrivals at Leffot or LS, salivating, then cringing when I read "Barrie last."
     
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    RE Barrie Last Bashing agreed! why are 90%+ of the Alden out there (including the ones at Leffot, the JCREW and other collaborations) all Barrie's. who's foot looks like that?

    RE Custom Modified Shoe-Trees Ronnie at moulded said he once created custom trees for the modified last. he said i shouldnt bother.

    RE Latest Modified Purchase
    Shell Cordovan Color #8 Cap Toe Modified Last - shout out to Moulded. once i put these on i had to have them. he didnt even finish lacing them up
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    I have these in the modified last in 10.5C, #8 shell if anyone would be interested. They are irregulars, but have only a very slight blemish that I can find, which I will be happy to photograph. I very much want to keep them but they're a half size large.

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  8. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    How do they fit relative to the more widely available lasts? I haven't purchased a modified last pair of shoes because I have no idea what size I would take.
     
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    dcg Senior member

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    About a half size large, roomy in the toe box, snug in the heel, lots of arch support.
     
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    Joenobody0 Senior member

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    Would you suggest taking the same length as in the Barrie (ie .5 below measured), or more like the Hampton (measured size)?
     
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    dcg Senior member

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    I am tempted to say Barrie, but that last fits me so poorly I am probably a poor person to judge.
     
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    The Barrie fits me very badly as well. That's why I only referenced length. No width of that last fits me!
     
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    Are those a photo of the Modified Last #8 Cap Toe Boots from Moulded Shoe or from Anatomica? They look like the Anatomica version
     
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    here is my real version [​IMG]
     
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    I visited the Moulded Shoe 3 years ago. I have very wide feet, narrowish heels
    and low insteps. All they had from Alden for me was the modified last which
    either looked very orthopedic or IMHO ugly, e.g. six eyelet bluchers, etc. Since I do
    not need many dress shoes, I took a pass.
     

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