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I was hoping someone with real world experience could add to the official AE last definitions for these two shoes: MacNeil (97 Last) versus McTavish (201 Last) in regards to overall fit especially heel area and toe box. I have finally come to the conclusion that the 65 last does not work for me because is it long, straight, and narrow but am still trying to find something else on a different last that might work.

97 LAST: The 97 last is the best fit for the average foot. The 97 last is one of Allen Edmonds early lasts, and has a soft, slightly pointed toe. It lays flatter in the toe area for a classic American look.

201 LAST: This last has a higher cone, providing more room for a higher instep and contemporary shelf appeal. The toe down has fuller forefoot width for more comfort and slight chisel to the toe profile, providing a sleek looking aesthetic which complements our iconic 65 last.

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Jeans and strands today

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I was hoping someone with real world experience could add to the official AE last definitions for these two shoes: MacNeil (97 Last) versus McTavish (201 Last) in regards to overall fit especially heel area and toe box. I have finally come to the conclusion that the 65 last does not work for me because is it long, straight, and narrow but am still trying to find something else on a different last that might work.

97 LAST: The 97 last is the best fit for the average foot. The 97 last is one of Allen Edmonds early lasts, and has a soft, slightly pointed toe. It lays flatter in the toe area for a classic American look.

201 LAST: This last has a higher cone, providing more room for a higher instep and contemporary shelf appeal. The toe down has fuller forefoot width for more comfort and slight chisel to the toe profile, providing a sleek looking aesthetic which complements our iconic 65 last.



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I always look up @Neo1's sizing guide. Here is what he says:

97 - A sort of strange fit where the toe box is extremely narrow and the heel is quite wide. Like the 65, playing with the size, a lot of people manage to get this one to work, some better than others. I find this one so-so, not bad. I went with a 7D here also, but I have heard people say they go up 0.5 sizes in length and down a width; I personally haven't tried that.
Balmorals: Boardroom (Park Ave?)
Bluchers - MacNeil, Hancock, Sanford, Atlantis, 6th Ave, Jodox, Riverside
Slip-ons - Grayson, Adams, Westchester, Manchester, Jermyn
Rough Collection slip-ons - Lake Shore Drive
Golf (Blucher) - Fort Worth 2.0

201 - tie for the first place I'd go if the 65 doesn't work. Literally like they took the 65 and made it accomdoate high arch people. The worse your arch issues are, the more noticeable it will be. 201 lined balmorals are awesome for me so far. 201 bluchers are a challenge - with something like the Rogue, I can reduce the volume enough by using heavy socks and tying the laces as tight as humanly possible. Most people I've heard stick with 65 size, some say down in length (I would advise against this). I've also heard people say that a D on the 201 feels like an E on the 65 - sort of. Depends how much the shape of the 201 affects your instep fit. It is possible for someone with flat feet (not me), the 201 might feel that much larger. Reference point - I went with a 7D here, but like I said, either down 0.5 sizes in length (maybe) or down a width might be possible for some people (from 65).

There have been people who would otherwise never be able to wear a balmoral who own the 201-lasted independence line and love them, but those who have thin feet have an issue here. If you have a thin foot (not necessarily narrow) and are already battling vertical negative space, you might experience sloppy creasing and laces that are completely closed together. This last just has a much higher cone.

Bluchers (reduced eyes) - Thomastown
Bluchers - Rogue, City, Union
Casual Bluchers - Shannon Drive
Bals - Jefferson 2.0, Hopkinson, Bartlett, Bloor St (PA), Richmond St (McA), Shelton 2.0
Rough Collection Bals - Overlord, Strandmok 2.0, Neumok 2.0
Slip-on/Monk - Warwick
Boot - 1st Ave, Sauk Drive
Chukka - Freiburg, Calgary
Casual Monk - Newberg

 

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Nice photo, but it doesn’t seem the same without @Roycru on the platform...
On January 11th 2018 on the San Juan Capistrano depot platform in front of the parking structure @Rithrin climbed to the top of.

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Extra Added Attraction: From ivy-style.com, an ad that was in "Mens Wear" (a trade publication) in 1964.

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I was hoping someone with real world experience could add to the official AE last definitions for these two shoes: MacNeil (97 Last) versus McTavish (201 Last) in regards to overall fit especially heel area and toe box. I have finally come to the conclusion that the 65 last does not work for me because is it long, straight, and narrow but am still trying to find something else on a different last that might work.

97 LAST: The 97 last is the best fit for the average foot. The 97 last is one of Allen Edmonds early lasts, and has a soft, slightly pointed toe. It lays flatter in the toe area for a classic American look.

201 LAST: This last has a higher cone, providing more room for a higher instep and contemporary shelf appeal. The toe down has fuller forefoot width for more comfort and slight chisel to the toe profile, providing a sleek looking aesthetic which complements our iconic 65 last.

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Wish I knew what the average foot was. I have a very flat, low volume foot with decent cone rise. The 65 I can wear a 9.5C. The 201 works great in 9.5B. I wish the 97 came in a C width. I have to stretch a 9.5B out a bit. How do you feel about the 1943?
 

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Search can't seem to find the AE Buy/Sell/Trade thread, so putting them here: Strawfut, size 9D, $175 shipped CONUS. These have been worn 3 times since new (which was around 2012 or so)
 

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I've been a few posts lately expressing longing for COLOR. How great are the new Red Strandmoks, just released online? I'm loving this punchy color for Spring, and that we're using the chestnut dainite more often.

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I've been a few posts lately expressing longing for COLOR. How great are the new Red Strandmoks, just released online? I'm loving this punchy color for Spring, and that we're using the chestnut dainite more often.

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Finally!!

Those look awesome!
 

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I've been a few posts lately expressing longing for COLOR. How great are the new Red Strandmoks, just released online? I'm loving this punchy color for Spring, and that we're using the chestnut dainite more often.

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WOW! Those look great! Red suede is sweeeet
 

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Wish I knew what the average foot was. I have a very flat, low volume foot with decent cone rise. The 65 I can wear a 9.5C. The 201 works great in 9.5B. I wish the 97 came in a C width. I have to stretch a 9.5B out a bit. How do you feel about the 1943?
Thanks and never tried it. The most important issue is my foot is not long, straight, and narrow like the 65 last but because my heel is narrow when I got to an EE or even an E width my heel slides all over the place.
 

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The heck with Wingtip Wednesday because I give you Wilbert Wednesday...

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And as I have shared before, the key to a great Wilbert is Saphir Cognac polish, that same polish used on the stitching to tone it down from the original white, and replace the original flat brown with round waxed laces.
 

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I've been a few posts lately expressing longing for COLOR. How great are the new Red Strandmoks, just released online? I'm loving this punchy color for Spring, and that we're using the chestnut dainite more often.

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WOW! I love it! The contrast tan piping is awesome!
 

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