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Other shoes like Alden Barrie last? Allen Edmonds?

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I've tried so many shoes over the years but the only ones that seem to fit me well are Alden Barrie Last 10 D. Longwing bluchers, Plaintoe Bluchers, Chukkas. I absolutely love them and attribute part of it to the wide toe box and the shape just fits my foot as if my foot was the last they were made on.

But I keep looking for alternatives, specifically from Allen Edmonds and I can't for the life of me find a shoe that fits. I recently went into the shop and they got me into an 11 E in the Liverpool boot, which is still snug on width but comfortable enough to keep. I just bought 11 D Randolph loafers on an online sale and they slip around so bad in the heel I have to return them and may try 10.5D. Park Avenues fit is too narrow and Strands literally injure me. I had one pair of Leeds 10.5D in shell cordovan that were great, but I bought them used and not sure if they were stretched by previous owner.

I've had vintage Florsheim 5 nail longwings that are close but just a bit more narrow in the toe box than I like.

Is there another brand out there with a last that's really close the the Alden Barrie? Or maybe I should just stop trying.

EDIT: I should mention I don't prefer boots. The look I love, but the convenience and feet note breathing quite as well leads me to prefer low cut shoes.

I'm all for paying for quality but needing to spend $700-800 per pair is hard to justify with any regularity and availability in colors and styles is limited on the Barrie. I can't buy a nice dressy cap toe oxford in the Barrie, for example.

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Thanks!

Looks like Grant Stone longwing and plain toe bluchers are on that Leo last.

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Any others shoes similar to the Alden Barrie last?
 
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