We would like to welcome American Trench as an official Affiliate Vendor. American Trench is a Philadelphia based outerwear, apparel, and accessories brand, making all of its products in the United States at (mostly) family owned factories. . Please visit the American Trench thread and welcome them to the forum.
STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.
Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.
Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!
The perfect shell boot. I’ve three…so agree!!??
Whoa, you found a leather sole boot you like
No doubt a gorgeous boot - I can see why that started the journey. I'm looking at the toe taper and thinking this is a last that would not agree with my wide feet, or so say my pinky toes.
Thank you! Disagree, though. Give it a try. I have wide feet and need a lot of room in the toe box. The 341 last is deceptive. It offers much more room in the toe box than you think.No doubt a gorgeous boot - I can see why that started the journey. I'm looking at the toe taper and thinking this may be something that wouldn't be available to me with my wide feet, or so say my pinky toes.
If it may helps I can give my opinion on some lasts you mentioned.
I own a 325 last and also a 236 last ( connaught model as the one you'd like to buy now.
If you have a normal shape of feet, I can say the connaught are roomier than a 325 lasted model.
Keep ind mind you also have to consider the shoes construction:
For example, the 325 last model I own is a pair of pembroke, which has a double sole, goodyear welt and dainite outsole. It's in grain calf and the most important thing, is a full brogued derby.
While for the connaught: it's an oxford cap toe model in calf, single leather sole.
The ball foot of the connaught is roomier than the 325 of the pembroke, but as I said before keep in mind the pembroke has a heavier construction, so there is less space for the foot inside.
Even the instep of the connaught is ok for me in comparison with other oxford models: as you know people with a high instep might have some problems with oxford shoes, but I say one more time, if you have a normal foot, you should not have any problems with the connaught
In my case I had to size up for the pembroke of 1 size even because I couldn't think to break them down wearing them, cause a brogued shoes it's very hard to loose, while a plain calf shoe will easily loose.
Just to add another detail: I also have the pembroke in 317 last that means G fittiing and in this case I wear the same size of the connaught.
I don't know how confy the 325 conistion were for you since the beginning, so, hope you can use my experience to have a more clear idea on the sizes.