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by mw313
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

Thanks!

I didn't realize that JV would make duplicates of a last that was modified to fit me better. I will have to reach out to them after I get a last that works for me and a fitter shoe. I would love to have a stab at making a shoe for myself too!
by mw313
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

I think it probably is worth it to have one last that works just right with my foot and I can use it for so many years. Then I figured that if I would eventually want to get other types of shoes down the road from anyone like you, perry, lance, etc I would have a last to go off of and could have it...
by mw313
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

I think it probably is worth it to have one last that works just right with my foot and I can use it for so many years. Then I figured that if I would eventually want to get other types of shoes down the road from anyone like you, perry, lance, etc I would have a last to go off of and could have it ...
by mw313
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

thanks, So are you saying that I should see if Perry would do the measurements and then have a trial shoe made to make sure the fit is really just right? Then have the final last made by Jones and Vining? So then I would own my own last. Are there any other details that I need to think about before ...
by mw313
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

Thank you very much to both DW and Das! That information is very helpful. I have learned very quickly that the lasts from one brand vary from another last but I thought that the American brands had lasts made from Jones and Vining and that the British had them made from Springline. I figured that so...
by mw313
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22717

Re: Lasts

Hi all, So is the consensus that Jones and Vining is the best place to get new custom lasts from at this point? I am looking into getting custom lasts for myself as a sort of investment because I have such uniquely sized feet. I'm a 14 or 15 and extremely narrow. The closest fitting that I have foun...
by mw313
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: In search of custom shoemaker
Replies: 104
Views: 10083

Re: In search of custom shoemaker

Hi everyone, I just signed up on here after doing a great deal of searching for a custom shoemaker for my very unusual feet. I have spoken to just about all of the major shoe companies like AE and Alden in the US, all of the major UK makers (Church's, C&J, Cheaney, Barker, Loake, Tricker's, Sanders,...