Lasts are the building blocks to a shoe and one of the integral processes of shoemaking. Lasts are used to render shape and form in the final stages of manufacturing. The shoe is moulded around the last to create the desired shape and fit. Once fitted on the last, the shoe can stay for up to a month in order to achieve the perfect balance of shape and structure.
The Zip Last
Our oldest and most popular last, the Zip has an almond toe, with a rounded girth used widely for all lace-up and fully-covered styles. Whilst it is graded as a EE last, it feels roomier than its equals and is accommodative of marginally wider feet as well. The understated Zip has a timeless shape rendering it the ability to carry a wide variety of styles from the classic oxford to the whole cut loafer making it suitable for daily work wear or a formal black-tie event.
The Rui Last
The Rui has a rounded toe and the most accomodative of our lasts for wide feet. It has a EE grading but clearly feels closer to a EEE last. While round and conservative at the toe, the last has a beautiful upward streak from the girth up making it quite classy for daily wear. This is a last that one can never get bored of or find uncomfortable.
The Deus Last
Our most recent and daring last, the Deus is a classic square toe with deep curves, and a wide body (EE width) making it suitable for wider feet. The Deus is best suited with sharp dressing be it a semi-formal evening or a tuxedo look. The Wholecut Oxford is showcases the curves and shapes of this Last in all it's glory
The Russel Last
The Russel last is a EEE fit, designed ideally for non-lace up shoes such as loafers and moccasins. This last is inspired by the loafers made in England that have larger girth areas but taper towards the toe creating a narrower looking shoe. The sole profile for this last is usually very distinctive providing an elegant look. The Russel is one of our most perfected lasts having gone through various iterations. The Unlined loafer is built on this last.
The Armin Last
The Armin last is a wide body last used for making loafers and moccasins. Made for a comfort fit, this shoe is a EE width, with a relaxed girth, allowing room for comfortable long day wears. This is a house favorite, owing to its classic comfort fit, and timeless style. Bridlen Moccasins are made with this last.
The Rufer Last
The Rufer has been developed on the Rui last adapting it to be more suitable for loafers and slip-ons. It has a rounded toe and the most accomodative of our lasts for wide feet. It has a EE grading but clearly feels closer to a EEE last. While round and conservative at the toe, the last has a beautiful upward streak from the girth up making it quite classy for daily wear. This is a last that one can never get bored of or find uncomfortable.