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RTW shoes: brand vs last

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kolecho, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    There are many repeat buyers of shoes by say - Edward Green RTW. EG shoes are surely superlative in materials used and construction, but do EG lasts (e.g. 202, 606, 888 etc) fit different feet better than lasts by other shoemakers?

    Style aside, I am thinking that shoes ought to be selected primarily on the basis of fit. If a marginally lesser brand, offers a last that fits well, then this last should be the go-to last for him. Brand should be a secondary concern.

    Are you a shoe brand follower or a last follower? Thoughts?
     
  2. well-kept

    well-kept Well-Known Member

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    The eyes follow the brand but the feet follow the last. Just think about which of your shoes get worn the most. I'm guessing it will be those that fit you most closely. It's true for me.
     
  3. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    Let's give this a bump up......
     

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