It has been said that the last is the heart of a shoe; a fundamental requirement of shoemaking, the development of which cannot be compromised. A last must carry all of the aesthetics and fitting qualities a shoemaker needs from the outset. Our diverse range of lasts is well known, and once understood, can bring much enjoyment to your fitting a purchasing decisions.
With a range of styles in each last collection, you can have lasting confidence in the knowledge your new style with fit just as comfortably as the last.
Our biggest last collection housing 40 variations, 341 is our traditional rounded toe last that has been proven to be excellent for both formal and smart casual styles. Notable styles include our Sydney Loafer and Chelsea 8 Boot.
A last that has provided the aesthetics and fittings for some of our most famous styles such as Cavendish and Coniston, Last 325 fits true to size and is best known for longevity and comfort. Now in production for over 20 years, 325 is a best-selling last with its own timeline.
If a classic Penny Loafer is what your feet desire, then look no further than to our ‘high walled’ rounded toe last, 314. Producing our bestselling Boston and Harvard Loafers, last 314 is often commented on as “comfortable from the get-go”. Again, fitting true to size with the wearer’s toes sitting relatively close to the front of the shoe.
Our soft square toe Hand Grade last, 337, offers a small core collection of Crockett & Jones’ English classics. Best known for producing traditional business Oxfords since its launch in May 2001, last 337 still proves popular today with our worldwide bestselling cap toe Oxford Audley.
Our second largest last collection, with over 30 variations offering Loafers, Oxfords, Derbys, Monk Straps and Boots choices, last 348 is our versatile square toe Main Collection last. Fitting similarly to 337, the wearer may have at least an inch of space at the front of the toe box; which will not affect the fitting as this is due to aesthetics.
Fitting Tip – for our unlined styles we recommend to take half a size below your standard size.