Lasts

Forms built for function, lasts define the appearance, fit, and comfort of a shoe or boot. Lasts are an expression of both anatomical information and the purpose of footwear they shape. We use a variety of lasts, including those we developed specifically for our collection and a few time-honored American classics.

Goodyear Welt Construction

Elston Last

Developed to embody the character of Chicago, the Elston last is engineered specifically for our line of Everyday Boots, providing exceptional all-day comfort for nearly all foot types with a generous toe box.

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Lakeshore Last

The Lakeshore Last exhibits the versatility and character demanded of a professional shoe. Crafted to fit with precision, this last provides durability and distinction from morning commute to evening cocktail.

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Genuine Handsewn Construction

800 Last

The 800 Last is the quintessential American loafer last. Its gently rounded toe provides a roomy, comfortable fit without compromising its famously sleek silhouette, which is simultaneously studious and casual.

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555 Last

The 555 Last is the classic New England moccasin last. Its medium width and broad toe provide exceptional comfort for nearly all foot types and its shape is well known to generations of outdoorsman from Down East.

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Stitchdown Construction

Breakwater Last

Based on over 600 years of bootmaking tradition, the Breakwater last is purpose-built for those who are on their feet all day, with a moderate arch, spacious toe, and plenty of heel support.

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