All About Lasts
Part of what makes Allen Edmonds shoes so unique is the extensive range of sizes and widths we offer that make achieving a perfect fit much simpler. Wearing the wrong size shoe can cause not only short-term discomfort but also long-term foot, back and joint ailments that could affect you the rest of your life. Doctors often specifically recommend Allen Edmonds shoes to their patients who suffer from such ailments because of our breadth of available sizes. If you are a first-time Allen Edmonds customer, it is vitally important that you are fit professionally at an Allen Edmonds Retail Store or Authorized Dealer who is familiar with the sizing and fit of Allen Edmonds shoes. By doing so, you will greatly increase the chances of being fit correctly the first time.
Allen Edmonds shoes come in lengths from 6-16. Each half size increases by approximately one-sixth of an inch and each full size increases by one-third of an inch. The widths of Allen Edmonds shoes range from AAA, the narrowest width, to EEE, the widest width, with a D width considered medium. Technically speaking, each width increases by approximately three-sixteenths of an inch in total girth.
Another benefit of choosing Allen Edmonds shoes is the wide variety of lasts we use. Lasts are foot-shaped forms that provide shoemakers with the basis for building a shoe. By selecting shoes manufactured on the last that most resembles the contours of your feet, you will achieve a superior fit, only enhancing the comfort of your shoes.
Allen Edmonds utilizes different lasts in manufacturing our welted footwear. In most cases, styles designated by a four-digit style number.
Shoes built on 511 last
- ATL (Road Warriors™ Comfort Technology)
- LAX (Road Warriors™ Comfort Technology)
- LGE (Road Warriors™ Comfort Technology)
- MKE (Road Warriors™ Comfort Technology)
JN9 LastThe JN9 was created for the Jack Nicklaus Collection. The last has a modern, squarer toe and broader toe box to allow for the use of an orthotic. The extra room also lets your foot breath during a long day on the golf course.
Shoes built on JN9 last
Handsewn Styles are constructed on one of six lasts. Look below to find the characteristics of each last.