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LAST GUIDE

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. This guide will help you to get to know the differences between each other.

Last 224

Last 224 is a Main Collection last with a medium round toe and generous, but not bulbous, toe depth. The remarkable fitting qualities of last 224 has certainly stood the test of time, given that it dates back to 1953. With its soft round toe, 224 falls between 325 and 335 in terms of toe box width, although 224 was an early front runner in the production of asymmetric lasts (a straighter instep), 224 has a wonderful balance that has proved to work across a variety of fitting requirements.

Fits true to size.

Styles with this last: Chiltern

Last 236

Last 236 is a Main Collection last with a blunt round toe, the most traditional Crockett & Jones toe shape used for formal business Oxfords. Connaught is now the only remaining style on last 236, with an air of the English shoe trade from years gone by. There are no plans to discontinue this traditional toe shape with its slightly shorter forepart.

presents one of our shorter toe shapes, and, while fitting true to size, the wearer will find the forepart depth slightly shallower.

Styles with this last: Connaught

Last 314

Last 314 is a Main Collection loafer last, with a ‘high walled’ round toe. A straight last with generous fitting qualities, this loafer last has been in production for many years. Boston, the famed style on 314, is a staple for many a customer. Offering E & G width fittings and a high instep, 314 is often commented on as “comfortable from the word go”. 

Fits true to size. 

Styles with this last: BostonHarvard

Last 325

Last 325 is a Main Collection last, with a medium round toe and increased toe depth. Now in production for over 20 years, 325 is a best-selling last with its own timeline. Famed for country styles and loafers, 325 also offers width options in both E & G. With three standout styles that are worn worldwide, the 325 collection is only enhanced with due care and attention.

Fits true to size

Styles with this last: Cavendish, Coniston, Pembroke, Grasmere

Last 335

Last 335 is a Main Collection last, with a broad round toe and increased toe depth. Cut from the same cloth as 325, 335 is potentially one of the most over shadowed lasts in the collection. 335 produces a heavy, but stylish shoe & boot. It offers plenty of room in the forepart and gives an air of fashionable wear with its Chelsea and Brogue boot offerings.

Fits true to size.

Styles with this last: Chelsea

Last 337

Last 337 is a Hand Grade Collection last with a soft square toe. Deemed a forward thinking last of its time, 337 was one of the longer lasts on offer from Crockett & Jones at the turn of the century. With the likes of last 358 and 373, Crockett & Jones would now classify last 337 as one of the more classic toe shapes on offer that still proves popular today. The 337 collection has been steadily reduced with the introduction of more up-to-date lasts, although we do continue to make a core collection of English classics.

While it fits true to size, the wearer may have at least an inch of space at the front of the toe box, which will not affect the heel to ball fitting as it is more for aesthetics.

Styles with this last: AudleyBelgrave

Horma 341

Last 341 is a versatile Main Collection last, with a medium round toe. Regarded as a traditional main collection last, 341 has proven to be an excellent last for both formal business and smart casual wear. Long, but not too long, round but not too round. Established as one of the most widely used lasts in the collection, many would suggest that 341 hosts the perfect balance when buying Crockett & Jones shoes for their English heritage.

Fits true to size

Styles with this last: Bradford, Brecon, Harlech, Harrogate, SwanseaSydney y Westfield.

Last 348

Last 348 is a versatile Main Collection last with a square toe. It is arguably the most important last that Crockett & Jones has developed in recent times. Dating back to 2004, last 348 became the most forward thinking last of a generation of shoemakers, setting Crockett & Jones apart. Housing the largest collection of styles, 348 has become an icon in itself. In 2012, last 348 cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy as the choice last for James Bond’s SKYFALL followed by SPECTRE three years later. While it fits true to size, the wearer may have at least an inch of space at the front of the toe box, which will not affect the heel to ball fitting as it is more for aesthetics.

Styles with this last: Chiltern

Last 363

Last 363 is a Hand Grade Collection last with a soft round toe, and asymmetric fitting qualities. This last is widely regarded as one of Crockett & Jones’s best fitting lasts. This is due to the slimmer back part reducing heel slippage, and a slightly narrower waist offering good arch support. Crockett & Jones’s take on a modern, but contemporary round toe, 363 suits straight cap Oxfords as well as providing the foundations to an excellent fitting Hand Grade loafer.

Fits true to size.

Styles with this last: Barrington y Lonsdale.

Last 365

Last 365 is a Main Collection last, with a broad round toe. Our most generous fitting last in the collection, 365 has plenty of room in the forepart and heel, giving it a slightly asymmetric character that is perfect for high leg boots. In 2012, last 365 cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy, when Islay appeared in the Scottish Highlands during the final scenes of James Bond’s SKYFALL.

Fits true to size.

Styles with this last: Islay.

Last 377

Last 377 is a Main Collection last, taking a hint of inspiration from the quirky 359. With the excellent fitting qualities of our more recent lasts, development of the 377 last is no different. Another extremely comfortable and distinctly unique last that has a shortened stick length, slimmer back-part and ‘tweaked’ toe shape (than 359). All resulting in an asymmetric, round toed and characterful last, with notions of classic English shoemaking offering a slightly broader appearance in the forepart.

Fits true to size.

Styles with this last: Swindon.