our LAST SHAPEs explained ...

A last (see image below) is a three dimensional form resembling the human foot commonly made from plastic or wood for the purpose of footwear manufacturing. Last silhouettes vary in relation to the finished shoe or boot shape.

With the exception of a small selection of G-width NPS Essential Collection styles, all NPS and Solovair lasts have an F width fitting.

Due to the unique nature of our footwear production and last shapes, our sizing cannot be compared with other competitive brands. We strongly recommend customers follow our size guide/foot measuring process before purchasing to find an ideal fit. Please double-check measurements across different styles as size guides may differ.

 Our comprehensive size guide can be found here. Alternatively, size guides can be referenced via the Size & Fit link found on each product page.

Use the below links to learn more about a particular last shape/number:

409

Our 409 last has a standard fit with a round and deep shaped toe.

Popular styles: Solovair Classic 8' eye, 11' eye and 20' eye Derby Boots

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493

Our 493 has a round toe shape with a standard fit. The boot profile fits slimmer around the feet. 

Popular styles: Solovair Classic 6' eye and 11' eye Astronaut Boot. Solovair Premium 6' eye Derby Boot

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2488

Our 2488 last shape has a round/almond shaped toe with a standard fit. 

Popular styles: Solovair Classic Gibson Shoe & Solovair Classic Brogue Shoes

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5400

Our 5400 is our widest last shape so ideal for those with wide-fitting feet. The toe shape is round and deep.

Popular styles: Urban Hiker Boot and all Solovair Steel Toe styles

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002

Our most popular NPS last shape is the 002 which features an almond-shape toe with a wide fit. 

Popular styles: NPS GLADSTONE and HEATH 6 Eye Derby Boots

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1813

Our 1813 last shape has round toe with a wide fit. This style may not be suitable for those with very narrow feet.

Popular styles: NPS WALLACE Suede Boot and Solovair Casual styles (coming soon)

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107F

Our 107F last is used for our smarter NPS Essential styles and has a narrow fit and a pointed toe. This last is not suitable for those requiring wide-fitting footwear.

Popular styles: NPS ALFRED Double Buckle Monk Shoe, GEORGE 5 Eye Oxford Shoe, HENRY Penny Loafer

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22817

Our 22817 is used within our NPS Women's Collection. The last shape has a standard fit with an almond-shaped toe. This style may not be suitable for those who require a wider fit.

Popular styles: NPS CHARLOTTE Oxford Brogue Shoes and VICTORIA Chelsea Boots

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