OUR LAST SHAPES EXPLAINED

The word “last” comes from the Old English “laest,” meaning footprint.

A last 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 before purchasing to find an ideal fit.

LAST 409

Our 409 last is a generous fit with a broad round toe and increased toe depth. A good option for the slightly wider foot.

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

LAST 493

Our 493 last is a slightly more generous than average fit but has a shallower toe box compared to our 5400 and 409 last.

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

LAST 2488

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

Popular styles: Solovair Classic Gibson Shoe and Solovair Classic Brogue Shoes.

LAST 5400

Our 5400 last is our widest last shape offering one of the broadest toe box shapes in the collection. A good option for the slightly wider foot.

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

LAST 002

Our 002 last shape features an almond-shape toe with slightly more width through the vamp and instep area.

Popular styles: NPS GLADSTONE and HEATH 6 Eye Derby Boots.

LAST 10885

Our 10885 last has a soft round toe and is the most traditional NPS Shoes toe shape, used for our formal footwear.

Popular styles: NPS Essentials Collection.