Our Toe Shapes Explained

At Gilbert & Bailey we take great pride in the construction of our shoes and a such take great care of the development of our lasts. 

Lasts are forms that provide shoemakers with a model around which to build a shoe.  

Ensuring that all the vital measurements make true to size, the designer and last maker are able to hone to toe shape and pitch (heel height) and profile of the last and are all designed with the same measurements across the different joints of the foot.

This means that whether you choose a chisel or a round toe shape, the same size in both should fit equally the shape of your foot. 

We have developed initally four very elegant last shapes all designed for ultimate style, comfort and wearability for our bespoke design customers; the St Crispin (almond toe), Ormen (chisel toe) and Right Boy (round toe) and the Jersey, our classic loafer. 

At present these are readily available in size 5-13 including all half sizes in an E fitting. On request, we are able to produce the same shoe on a wider or narrower fitting and should you preder a fully bespoke last service, please do get in touch to book an appointment. 


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