Last Guide

Sons of Henrey currently offers three different lasts, with a fourth underway. All lasts have been developed together with Springline Ltd., precision last manufacturers from Northampton and the only remaining last manufacturer in the United Kingdom. They draw upon decades of experience, and together we were able to achieve a very contemporary look for our lasts.

Last 1 - Soft Chisel


Our soft chisel toe, with its gently rounded yet distinctive side wall and elegant toe shape, looks stunning both on a more formal captoe oxford or a casual shoe with plain vamp.

 

The last features a narrow waist, slightly higher instep and medium width across the ball. The heel to ball dimension, critical for a good fit, is the same for all Sons of Henrey lasts.

 

In terms of fitting, we recommend that you take your standard UK size. Due to the slightly lower volume of the toe box, these shoes will fit more snug, but therefore no less comfortable, than our other lasts. 

 

The soft chisel last is the result of close cooperation between the last makers at Springline Ltd., the factory in Spain and us. A well made last is the first step towards a good fit, as it balances elegance to science.

  • Narrow heel and slim waist

  • Slightly higher instep

  • Medium width across the ball

  • Slightly lower toe box

Last 2 - Elegant Round


The Elegant Round last is a more refined version of the well-known, traditional round last. With slightly more taper towards the tip and a distinctive toe profile, the Elegant Round last is a very handsome last. 

 

The last features a narrow waist, medium instep height and medium width across the ball. At the toe and under the vamp, there is extra volume for your feet. The heel to ball dimension, critical for a good fit, is the same for all Sons of Henrey lasts.

 

In terms of fitting, the Elegant Round last fits true to size and we recommend that you take your standard UK size.

 

The elegant round toe last is the result of close cooperation between the last makers at Springline Ltd., the factory in Spain and us. A well made last is the first step towards a good fit, as it balances elegance to science. 

  • Narrow heel and slim waist

  • Medium instep

  • Medium width across the ball

  • Slightly higher toe box

Last 3 - Contemporary Almond


Our Contemporary Almond last, with its slightly finer toe and more symmetric shape, is the ideal last for our Split Toe derby, and the elegant Wholecut Chelsea boot.

 

The last features a narrow waist, medium instep height and medium width across the ball. The heel to ball dimension, critical for a good fit, is the same for all Sons of Henrey lasts.

 

In terms of fitting, the Contemporary Almond last fits true to size and we recommend that you take your standard UK size.

 

The almond last is the result of close cooperation between the last makers at Springline Ltd., the factory in Spain and us. A well made last is the first step towards a good fit, as it balances elegance to science. 

  • Narrow heel and slim waist


  • Medium instep

  • Medium width across the ball

  • Standard toe box