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/foot measuring process before purchasing to find an ideal fit. Please double-check measurements across different styles as size guides may differ.

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 2488 last has a round/almond shaped toe with a generous fit. 

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

LAST 2488

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

Popular styles: Solovair Classic Gibson Shoe & 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 allSolovair 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 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: Solovair Casual styles.

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.