30 Mar '16, 1pm

Toe Spring Whats It All About? #shoesnob

Toe Spring Whats It All About? #shoesnob

Now why do so many shoes have such incredibly high toe spring? That is a good question. Let us understand that toe spring will stem from the last shape although it can be manipulated during the shoemaking process (to a certain extent). That being when you see the Jeffrey West shoe, you will see that the last was shaped like that. Therefore, we must assume that most of the last factories in the world have lasts that have too much toe spring (as it is far more common for shoes to have huge toe spring than just the right amount). It is only when shoes start to become of higher quality that the lasts start to become more elegantly made and shaped. And I ask myself why? Why can’t cheap shoes have nice lasts? I mean, let’s not pretend that cheap shoe factories are going to make a DG70 last like G&G but why do they make the extreme opposite and put a horrendously pointy toe with ...

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