Last comes first, this sentence can only be comprehended by shoe lovers. Last is so important as the aesthetics of the shoes is determined by it for no less than 70%, and the shoes are just waste if they do not fit your feet.
Carlos Santos has developed so many lasts for different markets and I summarize them here as a reference for who are interested.
The rank is by number consequence.
A long and sharp French last.
Released with last 160 and targeted France market as well, very pronounced long shape, not so round as 160.
By the first sight, you may think it is a great round toe last, in fact, it is the most French last as it is super narrow.
A last for boots, round and slightly elongated which is fine for boots to achieve a good proportion.
The most bulbous last from Carlos Santos, only suitable for longwing, please don’t ask how I know it.
A soft chiseled almond last, elegant from the top and aggressive from the side.
The Ivy style loafer last, very comfortable and well held for the heel.
Softer chisel and elongated toe for boots.
Square chisel last, very well received, slightly wider than last Rain from Carmina.
I think it is the most English last from Carlos Santos, the classic round, but Carlos Santos call it the Almond last, I am lost.
A real almond last close to last 7000 from John Lobb, it is more beautiful on boots than shoes.
Very sleek loafer last.
Although the name is middle round toe, but it is clearly an English country last. Not sure which is rounder, 333 or 437.
A sharper version of last 82 from Edward Green.
Say 180 from J.M.Weston.
This one is alongside with 333 and 437 competing for round king.
Co-developed by Carlos Santos and Herring, the very popular elongated square toe.
Alden high wall loafer last.
A lot of feeling from Alden, look at the curved outside of the foot.