James and I have been discussing which last we should choose for our new spectator design and we thought that this would be a good way of illustrating this point. Below are the two lasts we are thinking about. The upper has been made from a pattern for one of the lasts, but we've pulled it over both to see how it looks. Very different as you can see!
The Loafer last looks more casual and relaxed with its flat, rounded toe. and the Oxford last looks more elegant and sleek with its elongated, snub nosed toe.
But how different will they look if the sole is leather, or rubber or crepe?
Can you picture it? And can you guess what we chose?
Food for thought. Until next week happy shoemaking!