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What is "Last?"

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I see the term "Last" on boot manufacturer' sites, but have not been able to locate a definition. To what are they referring?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 7

how wide the boot is (based on a 26 boot)

 

100 = average

95 = narrow

104 = really wide

 

keep in mind that is only one measurement, and the flex, heel pocket, instep height, and many other things go into selecting a boot.

 

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

how wide the boot is (based on a 26 boot)

 

100 = average

95 = narrow

104 = really wide

 

keep in mind that is only one measurement, and the flex, heel pocket, instep height, and many other things go into selecting a boot.

 


Thanks
 

 

post #4 of 7

A "Last" is a substitute foot cavity used by the manufacturers. Some measure with liner aswell, this measurement is often misleading. We have during the super cold spell this winter "water filled" boots, frozen them and measured the width as suggested by the manufacturers of the frozen "last/plug". This also enabled us to measure instep height, heel width. Our measurement showed gross mis information regarding ceratin brands. Never the less, the guide itself (ie 98mm) is a good one if looking for certain charachteristics of boots.

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"Last" is also a word accosiated with Fischer Vacuum ski boots, more precisely accompanied by the word "Resort"

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post #7 of 7

Average width in American sizing is C and I'd say that is most like a 98mm last.

 

Lou

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