Last No. 590
Produced in June 1990. Last 590 for is the oldest last in the Women’s Collection with a short, round toe shape. It is a classic, more masculine shape with a heavier-looking toe than some of the newer lasts in the collection. This last was initially developed for the more casual ‘Country Styles’ and especially boots. Fitting advice from retail… Last 590 generally fits slightly shorter and narrower than the newer lasts 613, 615, 616, 618 so the wearer may take a ½ size larger.
Chukka / Derby Boot
It is believed that a Chukka boot has both a sporting and a military heritage. A Chukka boot (or Desert boot) is constructed using three pieces of outer material – Inside Quarter, Outside Quarter and Vamp with low cut leg (but above the ankle) and two to three eyelets. In contrast, a Derby boot is a fully lined, high leg and all together, more substantial boot with variations similar to a Derby shoe. Chukka boots are usually considered unlined, although lined versions are available and they are often regarded as the most comfortable of all styles.