Last No. 224
Last 224 is a Main Collection last with a medium round toe and generous, but not bulbous, toe depth. The remarkable fitting qualities of last 224 has certainly stood the test of time, given that it dates back to 1953. With its soft round toe, 224 falls between 325 and 335 in terms of toe box width, although 224 was an early front runner in the production of asymmetric lasts (a straighter instep), 224 has a wonderful balance that has proved to work across a variety of fitting requirements.
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.