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The Last Guide

It has been said that the last is the heart of a shoe; a fundamental requirement of shoemaking, the development of which cannot be compromised. A last must carry all of the aesthetics and fitting qualities a shoemaker needs from the outset. The initial phase of last making and test fitting can be a lengthy process, and it is one that is overseen by the current Managing Director, Jonathan Jones.

Over time, Crockett & Jones has been able to learn from more than a century of last making experience as they have adapted and developed each new last, crafted in Northampton. Due to continued growth in key markets throughout the world, Crockett & Jones is known globally for its diverse selection of lasts. Chronologically numbered, the lower the number, the earlier the date of origin.

The Crockett & Jones ‘Last Guide’ is not a substitution for visiting a Crockett & Jones retail shop and discussing your fitting requirements with a member of our highly-trained retail staff. Having the measurements of your foot taken and test fitting your chosen pair of shoes would always be the preferred method of establishing one’s size and width fitting. The below information is intended as a guide only.

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Last 200


Date of Origin: January 1934

Last 200 is a Main Collection D fitting last, with a bulbous round toe and narrow waist. After over 80 years of use already under its belt, last 200 epitomises the heritage Crockett & Jones lasts. Due to the early inception of this last, it features a typically narrow waist, making it perfect for the unlined Chukka, a boot famed throughout Europe as an iconic Crockett & Jones style.

  • Most iconic style: Chukka in Snuff Suede
  • Dates back to 1934
  • Narrow last with strong arch support
  • Best known for narrow unlined Chukka boots

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 200 fits ½ size smaller than many lasts in our collection, due primarily to the narrower ‘D’ fitting. Aesthetically its toe box is similar to the 314, 325, and 335 lasts.

Last 200 collection

Last 228


Date of Origin: January 1954

Last 228 is a Main Collection last, with a medium round toe and generous toe depth. Dating back to the mid 50s, the last was developed to be used for country walking shoes and boots. In 2015, last 228 cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy, when Radnor in Black Calf appeared in James Bond’s SPECTRE.

  • Most iconic style: Snowdon in Oak Wax Hide
  • Dates back to 1954
  • Best known for its use with the Veldtschoen construction

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 228 fits true to size. The rugged Commando sole that often accompanies models made on this last is quite firm during the initial wear. Aesthetically its toe box is similar to the 314, 325, and 335 lasts. With the outdoor nature of this boot, keep in mind that you may want to wear heavier weight socks.

Last 228 collection

Last 236


Date of Origin: January 1961

Last 236 is a Main Collection last with a blunt round toe, the most traditional Crockett & Jones toe shape used for formal business Oxfords. Connaught is now the only remaining style on last 236, with an air of the English shoe trade from years gone by. There are no plans to discontinue this traditional toe shape with its slightly shorter forepart.

  • Most iconic style: Connaught in Black Calf
  • Shorter more traditional last
  • A legendary last, epitomising the look of an English Gentleman!

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 236 presents one of our shorter toe shapes, and, while fitting true to size, the wearer’s toes will sit relatively close to the front of the shoe. The toe shape is aesthetically similar to lasts 314, 325, 335, and 365.

Last 236 collection

Last 314


Date of Origin: October 1993

Last 314 is a Main Collection loafer last, with a ‘high walled’ round toe. A straight last with generous fitting qualities, this loafer last has been in production for many years. Boston, the famed style on 314, is a staple for many a customer. Offering E & G width fittings and a high instep, 314 is often commented on as “comfortable from the word go”.

  • Most iconic style: Boston in Dark Brown Country Calf
  • Traditional loafer last
  • Best known for Penny loafers

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 314 presents one of our shorter toe shapes, and while fitting true to size, the wearers’ toes will sit relatively close to the front of the shoe. The toe shape is aesthetically similar to lasts 236, 325, 335, and 365.

Last 314 collection

Last 325


Date of Origin: March 1995

Last 325 is a Main Collection last, with a medium round toe and increased toe depth. Now in production for over 20 years, 325 is a best-selling last with its own timeline. Famed for country styles and loafers, 325 also offers width options in both E & G. With three standout styles that are worn worldwide, the 325 collection is only enhanced with due care and attention.

  • Most iconic styles: Cavendish in Dark Brown Suede, Coniston and Pembroke in Tan Scotch Grain
  • Country styles, Brogue Derbys and Boots
  • Best known for longevity and comfort

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 325 will fit true to size along with 314, 335 and 341.

Last 325 collection

Last 335


Date of Origin: June 2000

Last 335 is a Main Collection last, with a broad round toe and increased toe depth. Cut from the same cloth as 325, 335 is potentially one of the most over shadowed lasts in the collection. 335 produces a heavy, but stylish shoe & boot. It offers plenty of room in the forepart and gives an air of fashionable wear with its Chelsea and Brogue boot offerings.

  • Most iconic styles: Chelsea 5 in Dark Brown Rough-Out Suede and Skye III in Chestnut Calf
  • The perfect Chelsea boot last
  • Best known for its chunky appearance

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 335 will fit true to size along with 314 and 325.

Last 335 collection

Last 337


Date of Origin: May 2001

Last 337 is a Hand Grade Collection last with a soft square toe. Deemed a forward thinking last of its time, 337 was one of the longer lasts on offer from Crockett & Jones at the turn of the century. With the likes of last 358 and 373, Crockett & Jones would now classify last 337 as one of the more classic toe shapes on offer that still proves popular today. The 337 collection has been steadily reduced with the introduction of more up-to-date lasts, although we do continue to make a core collection of English classics.

  • Most Iconic style: Audley in Black Box Calf
  • A classic English last
  • Best known for traditional business Oxfords

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 337 will typically fit ½ size larger. Aesthetically it is a slightly softer version of the 348 and 358 lasts.

Last 337 collection

Last 341


Date of Origin: December 2003

Last 341 is a versatile Main Collection last, with a medium round toe. Regarded as a traditional main collection last, 341 has proven to be an excellent last for both formal business and smart casual wear. Long, but not too long, round but not too round. Established as one of the most widely used lasts in the collection, many would suggest that 341 hosts the perfect balance when buying Crockett & Jones shoes for their English heritage.

  • Most iconic styles: Sydney in Black Calf and Westfield in Dark Brown Calf
  • Varied collection of styles available
  • Best known for its perfect balance of English heritage and styling

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 341 will fit true to size along with, 360 and 363 lasts.

Last 341 collection

Last 348


Date of Origin: November 2004

Last 348 is a versatile Main Collection last with a square toe. It is arguably the most important last that Crockett & Jones has developed in recent times. Dating back to 2004, last 348 became the most forward thinking last of a generation of shoemakers, setting Crockett & Jones apart. Housing the largest collection of styles, 348 has become an icon in itself. In 2012, last 348 cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy as the choice last for James Bond’s SKYFALL followed by SPECTRE three years later.

  • Most iconic styles: Alex, Hallam, Tetbury, Lowndes and Westbourne
  • Largest collection of styles on a single last
  • Best known for featuring in two James Bond films – SKYFALL and SPECTRE.

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 348 fits ½ a size larger, similarly to 337. The wearer may have at least an inch of space at the front of the toe box.

Last 348 collection

Last 360


Date of Origin: February 2006

Last 360 is a Main Collection last, with a more exaggerated round toe. Often regarded as a ‘younger’ version of 341, 360 is the most elegant of the round toe lasts available. With a relatively compact collection of formal business styles on offer, 360 lends itself to the smarter end of business wear.

  • Most iconic style: Malton in Dark Brown Calf
  • Formal business styles
  • Best known for being a modern take on classical styling
  • Classic fit

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 360 will fit true to size along with 341 and 363.

Last 360 collection

Last 363


Date of Origin: May 2009

Last 363 is a Hand Grade Collection last with a soft round toe, and asymmetric fitting qualities. This last is widely regarded as one of Crockett & Jones’s best fitting lasts. This is due to the slimmer back part reducing heel slippage, and a slightly narrower waist offering good arch support. Crockett & Jones’s take on a modern, but contemporary round toe, 363 suits straight cap Oxfords as well as providing the foundations to an excellent fitting Hand Grade loafer.

  • Most Iconic style: Courtenay in Dark Brown Calf
  • Close fitting last, particularly at the heel
  • Best known for contemporary business shoes

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 363 will fit true to size. The toe shape is aesthetically similar to last 341.

Last 363 collection

Last 365


Date of Origin: May 2009

Last 365 is a Main Collection last, with a broad round toe. Our most generous fitting last in the collection, 365 has plenty of room in the forepart and heel, giving it a slightly asymmetric character that is perfect for high leg boots. In 2012, last 365 cemented itself into Crockett & Jones’s legacy, when Islay appeared in the Scottish Highlands during the final scenes of James Bond’s SKYFALL.

  • Most iconic style: Islay in Dark Brown Scotch Grain
  • Generous fitting all round
  • Best known for featuring in SKYFALL

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 365 is singular in look and feel, typically fitting a ½ size larger and offering one of the broadest toe box shapes in the collection.

Last 365 collection

Last 371


Date of Origin: June 2012

Last 371 is a Main Collection last with a high walled, quirky round toe. 371 was produced with a single job in mind, to be used for Derby shoes & boots with character. That being said, Crockett & Jones has not taken their eye off the last making, with 371 sharing much of the fitting qualities of the Hand Grade last 363. The final result is a last that is already receiving some remarkable feedback.

  • Most iconic style: Cork in Dark Brown/Whisky Cordovan
  • Distinctive forepart with continental character
  • Best known for… Stylish walking shoe with good toe spring

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 371 is a perfect blend of a snug heel fitting with a generous toe shape, allowing for supreme comfort. Fits true to size.

Last 371 collection

Last 373


Date of Origin: June 2015

Last 373 is a Hand Grade Collection last with a sharp chisel toe, and asymmetric fitting qualities. Sharing a back part with last 363, this last also boasts closer heel clipping reducing slippage, and a slightly narrower waist offering good arch support. With a sharp chisel toe, within the boundaries of English shoemaking, last 373 is a signature for producing the most elegant handmade English shoes of the highest regard.

  • Most Iconic style: Winston in Chestnut Calf
  • Classified as a sharp chisel toe
  • Best known as an elegant Hand Grade last

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 373 will fit as a more generous version of the 348 last, with the benefits of the sculpted heel part.

Last 373 collection

Last 375


Date of Origin: July 2015

Last 375 is a Main Collection last, with a medium round toe, increased toe depth and slimmed down back part. A last that is directly associated to another, 375 shares its toe shape with 325! A development that has seen us improve upon the heel clipping to produce a closer fitting version of the highly regarded 325. 375 will more than likely become the loafer last counterpart to the 325 story.

  • Most iconic style: Lichfield in Chestnut Calf
  • Developed as a Loafer specific version of 325
  • Best known for exceptional fitting at the heel

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 375 fits true to size. An enhanced version of last 325, offering a traditionally styled toe shape with a sculpted heel cup for a more secure fit.

Last 375 collection

Last 376


Date of Origin: September 2015

Last 376 is a Main Collection last, with a ‘high walled’ round toe and slimmed down back part. A last that is directly associated to another, last 376 shares its toe shape with 314! A development that has seen us improve upon the heel clipping to produce a closer fitting version of the highly regarded 314, specifically for unlined loafers.

  • Most iconic style: Harvard II in Dark Brown Suede (unlined)
  • Developed for production of unlined loafers
  • Best known for exceptional fitting at the heel

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 376 fits true to size. An enhanced version of last 314, offering a traditionally styled toe shape with a sculpted heel cup for a more secure fit. Ideal for those wishing to go sockless.

Last 376 collection

Last 377


Date of Origin: June 2016

Last 377 is a Main Collection last, taking a hint of inspiration from the quirky 359. With the excellent fitting qualities of our more recent lasts, development of the 377 last is no different. Another extremely comfortable and distinctly unique last that has a shortened stick length, slimmer back-part and ‘tweaked’ toe shape (than 359). All resulting in an asymmetric, round toed and characterful last, with notions of classic English shoemaking offering a slightly broader appearance in the forepart.

  • Most iconic style: Dorset II in Tan Burnished Calf
  • Developed for the return of round toes
  • Best known for exceptional all-round fitting

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 377 fits true to size, along with, 341, 360 and 363 lasts.

Last 377 collection

Last 613


Date of Origin: April 2012

Last 613 was the first of the new lasts, designed to update the Women’s Collection in 2012. With an almond toe shape this last has the versatility to suit many styles whilst offering femininity and elegance. The collection made on this last has evolved to include: oxfords, penny loafers, tassel loafers and Chelsea boots.

  • Most Iconic Style: Sophie in Chestnut Burnished Calf
  • Asymmetric last with almond toe shape
  • A versatile last used for lace-ups, loafers and boots in the Women’s Collection

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Fits true to size although a touch longer in look than the 590, 616 and 618 lasts.

Last 613 collection

Last 616


Date of Origin: February 2014

Last 616 was specifically developed as a loafer last for the Women’s Collection with a broad, round toe shape. It features a greater toe depth to give plenty of space in the forepart, as the foot will sit closer to the front of the shoe in this shorter last. The walled design of this last creates the traditional loafer-look.

  • Iconic style: Emma, Ivory & Tan Calf
  • Broad, round toe shape
  • Best known for loafers
  • Classic fit

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 616 fits true to size but has a shorter toe shape than 613 and 617 lasts so the wearers’ toes will sit closer to the front of the shoe.

Last 616 collection

Last 617


Date of Origin: May 2014

Last 617 is a Women’s Collection last featuring an elongated toe with soft-almond shape. This last gives its styles an elegant look, especially if they are unlined like Cora and Angel, but the addition of a sturdy rubber sole can transform the aesthetic into something gutsier like Anna or Holly. 617 is now established as the most widely used last in the new Women’s Collection since 2012.

  • Iconic Style: Ruby in Chestnut Calf
  • Elegant soft-almond toe shape
  • Largest collection of styles in the Women’s Collection

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Fits true to size for width but has a longer toe shape than the other Women’s lasts so the wearer will find more room at the front of the shoe.

Last 617 collection

Last 618


Date of Origin: June 2016

Last 618, from the Women’s Collection, is an evolution from its predecessor 615 where the outside line has been straightened making it less asymmetric and more classic in look. This last has a medium round toe shape suitable for a variety of shoe and boot styles. Initially launched for Autumn/Winter 2016 with Hattie in Tan Scotch Grain, further styles will follow later.

  • Most Iconic Style: Hattie in Tan Scotch Grain
  • Medium round toe shape
  • Newest last in the Women’s Collection

Retail Advice

Fitting advice from retail… Last 618 fits true to size but with a shorter, softer toe shape than 617 and 613 lasts.

Last 618 collection

Last 590


Date of Origin: June 1990

Last 590 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.

  • Most Iconic Style: Barnwell in Tan Scotch Grain
  • Traditional round toe
  • Most suited to boots

Retail Advice

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.

Last 590 collection