The Jacka Last is the premium mould we use to build our popular Turon boot series on. It has been re-crafted from an old military last used by the Australian Army. The toe features a semi-almond shape with a bit more vertical room. It also features a nicely curved waist and shallow profile for an aesthetically pleasing looking and good fit across a broad range of foot shapes.
How Our Boots Compare
RM WILLIAMS CRAFTSMAN G FIT
The Jacka Last is a half size longer and approximately the same width (ball girth) as the Craftsman. Customers who, for example, wear a 10G Craftsman will select a 9.5 UK in our Turons.
RED WING IRON RANGERS D FIT
Red Wing's Iron Ranger has a slightly narrower instep but a more roomier toe. Your Turon (UK) size will be a half size smaller than your Redwing (US) size.
WOLVERINE 1000 MILE D FIT
The Jacka Last is the approximate length and width of Wolverine's 1000 Mile boots, with slightly less vertical toe space. Both lasts offer good instep and heel support. Our customers generally select their normal UK size.
How a boot is made will have a direct impact on how snug or spacious it feels on your feet. Our boots are made so that the upper is flanged out on the top of the midsole; and the upper, insole, midsole and outsole are then hand-stitched together (commonly refered to as Stitchdown Construction). Compared to the popular Goodyear Welt method, Stitchdown boots are generally more spacious and can have up to an extra ½centimetre of room on all sides.
Still Unsure? Do This ⇣⇣⇣
You will need paper, pen, the regular socks you will wear, and a cup of coffee for accuracy. Email us your measurements at email@example.com.
STEP 1: TRACE TOP & BOTTON OF FOOT
Place your foot on a piece of paper. Wear the sock you intend to wear with the boots. Ensure you have your full weight on the foot for the most accurate measurement. Trace the top of your foot / bottom of heel at a 90 degree angle.
STEP 2: MEASURE LENGTH
Use a measuring tape to measure the back/central part of the heel to the end of the longest toe. Accuracy is important. If in any doubt, do it again.
STEP 3: MEASURE BALL WIDTH
Wrap a measuring table around the widest part of each foot. This will be over the joint over your big toe and just behind the little toe.