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What do the numbers and letters inside my shoes mean?

Take a look inside your shoes and you’ll see some numbers and letters that seem to correspond to nothing at all. You probably know how to find your size, and likely your width, too, but what does all that other stuff mean? Let’s find out.

Edward Green

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Inside an Edward Green shoe, you’ll find the size listed in both UK and US sizes (7/7.5), the width (E), the last (202), and the order number (95178). The specs will usually be in an oval near the heel, but in some shoes, particularly those that are unlined, you’ll find them on the tongue. Note: The slash between the UK and US sizes is often mistaken for a 1, but it’s really a slash (we promise).

Alden

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In an Alden, you’ll see the size (7), of course, but you’ll also find two widths: one for the heel (B) and one for the ball (D). There’s also the model number (45164H) and some production information (4C27 018 2).

Gaziano & Girling

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Gaziano & Girling keeps things straightforward with the model’s name (Astaire), last (DG70), size (7.5), width (E), and order number (607). You’ll generally find this information on the underside of the tongue.

Saint Crispin’s

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Check the tongue of a pair of Saint Crispin’s and you’ll find, from left to right, the model number (553), skin (BCK), color (071), sole (GE8), and the size (6.5), width (E), and order number (11351).

Corthay

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Look inside a pair of Corthays and you’ll find nothing but smooth, soft leather. If you’re looking for the size, flip over the shoe and look at the sole. This pair’s in size 8.

John Lobb

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Most models from Lobb will have their size printed near the heel, though some will have it on the tongue. In this pair you can see the model name (Lopez), size (6.5), width (E), and last (4395).

Church’s

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Church’s can be tricky. The size is listed without a decimal point, so here you’ll find that a size 7 is marked 70. A 7.5 would be marked 75. There’s also the width (F), last (173), some production information, and the model name (Grafton).

Quoddy

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Quoddy keeps things simple. You’ll find the size (8) on the tongue.

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New Quoddys!

We recently received new stock of one of our most popular Quoddy models, the Blucher. Available in black, brown, or color #8 chromexcel, the Blucher is a durable and casual shoe for versatile and comfortable wear. They’re made on charcoal camp soles and unlined for breathable comfort. They go great with jeans, khakis, or shorts in the summer.

We also received the Canoe Shoe, which combines a comfortable camp sole with the slip-on convenience of the Canoe Moc. There’s no need to worry about not looking your casual best in them, as they’re made with beautiful color #8 chromexcel leather and leather laces.

Blucher; Black, Brown, or Color #8 CXL; Charcoal Camp Soles
Canoe Shoe, Color #8 CXL, Charcoal Camp Soles

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Quoddy MTOs

This week we received a shipment of made-to-order shoes from Quoddy. All of Quoddy’s shoes are moccasin stitched, and their method of construction creates a shoe that functions like a glove for your foot. It surrounds your foot in supple leather, and allows your foot muscles, bones, and tendons to support you as they were intended to, while offering protection, cushioning, and style. MTO Quoddys can be customized to your liking from a range of leathers and soles. We present a few here for your viewing pleasure.

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Quoddy Canoe Shoe

Slip on the Canoe Shoe when you don’t have the time to think about what shoes to wear. They combine a comfortable crepe sole with the slip-on convenience of the Canoe Moc. There’s no need to worry about not looking your casual best in these either, as they’re made with beautiful Pompeian Cavalier leather and leather laces.

Pompeian Cavalier, Crepe Soles

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Quoddy Trunk Show

You are cordially invited to join us for a trunk show with Quoddy on Saturday, April 12th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Jon Bergman, Vice President of Quoddy, will be here to present the collection.

All of Quoddy’s shoes are moccasin stitched, and their method of construction creates a shoe that functions like a glove for your foot. It surrounds your foot in supple leather, and allows your foot muscles, bones, and tendons to support you as they were intended to, while offering protection, cushioning, and style.

We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Jon and have a look at all of Quoddy’s offerings. This is the time to order your shoes for summer. A free gift will be included with your order.

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Quoddy Tukabuk, Navy or Toast Suede

The Tukabuk is a suede moc from Quoddy. Made on comfortable crepe soles, it’s a casual option for your spring and summer weekends. This is a great shoe that’s perfect for bare feet and exploring the outdoors. Wear them with chinos or light-colored jeans.

Tukabuk, Navy or Toast Suede, Crepe Soles

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Quoddy Boat Moc

The Boat Moc is one of Quoddy’s signature shoes. It features a hand-sewn mocassin-style sole made with Vibram rubber — all the comfort of a mocassin with the durability and ruggedness of a rubber-soled shoe. Made in either Whiskey or Navy Cavalier, this shoe is perfect for warm casual days in jeans or chinos.

Boat Moc, Whiskey or Navy Cavalier, Charcoal or White Vibram Soles

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Quoddy Trunk Show, Spring 2014

You are cordially invited to join us for a trunk show with Quoddy on April 12th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Jon Bergman will be here to present the collection.

All of Quoddy’s shoes are moccasin stitched, and their method of construction creates a shoe that functions like a glove for your foot. It surrounds your foot in supple leather, and allows your foot muscles, bones, and tendons to support you as they were intended to, while offering protection, cushioning, and style.

We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Jon and have a look at all of Quoddy’s offerings.

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