Not today! William from the blog BootSpy broke down the differences between our three most popular lasts - the 415, the 512, and 432 so you can get the right fit the first time.
Be sure to read BootSpy's full review HERE or scroll down for a recap.
The big question: Do HELM boots run big or small?
"Most HELM boots run a half size larger than the most common sneaker and dress shoe brands. The HELM 415 last (for The Zind and The Hollis) tends to be a bit more snug, so order your normal sneaker size for a relaxed fit, or order a half size smaller for a snug fit you can break in."
415 Last | The Zind and Hollis
HELMs own sizing advice is that you should either order your standard sneaker size, or opt for a half-size smaller. So it can be difficult to choose which you should actually do.
My foot is a D-width, but it borders on E-width—just slightly wide.
For this, I could’ve gotten a size 10.5D and been happy with the fit. It would’ve been a more relaxed fit, but certainly not loose.
While I think the 10D was perfect for the 512 and the 432, sizing is a bit more snug with the 415 last.
I don’t think there’s a wrong way to go—it just depends on how you like your boots to fit."
512 Last | The Charlie
"The 512 last is more roomy than the 415. My Charlie sneakers have more room in the toe area and around the ball of my foot.
If you’re thinking about getting a Charlie, then I recommend ordering a half size smaller than your usual sneaker or dress shoe size.
The Charlie also has more room in the “waist” of the boot, so if you ever want to wear a thicker pair of socks, these won’t pinch your feet or overcrowd them."
432 Last | The Wilson
If you’re thinking about getting a pair of Wilson shoes and you’re in between sizes, definitely order the smaller of the two choices.
An interesting note on these: they’re much longer than most shoes and boots. This can make it feel like your foot is sliding around in them a little when you first wear them, but after the upper leather breaks in more, your toes slide around less."
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