The Last Matters
The last is the molded foot form around which a boot is designed and built. The last determines the available space inside the boot and contributes significantly to the fit and comfort of the boot. All Original S.W.A.T.® footwear is made on the same boot last. Each company uses its own last and therefore, all boots fit differently. Our last was developed using the most modern computer-aided-design technology. This modern approach has enabled us to most accurately reflect the needs of today’s end user. Some products that are offered by older, more traditional manufacturers are using lasts that have not changed since the 1940′s. Since that time, the weight and foot shape of the average person has changed significantly. To provide the correct level of comfort and support, the last needs to be of a modern shape and design.