After feeling confused in every shoe store I walk into about what a kidney-bean shaped shoe looks like (they all look like kidney beans), I finally found a term that might help us: "last shape".
I know the word "last" was mentioned in Esther's blog post before, but I've now seen several sites on the internet divide lasts into three different shapes:
Here's three examples of sites using this terminology (found via google images):
So my question for the Gokhale instructors is this: is your mental image of the ideal kidney-bean-shaped shoe closer to the 'curved' or the 'semi-curved' last? If the line is a bit vague, what do you recommend we do?
Unfortunately, many shoe-shopping sites on the internet don't even let you see the bottom of the shoe. You can only guess at it