During my online perusals I stumbled upon Munson lasts and the fact that many GI-issued shoes/boots used it and some shoe/boot makers still do (Russell, Chippewa, Redwing, etc.) for certain products. I like the idea of it: a relatively scientific effort to develop a sort of one-size-fits-all last optimized for lots of walking/marching. I suppose that the catch, if any, is that it is not sleek. Here's a good discussion: http://www.russellmoccasin.com/muson-last I have no personal experience with anything built on a Munson, but I know that many of you do have at least one Munson-lasted shoe in your rotation. What are your thoughts on it? Is it everything Mr. Munson hoped? Is there a downside, i.e. is it noticeably blobby? Why is it not more common?