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Posts by Stefan88

Your pairs sound great. Look forward to see them all!I regret thinking with my eyes and not my feet on my second pair. It's being widened a bit now. Third has so far felt perfect, and can't wait for the fitting of number 4, hopefully this easter. Will be blindfolded, so no pics! 😁
Really nice! Jealous of the lazy man, especially!
The 606 is great too.https://instagram.com/p/BKEClRdAtB2/
The 202 shape is great. I would also suggest G&Gs GG06 last. It has a beautiful toe shape.
Good response from @DWFIII have experienced the same with several RTW pairs myself, even with the ball being at the right place.The reason, I think, is that the waist and arch is not shaped for your foot, but to fit a large number of people. I have a high arch, and as DWFII writes, there's excess leather just behind the ball, causing the crease there. 
The discussion was begun with @Leaves writing about what I understood as the possible market of Japanese shoes if introduced world wide, and the fact that some of the popularity may now come from the difficulty of getting them.The discussion then continued into quality, hand welting, a discussion about who makes the best shoes, price, and what not.I've written my replies on basis of the value of these shoes, if sold in the West, while still noting that the cost performance...
Nor would Union Imperial if bought in Europe or the US
I believe Union Imperial mentioned to 350 euro would cost more than Bonafe in Europe/US, and frankly, I don't see the business case for a retailer. I'm looking forward to the day a new maker or product shows up and proves me wrong. Does the Japanese stores have low margins or do the Japanese manufacturers have big margins? In my opinion, the only reason for the Japanese rtw prices to be possible is that all foreign leather shoes are taxed with 30%, meaning that the prices...
I've seen it live in Tokyo, and it's much shoes for the price, but I really dislike the leather used. Thought it looked cheap. Cant be compared to the real deal, but then it costs 2/5 or so.I'm a big fan of what I've seen from Joe Works, but most of what I see from the Japanese brands in rtw is mediocre. High cost performance, but never really high end.I've gathered that the margins in Japan are lower than in the us/Europe. That, on top of the high shipping costs and taxes...
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