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Do the shoes still fit your feet?I don't think shoe trees need to fit your shoes like a glove in order to be functional. Hopefully they 'work' well which is most critical. I'd like to try the 3-piece trees next time as well.
By now the measurement is considered done and he told me to come back the next morning for fitting... Wow that is a short turn around time! Turn out he is flying off the following afternoon to meet his family in Oslo as the day after is a public holiday in Austria.  The following day... True enough, my fitting shoe is competed. It is essentially some cheap leather upper with no welting done with just a cork sole attached to the bottom, unlike the Japanese bespoke maker I...
Maftei charges about USD 1200 for the first pair (including last fee which you pay once) and typically charges about $40 for shipping to the USA.
Has anyone had a pair of shoes (not boots) made with a Itshide (alden style) commando sole? I'm hoping to get a pair of more casual shoes made and want a rubber sole for knock around wear and rainy days. Trying to see how the profile looks with Vibram Commando and Itshide Commando on a casual derby. Also curious as to whether a goyser stitch would look on a pair of Derbys along with the rubber sole. Thanks in advance...
How much do they charge? Does that include shipping? Assuming from the US that shipping is about $65 to Europe with insurance (senders cost).
Any update on the fit? Seems like you were concerned about the width (pictures). Will StC take them back for adjustments - seems like they are close to the fit you wanted and might require a small adjustment? Expect that's a minor adjustment but would need to put the shoes back on the last.How do they feel when you wear them? Comfortable or can you feel that they are a bit too wide?Just curious how much they cost? Shipping back and forth for adjustment is a PITA but...
I still have my ML Shell #8 PCT Shoes in 9.5 EEE - In excellent shape and you'll never see them again outside of Japan or Anatomica Or you can just go AH bespoke and get whatever you want...
How do the uppers look? Assume they did a full resole and restored the uppers, insole, etc. New sole is always going to look like a.... new sole. How much did recraft cost?
Sorry to hear about this - Hope you got good money for them on ebay. I've had similar issues where same size ML have fit differently on different styles. Have a pair of Shell #8 shoes sitting in my closet because of the same issue and some calf as well.I would recommend you take a look at something bespoke or try-on in person before you buy. Moulded shoe sells a good # of boots and if you're ever in NY you can try on.
If your feet aren't bothering you - I don't see why you need orthotics. You can try the Alden Modified last - has a narrow heel cup with plenty of room in the forefoot. Bespoke would help as well - you could certainly have a shoe built that will alleviate that buckling and tightness in the forefoot.Orthotics will make the process of attaining a good shoe fit more difficult, not easier...
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