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Cleverley fittings were executed without the sole attached. I found it very difficult to assess fit as i had to insert my orthotic into the shoe with a thin temporary sole covering, no heel (very tough to walk around, etc). Once the sole was attached and the shoe finished, I had plenty of complaints with regards to tightness in the front of the shoe. Attempts made to achieve a better result have failed.Maftei started with a test shoe that was made of cheaper materials...
Sorry i never followed up on this thread. Bottom line - I never got a good result in terms of fit. Nice museum piece in my closet but after many, many fittings and adjustments my shoes just don't fit well. They are too tight and my feet kill me at the end of the day. I gave up for now - maybe i'll go back to speak with George again but I honestly think it's going to be a waste of time... I would not recommend Cleverley to someone with similar foot issues. I have two...
I have a pair of Shell #8 Perf Cap Toe in ML and a pair of Black Calf Medallion Cap Toe (special make-up from Moulded Shoe). Both have been worn.. - the Shell #8 pair have only been worn 10-15 times and are in excellent shape. I ordered the PCTs through the Alden Shop in NYC - single order special make up. Alden no longer allows this.ML is similar to the Barrie Last in the forefoot (width and volume) but has a more narrow waist and heel cup. Very comfortable last.
I have a 2 pairs Alden Modified Last in 9.5EEE if anyone is interested. One pair is in Shell Color #8... They are too big for me. I've gone to be-spoke now. Not buying anymore RTW shoes and boots unless they're $250 waterproof boots. Bespoke is the way to go if you can afford to spend about $850-1000 a pair.
What size do you wear? You should be able to obtain the few basic styles rather easily and will have to wait on the custom make-ups.How much does Anatomica charge these days for Calf and for Shell? Just can't see paying more than current US retail equivalent for Alden - Low $700s is really the ceiling for hard to get custom make--up boots and shoes in shell. IMO, it would have to be something very special for you to drop that much cash on Alden.Haven't bought a new...
Anyone get any new shoes? Been very quiet here... Please post if you have anything!
You'd really need to try it on to see if it works for you...
First time I've seen Moulded Shoe add a U-Tip to the pipeline. https://instagram.com/p/zfXl-IOCBb/ Seems like a very nice looking shoe.... Anyone know how much calfskin make-ups are running?
That is a very nice looking shoe... Wouldn't know whether it's ML or another last - these guys are doing a great job with styling... Since they don't carry EEE and are charging $1000+, I'll stick with my bespoke Maftei at around the same price-point. I get a much better fit with Maftei and Alden just isn't comparable in terms of construction and materials. I will still buy ML from time to time and stick with my guys at Moulded Shoe but it will have to be something...
Alexandru is the father and Lucian is his son. Same family, same company, perhaps some slightly different philosophy on style but same high quality of construction, materials, customer service et-al... I have only dealt with Lucian - he's a great shoemaker and a damn nice guy.Not sure about the location - guess I care more about what's inside the shop than what's outside.Just saw that Maftei planning a NY Trunkshow on March 21st.
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