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I think you'll find the ML boots to be as / or more comfortable than the shoes. You're getting the same last with the higher / added ankle support of a boot. I still hate that Alden no longer makes EEE widths for ML boots - something with the cutting machine. Game over...Did you buy anything in Boston? Given that Alden is HQ's in MA, i always find it odd that you have to hunt around for Alden shoes while in Boston.
I'm a little color blind - are these more brown or cordovan in color? I like the color - trying to get a better description.
Q: Are you wearing your orthotics in your StC shoes?It's quite difficult to determine whether or not you are going to have a good fit with Orthotics without wearing your shoes for a while. Your shoes will break in and your Orthotics will settle... If you are ordering a 'adjusted last' shoe then you didn't have that opportunity - you had to 'get long' before you tried them on..In choosing a pair of shoes, whether RTW, adjusted last (like your case) or be-spoke, it makes...
Those are V-Tips, no?
Never seen that video - Thanks for posting
I get where you're coming from but I think that as a bespoke maker, Maftei is going to build what his clientele wants (within the realm of Maftei's philosophy and flexibility). So shoes out of Vienna may look quite different in last/style than what someone will want out of Bucharest or New York. Many of Vass' newer lasts are built to appeal to an expanded audience outside of their traditional shapes / lasts but they still maintain their traditional lasts.What I saw in...
Alexandru Maftei was trained and worked for many years at Rudolf Scheer. Most of the men and women in the Maftei workshops have apprenticed at Scheer and some family members continue to work there. Check out the article below - If you check out Maftei's workshops in Vienna, I can assure you that he is part of the AH tradition.http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2012/02/maftei-interviewpost-by-claymoor.html
What size do you wear in ML?
If you can attend an upcoming Trunk show, you can likely select a shoe from a much wider variety of styles than Leffot stocks and then pick your last, color and type of leather, etc. I suspect if you go to a trunk show - you will drop a lot of dough on StC...Maybe just wait for the Leffot trunk show next month and then pull the trigger.. Just don't bring too many bullets
For the guys who are posting all the good pics on this forum - using an iPhone or a real camera -OR- SLR or something like it?Using iPhone Cam or older Digi Cam, I never seem to get something as clear as the posts on this thread..**So not to Hijack thread.... Please send me private message if you have some suggestions. Thnks..
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