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Flash and no flash - I am guessing they are both representative of a true look.
Thanks, guys. This is why I have 6 pairs of Carmina on the Rain last (with an additional 3 on the way) and no Meermin and no other Carmina lasts. The shoes beg to be tried on. I may just quit looking - no last fits me as well as the Rain.
Thanks, GC.
Just to keep this meermin - carmina sizing discussion going - the Olfe and the Ben lasts appear the most like the Carmina Rain, is this correct? And do you size the same?
Namor - I know exactly what you mean. I had a pair of 30 year old Barkers which were absolutely beautiful, but stunk to high heaven. They smelled like someone had died, been buried, dug up and then had the shoes removed. The smell wasn't really foul just old mildewey and ancient. I tried everything to get rid of it (including vinegar) and I talked to a few cobblers who tried to help. Nothing at all worked. Nothing. Eventually I pitched them. My feet made their entrance...
When i read the article, I get the perspective that they are Romanian and there is a uniqueness due to that heritage. I get that he was trained in the A&H school, but I see something different in the shoes. Having been to Budapest, and visiting the shops there, they are different to me. They are more angular and triangular in shape. This is not bad-- just a difference. I see less A&H than you do. This is ok. Just making an observation.
Tnx. I know you will post your thoughts on the new shoes when you get them. I will be waiting to know.
Tnx. Your foot is wide fore foot and medium arch, correct? I am quite keen to hear how the wide fitting forest works. I have thought about that option as well.
Sdolina, I have done some reading on Maftei and I am curious about their connection to the Austo-Hungarian school of shoe making. They are lovely shoes but Maftei isn't really part of this tradition is he? Not a criticism of the shoes --quite nice--but certainly a blurring of the lines of to say the least, no?
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