@jmaudi0 probably not, I think our Massdrop shoes will ship from PT right at the end of the month, meaning in your hands early August.
The 7/24 deadline's not ideal, but we've been slamming the factory with orders, and since they've been a bit late a few of our previous group buys (Museum Calf, Massdrop, Chelsea Boots), I was breaking chops to get a hard and fast deadline for these orders. It will be the last sneaker group buys that we run for delivery in 2016.
haha, I thought that you'd dig it! @rydenfan
I'm gonna do Ecru sole and Teak Heel Cap for mysef
Is this because your feet are extra wide (like mine)?
I've been wanting some EP sneakers but hesitate because of width. I notice the description says, "If you take a wide fitting (US "E"), then we recommend the Sport Trainer, as its overall shape is more accomodating for wider feet. Extra-wide customers (US "EE" & "EEE") should consider sizing up a half to allow for extra width in the toe box."
"Sport Trainer" means the stingray, right?
Has anyone with EE+ feet tried a "size up by half" strategy with any of these trainers?
@seasquirrel the Sport Trainer absolutely works on guys with an E fitting - even in already-wide lasts like Tru-Balance. The original design of the German Army Trainer was meant to fit a large range of foot widths, so it lends itself to that well.
I'd say this:
1) If you can generally wear athletic sneakers off the shelf, then you probably do not need to size up. Even if these are tight on the first wear, they'll break in.
2) If sneakers are always problematic and you can only wear things like New Balance in wide, then you'll want to add an extra 0.5 to the size here. They will be a bit long, but it's also a sneaker, and some extra length is not the big issue that it would be on a goodyear welt boot or so.
I've been meaning to "shrivet" a couple pairs of rivets as well, this is a great reminder. Thanks for posting. Did you give any specific instruction in finishing the hem for the shriveted rivet?
And care question for those who own the LBM 1911 Flax Chinolino - do you guys dryclean? Or wash gently in cold and airdry? Wasn't sure what the best plan was for the jacket....
@AloysiusSF you can definitely cold wash and hang dry that jacket - it was garment dyed and already washed like crazy.