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post #16 of 28
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Yeah, I've read the general opinion of KC shoes here - which I happen to mostly disagree with. I was hoping that people would disregard their "opinion" on KC shoes and give me some open minded answers to my questions.
LOL. I don't dare proclaim my affinity for Skechers Collection shoes for the same reason. Ooops!

If you really like the boots that much, go ahead and get them fixed IMO. You could have a cobbler attach leather soles should you be so inclined. As long as the price of doing so isn't outweighed against the alternatives of replacing them with the same or similar boots, plus whatever value you put on them personally.
post #17 of 28
I guess that many of us go through or went through a Kenneth Cole-wearing period at one time before outgrowing the image or finding out after several pairs that they just were... not great. It's a bit like how many developing economies have to go through a child labor period... sad and horrific, but perhaps inevitable in order to get to a better place.
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
Hehe I've kept my Sketcher's a dirty little secret here as well

Anyway, I returned my KC's tonight for the refund and am ready to purchase my CT Chelseas.

I just don't know whether to go a full size down or a half. Can I get some more opinions for people on what they're happy/unhappy with size wise when ordering these and whether or not they went half or full size down?
post #19 of 28
I always convert a full size from US to UK and have never gotten a size too small. But if yer 'in between sizes' then maybe just do a halfsize and if it's slightly too large you could put in a foam insole which will fill out that extra space for a snug fit.
post #20 of 28
If you can wear a 10 in some shoes maybe go for a 9? I'm not sure.

In most shoes I wear a 12 - this is casual nike and adidas shoes. I have some ontisuka tigers that are size 11.5. When I wear running shoes/cross training/tennis shoes (for tennis) I get size 13. I ordered size 11 Loake Chelsea boots.

Hope this helps.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Rarely have I ever "needed" a 10, 99% of the time a 9.5 works fine.
Well I guess I'll do a full step down and grab the 8.5 UKs, plus leather stretches a bit as it's worked in. Am really looking forward to these boots, all of you are going to get an earful if they're crap!
post #22 of 28
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Rarely have I ever "needed" a 10, 99% of the time a 9.5 works fine.
Well I guess I'll do a full step down and grab the 8.5 UKs, plus leather stretches a bit as it's worked in. Am really looking forward to these boots, all of you are going to get an earful if they're crap!
Yeah, go a full size down on the CT Chelseas. If you're a 9.5 US, order a 8.5UK or a 9US (they convert with a +1/2 size when it should be a +1).

Check this thread for ideas on making them look better, as they are somewhat boring looking when you first get them:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=boots+chelsea

BTW, if you are used to KCs (and unused to leather soles) you may want to take them in and have rubber soles glued on them. I still might - they are quite slippery even compared to other leather shoes I have.
post #23 of 28
Id recommend a full size down as well. The 9.5 UK fits great as a 10.5 US wearer.

J - I just got my CTs and noticed an odd folding of a leather when i wear them. Does this happen to you or anyone else with boots, chelseas, etc?

Hopefully i can somewhat explain it. It occurs right in the middle of the shoe. I suppose its where the insole(?) is. Right on the inside of the foot at the arch. Well at this spot the soles are always skinniest and the leather sorta bulges out for the foot right? Well on the boots the leather seems to bulge and fold out, but kind of drastically with creases and some deformation on the top of the shoe. This isnt helped by the boot section at my shin where pressure is applied and pulls even more at the instep.

Oh I think im being paranoid, the leather should stretch out and form. Ignore my petty ramblings
post #24 of 28
I'm not sure exactly what you're describing, but it might be similar to my complaint that the boots should be narrower at the waist (the arch) and conform to the foot more. After I put insoles in them, that didn't happen as much. I am probably going to order the next size down and see if those fit better, and then sell my current pair. If/when I get another pair, I will try to do a step-by-step guide to jazzing them up.

In the meantime, here's the results of my latest shoe product purchase:

post #25 of 28
What size are those, j? I'm a US size 11, if you could help me any. I'd be interested in purchasing them from you.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jovan
What size are those, j? I'm a US size 11, if you could help me any. I'd be interested in purchasing them from you.
Those are UK 10.5/US 11.333.. I wear a 10.5 to 11 and these are too big. You can get in line to buy them. Guess I will place my CT order soon.
post #27 of 28
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Can anyone in the US clarify the length of shipping to get your boots? TrojanGarb, I know you ordered yours recently... receive them yet? Mine were supposedly dispatched on April 24 and am wondering how many more weeks I have to wait.
post #28 of 28
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Can anyone in the US clarify the length of shipping to get your boots? TrojanGarb, I know you ordered yours recently... receive them yet? Mine were supposedly dispatched on April 24 and am wondering how many more weeks I have to wait.
Mine took a long time. I can't remember but it was about a week more than I expected.
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