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However, I have read about people going with different AE sizes on the same last between calf and cordovan. Will probably stop in though....
In my experience, this has never been the case.
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In my experience, this has never been the case.

I apologize and will rephrase. I have read people asking about sizing differences between calf and cordovan models on the same last.
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I apologize and will rephrase. I have read people asking about sizing differences between calf and cordovan models on the same last.

I fit differently depending on the type of leather.

The McTavish and Cambridge fit completely different on me in the same exact size.

(Cambridge is tighter)

Both on the 5 last.

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I apologize and will rephrase. I have read people asking about sizing differences between calf and cordovan models on the same last.
Ah, yes. I was just speaking for myself, though. I would be comfortable going with the same size in calf and cordovan. I don't prefer to base my size off of different lasts, though.
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I fit differently depending on the type of leather.
The McTavish and Cambridge fit completely different on me in the same exact size.
(Cambridge is tighter)
Both on the 5 last.

so I'm not crazy.......
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Question:

Should I topy my Neumoks? With midwest weather and all (snow, salt & slushy filth), is this overkill, or highly advised? Are swims typically worn with this shoe?!? Should I use some kind of protectant on them?

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I fit differently depending on the type of leather.
The McTavish and Cambridge fit completely different on me in the same exact size.
(Cambridge is tighter)
Both on the 5 last.
Are they the same size? Did you buy a different size to account for it? I read that statement as having to buy different sizes calf or cordovan. I was basing my statement on that. Know what I mean?
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I fit differently depending on the type of leather.

The McTavish and Cambridge fit completely different on me in the same exact size.

(Cambridge is tighter)

Both on the 5 last.

 

I typically run the same size on the same size whether it is Shell or Calf. The McTavish is a freak shoe in terms of sizing. I had to go down a size on the McTavish, as it tends to run long. I am not sure if it is the thickness of that wax infused leather or what.
 
-Mike
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so I'm not crazy.......
Well...you're here...so I wouldn't say you are sane! hahaha

In all seriousness, I think it is a matter of semantics here. Yes, my McTavish and my Cambridge FIT differently, but they are SIZED the same. So when you say that "some people say they are sized differently"; I read that as different sizes and not different fits.
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Are they the same size? Did you buy a different size to account for it? I read that statement as having to buy different sizes calf or cordovan. I was basing my statement on that. Know what I mean?

just my 2¢, and not exactly on the point of shell v. calf, but in the 5-65 last, in unstructured models, I can go with a normal 10.5EEE without significant problem because the shoe will give before inflaming neuroma problems. [ I can also go with a 10.5EEE in some other models/lasts, but that wasn't this exact issue ]. For firmer 5-65 last shoes I would have to go up to the 11EEE, and even then I might have some pain by the end of the day. I can see on my soft unstructureds that I am wearing the shape of my pinky toe bulging out the side a little at a point where the shoe is tapering narrow but my foot is still wide, and I suspect that will shorten the life of the shoes [ growing up I used to eventually rip out my most of my shoes that way at those point ]. For nicer and pricier models I've done the 1/2 size up, along with some Dr. Schol's moleskin padding to be sure my ankle won't slip too much [ aside from my X-wide forefeet and skinny ankles, the overall length of my feet includes a pronounced heel/indented achilles … I've just long tweaked with moleskin cut like heel grippers to prevent sliding ].

While that is an example of me switching between sizes in the same last based on the material, that more was in the past and to take advantage of deep discount sales on certain models (the popular 5 last is the worst opposite of what I need). With efficient MTO access now, I expect to simply order what I need going forward with less compromise; e.g. for the next cap-toe instead of squeezing into a too-narrow 5-65 last Park Avenue, I'll try to MTO order a roomier 1-511 last Fullerton or even a 3-333 last Rutledge
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just my 2¢, and not exactly on the point of shell v. calf, but in the 5-65 last, in unstructured models, I can go with a normal 10.5EEE without significant problem because the shoe will give before inflaming neuroma problems. [ I can also go with a 10.5EEE in some other models/lasts, but that wasn't this exact issue ]. For firmer 5-65 last shoes I would have to go up to the 11EEE, and even then I might have some pain by the end of the day. I can see on my soft unstructureds that I am wearing the shape of my pinky toe bulging out the side a little at a point where the shoe is tapering narrow but my foot is still wide, and I suspect that will shorten the life of the shoes [ growing up I used to eventually rip out my most of my shoes that way at those point ]. For nicer and pricier models I've done the 1/2 size up, along with some Dr. Schol's moleskin padding to be sure my ankle won't slip too much [ aside from my X-wide forefeet and skinny ankles, the overall length of my feet includes a pronounced heel/indented achilles … I've just long tweaked with moleskin cut like heel grippers to prevent sliding ].

While that is an example of me switching between sizes in the same last based on the material, that more was in the past and to take advantage of deep discount sales on certain models (the popular 5 last is the worst opposite of what I need). With efficient MTO access now, I expect to simply order what I need going forward with less compromise; e.g. for the next cap-toe instead of squeezing into a too-narrow 5-65 last Park Avenue, I'll try to MTO order a roomier 1-511 last Fullerton or even a 3-333 last Rutledge

Wow, it sounds like we have similar feet.

If you live in South Brooklyn there's one more pair of 10.5 eee burgundy townleys for 57$ at century 21! wink.gif
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Wow, it sounds like we have similar feet.

If you live in South Brooklyn there's one more pair of 10.5 eee burgundy townleys for 57$ at century 21! wink.gif

I'm already so missing NYC right now, and I was just there in Dec.! This news of < $60 Townleys just makes it all the harder to bear! baldy[1].gif

I'm originally from southern NJ farm country, but for now I'm in SW Fla. for law school. Good cheesesteak or a slice down here? forget about it (or at least I haven't found it yet). And I think I can still dreamily taste the 5/$1 hole-in-the-wall-shop chinese dumplings I feasted on (gorged on, really) from Mott/Moscoe streets during that last trip. Now I have to wait through spring & summer semesters before getting back in July.
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First time in a while for my Haights:

 

Nice burnish on those, sir... From the factory like that, or did you add something?  I like that you're not afraid of color, 1/8.

 

The burnish is from the factory - wish I could take credit bc I like it too.  And, re: color, diplomatically put.  :lol:

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Mike,
You should take a burn down to Philly to the AE shop on Chestnut.

I have a trip to Philly next week for a few meetings and I have been to Chestnut St shop a few times. Problem (or blessing) is, I trust advice here more than there from my experiences. I have my fit dialed for 5-last shoes. However, I have read about people going with different AE sizes on the same last between calf and cordovan. Will probably stop in though....

 

I was just in the Philly shop over the weekend - got good service and advice from Mark.  Also, there's a cute little gal working there who was wearing the tiniest pair of bourbon Daltons.  I asked her about them and she said they were size 5 (!) and her very favorite pair of shoes.

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I was just in the Philly shop over the weekend - got good service and advice from Mark.  Also, there's a cute little gal working there who was wearing the tiniest pair of bourbon Daltons.  I asked her about them and she said they were size 5 (!) and her very favorite pair of shoes.
Haha. That is Kesia. She was the inspiration for my wife's size 6 Walnut Daltons.
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