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Got these Daltons off the 'Bay.  They are a good fit on my feet but I have "bird legs" so they lace up like this:

 

 

Do Daltons generally lace up this tight with the facings touching?  These are a D width and going down in width is not an option as the foot-fit is perfect, plus I'm not sure if a narrower foot width would automatically mean a smaller shaft circumference anyway.  Is there anything a cobbler can do to snug up the shaft?  Or maybe tongue pads?

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Does anyone have any experience with the Sanford's fitting? Or the 97 (7) last? How it compares to the Strand/Park Avenue?

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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

Got these Daltons off the 'Bay.  They are a good fit on my feet but I have "bird legs" so they lace up like this:

Do Daltons generally lace up this tight with the facings touching?  These are a D width and going down in width is not an option as the foot-fit is perfect, plus I'm not sure if a narrower foot width would automatically mean a smaller shaft circumference anyway.  Is there anything a cobbler can do to snug up the shaft?  Or maybe tongue pads?

I have the exact same problem with a pair of Eagle County boots I just purchased. I think it is just a consequence of having "bird legs" as you call them. Maybe someone else will chime in on a solution (tongue pads?). I plan on returning my boots tomorrow due to this issue.
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

Got these Daltons off the 'Bay.  They are a good fit on my feet but I have "bird legs" so they lace up like this:

 

 

Do Daltons generally lace up this tight with the facings touching?  These are a D width and going down in width is not an option as the foot-fit is perfect, plus I'm not sure if a narrower foot width would automatically mean a smaller shaft circumference anyway.  Is there anything a cobbler can do to snug up the shaft?  Or maybe tongue pads?

Interesting question.  I too wonder if I've got defective legs. My Daltons don't close up quite as much as yours, but close.  I choose to not lace through the top holes, otherwise I feel too much like I'm wearing casts.  It's almost as if they used a very large stump as a leg to form the boots on.  Still really like the style and look.  I don't do the rolled up pants thing, with the whole boot showing either, so no one really sees the top part of the boot.

post #39740 of 70737

Why does it matter if they close like that? Mine do too, but the boots feel fine.
 

Seriously sometimes I feel like you all make this way too damn complicated. That part of the boot is under your pants 95% of the time anyway.

post #39741 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post

I have the exact same problem with a pair of Eagle County boots I just purchased. I think it is just a consequence of having "bird legs" as you call them. Maybe someone else will chime in on a solution (tongue pads?). I plan on returning my boots tomorrow due to this issue.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Why does it matter if they close like that? Mine do too, but the boots feel fine.

 
Seriously sometimes I feel like you all make this way too damn complicated. That part of the boot is under your pants 95% of the time anyway.

I would not return boots for that issue, personally. But I guess different strokes for different folks.
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

Got these Daltons off the 'Bay.  They are a good fit on my feet but I have "bird legs" so they lace up like this:

 

 

Do Daltons generally lace up this tight with the facings touching?  These are a D width and going down in width is not an option as the foot-fit is perfect, plus I'm not sure if a narrower foot width would automatically mean a smaller shaft circumference anyway.  Is there anything a cobbler can do to snug up the shaft?  Or maybe tongue pads?

 

I think that looks much better than the pictures some have posted with the Dalton's splayed open due to wide feet/ankles.

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OK thanks all for the replies.  I'll keep 'em.  "ridethecliche" - as I said I'm concerned that if they stretch anymore the facings will overlap and i won't be able to tie them securely.  I think I will use "BCer"'s suggestion of not using the top set of eyelets, since as you say the top of the boot is not visible even when seated.

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Originally Posted by MrWN View Post

Does anyone have any experience with the Sanford's fitting? Or the 97 (7) last? How it compares to the Strand/Park Avenue?

I have Sanfords and Manchesters on the 7 last and they fit the same as my 5 last shoes. I wear the same size in both.

Chris
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I have Sanfords and Manchesters on the 7 last and they fit the same as my 5 last shoes. I wear the same size in both.

Chris

Ah, thank you, Chris.

post #39746 of 70737
Not sure if that is the same for everybody. I go with 8E on the 5, but am better with 8.5D on the 7.
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post
 

OK thanks all for the replies.  I'll keep 'em.  "ridethecliche" - as I said I'm concerned that if they stretch anymore the facings will overlap and i won't be able to tie them securely.  I think I will use "BCer"'s suggestion of not using the top set of eyelets, since as you say the top of the boot is not visible even when seated.

 

If you forgo two or three rows of eyelets, you can wrap the excess lace around the boot and then tie normally, like so:

 

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The Daltons may be a little on the formal side for it and not everyone likes the look, but I've seen people do it and I do like it.

post #39748 of 70737
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

If you forgo two or three rows of eyelets, you can wrap the excess lace around the boot and then tie normally, like so:

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The Daltons may be a little on the formal side for it and not everyone likes the look, but I've seen people do it and I do like it.

It's what I do with my OSB trenches (don't use top eyelets).

post #39749 of 70737

I like that look especially with leather and thicker laces.

post #39750 of 70737
I only store my speedhook equipped boots like that. I never thought to wear them that way...
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