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Anyone planning to return a size 9 in the russet krause boots?
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700

 

I apologize for the crummy lighting and picture, but the FEDEX truck just dropped these off, and I thought I'd post them. Now, I just have to choose my favorite laces.

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Sorry man those are some crappy photos but the look better in person

 

I guess you've decided to keep them and burnish out that blemish.  I agree with your decision.  Those are starting to look really good and I'm now interested in how yours will finally look and what you've done to get there.  Can you post more close-up pics and share what you've done?  Thanks.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Try to remember that the difference in length between half sizes is only about 1/5" with a nominal change in girth or colume of the shoe.  On the other hand, changes in width have a more dramatic effect on shoe volume.  So, even if you can push forward in the shoe, that is not necessarily and indication that it is too long.  You may just need to go down in width.

 

I would rely less on the AE fit guide and a little more on a proper Brannock fitting (which you can have done just about anywhere shoes are sold).  That being said, I take the same size in all the #5 last shoes I've worn so far.  Keep in mind that I tried over a dozen different sizes before figuring out what works (coincidentally, this is about the size I would have started with had I gotten a proper Brannock measurement to start with).

 

The Strand is an awesome shoe.  Consider getting a pair in shell cordovan (but remember that shell runs just a little bigger than calf).

 

Best of luck.

 

 

That is very helpful, I appreciate it. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by mingus2112 View Post


I can't help you all the way through fit, but I can say that you need to put your toe length to the back of your mind. In the pictures you've been pointing to where your toe hits. Where does the ball of your foot reach when you're not forcing yourself forward? THAT is what matters for length. I find my strands and park aves (both 5 last) to be long. I've got about an inch or so between my toe and the end. The ball of my foot, though, reaches the widest curve in the shoe and the crease comes right where it should be. I would guess that, unless you have VERY long toes, trying to fit your toe to the length of the shoe would put the crease in a very weird and forward place.
Another thing on length - that i never got until I fit in my first pair of proper shoes. Width will absolutely determine length. It's tough for me to judge from those pictures, but a smaller width shoe might just push your foot back to the heel and make a shoe work beautifully.

 

 

Ball of the foot is about 1/3 of an inch short of the widest part. I know for sure I'll be going with an E width, I might just play it safe with 11 and go from there.

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FedEx just delivered my Krauses awhile ago.  I examined them thoroughly and can only say that the vamp/toe box area (that will normally crease anyway) is a bit "creasy", one boot slightly more than another.  Kind of reminds me of how some CXL creases (which I don't actually don't mind but for which reason some avoid CXL).  Also, looks like someone's hair or a fiber got stuck onto the leather during finishing.  But that's so subtle and barely noticeable that these are definitely keepers.

 

The heel is narrow compared to the toebox which actually is quite wide with a lot of room.  But for me, a nice fit.

1000

 

 

One thing I'm confused about is the price.  I think we've all paid $159 for this seconds' sale.  And Wingtip is selling this same boot (I think) for $459.  So I thought we were getting a great deal.  But look at the label on the box the Krauses came in.

 

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What's with the First Quality price being shown as $275?  If it's the same boot, how can Wingtip be selling these for $459?

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

FedEx just delivered my Krauses awhile ago.  I examined them thoroughly and can only say that the vamp/toe box area (that will normally crease anyway) is a bit "creasy", one boot slightly more than another.  Kind of reminds me of how some CXL creases (which I don't actually don't mind but for which reason some avoid CXL).  Also, looks like someone's hair or a fiber got stuck onto the leather during finishing.  But that's so subtle and barely noticeable that these are definitely keepers.

The heel is narrow compared to the toebox which actually is quite wide with a lot of room.  But for me, a nice fit.



One thing I'm confused about is the price.  I think we've all paid $159 for this seconds' sale.  And Wingtip is selling this same boot (I think) for $459.  So I thought we were getting a great deal.  But look at the label on the box the Krauses came in.



What's with the First Quality price being shown as $275?  If it's the same boot, how can Wingtip be selling these for $459?

First quality outlet price is my guess.
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

700

 

I apologize for the crummy lighting and picture, but the FEDEX truck just dropped these off, and I thought I'd post them. Now, I just have to choose my favorite laces.

Just in time for Christmas.  Nice shoes.  I'm jealous, I sat out this webgem offer.

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those things have been flying off the shelves since we got them in... they're pretty cool but I still like the shell cordovan 744 better. nonetheless an awesome boot
 

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Just in time for Christmas.  Nice shoes.  I'm jealous, I sat out this webgem offer.

 

 

Well, when I thought they were going to be like some of the suede Neumoks (thin and highly flexible leather), I almost sat out too, but I'm glad I didn't. The leather turned out on the thicker end. They're still unlined, but they're a lot closer to the McTavish. I think they're still available too (in case you change your mind).

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Originally Posted by Jay Clay View Post

those things have been flying off the shelves since we got them in... they're pretty cool but I still like the shell cordovan 744 better. nonetheless an awesome boot

 

How much is 744?
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The bayfield is a discontinued style but I'm actually currently checking to see if i can track down a pair for one of my customers through one of the outdoor companies that renders our services. I can check a size for you if you'd like, in the meantime if you like the brown ashbury i think it's still holding strong at $99. they grey long branch is $159 and thats a nice all-weather boot too, its also on the #1 last so it fits like the bayfield
 

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they came in at $760! lol, but we have em at $399 now
 

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Originally Posted by Jay Clay View Post

those things have been flying off the shelves since we got them in... they're pretty cool but I still like the shell cordovan 744 better. nonetheless an awesome boot

 

Hope you're picking some up for yourself, if you're allowed to as an employee. The 744s are spectacular, even as seconds. The Krause looks great too, and it's a huge bargain, no matter what the starting price was. Fully welted, Horween leather? $159? Crazy. Just a crazy deal.
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I might pick up a pair off 744 if I can track down a 11d
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krause boots delivered today:

 - if you want to see these images larger: http://upit.cc/i/610b7c25.jpg

 - I ordered a 9.5 and it seems to be a half size large. but with medium thick socks and laces cinched they fit well right now, not sure how they will be once they are broken in though.

 

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