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post #1 of 13
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Bluefly is having a 20% off all shoes sale.  Free shipping, and no tax to most states.  Plus, you can stack a coupon: MISSEDYOU721 for an extra 15% off (expires 7/30), or SUMMERFLY for an extra 15% off (expires 8/15). Still some cool shoes left. Which brings me to my question, what to wear with these? They're a little on the light side, so any suggestions?  Thanks.
post #2 of 13
Those are beauties - I'd wear those with almost anything. Brown (obviously), but navy and grey would work too.
post #3 of 13
They are pretty versatile - if they were in my closet I'd probably pair them with a wide range of clothes, from jeans to suits.
post #4 of 13
I hope you all have realized, that they only look like conventional lace-ups but really slip-ons (casuals in England) with elastic side panels. An "invention" (somewhat dubious, I believe) by old Mr Cleverley. http://cobblers.hp.infoseek.co.jp/count019.htm
post #5 of 13
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I hope you all have realized, that they only look like conventional lace-ups but really slip-ons (casuals in England) with elastic side panels. An "invention" (somewhat dubious, I believe) by old Mr Cleverley. http://cobblers.hp.infoseek.co.jp/count019.htm
Wow - I had no idea. I guess I wasn't looking closely enough. Does BlueFly list these as slip ons?
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I hope you all have realized, that they only look like conventional lace-ups but really slip-ons (casuals in England) with elastic side panels. An "invention" (somewhat dubious, I believe) by old Mr Cleverley.
Even if you don't mind the styling you may want to reconsider if you have a high instep. If they were bespoke Cleverley then they would fit perfect but these are ready-to-wear. I couldn't wear them myself - even if I could get my foot into them they would crease horribly at the base of the instep.
post #7 of 13
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Mr. Bengal-Stripe: Would you please tell me a little more about this shoe?  (The link you provided was in Japanese, right?)  So is it a casual shoe, rather than a dress shoe?  I'm just wondering I'll be doing myself a disservice by purchasing these shoes and wearing them with a suit. Furthermore, do you have any comments on the durability of this design? Other issues? Even though I think these shoes are a pretty good deal, I'm in no rush to buy shoes, do you think I should hold out for something more traditional? PeterMetro: Yes, they are listed as slip-on at Bluefly.  Even though I read that, it really didn't register in my mind...probably because I had no idea that this kind of shoe existed. Mr. Harris: All in all, I like the styling...so long as they are appropriate to wear as dress shoes, but what do you mean about the instep?  Were you making a commentary about ready-to-wear captoed shoes in general? I actually have flat feet, do you think the horrible creasing is an issue? Thank you all for your comments.
post #8 of 13
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I actually have flat feet, do you think the horrible creasing is an issue?
I hope you have tried on Testonis before.  I have been told that they run quite narrow.  My feet are flat and medium (C-)width -- Ferragamos don't fit them well at all and I assume Testoni is no different.
post #9 of 13
I agree with Ambulance Chaser. Testonis seem to run very narrow, or at least that was true with every pair I have ever tried on.
post #10 of 13
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I hope you have tried on Testonis before.  I have been told that they run quite narrow.  My feet are flat and medium (C-)width -- Ferragamos don't fit them well at all and I assume Testoni is no different.
Thank you for the heads up. Ferragomos fit me just fine, except they don't have enough support in the arch, so I tend to get a "stepping on a tack" sensation in my arch if I wear them without my orthodics. Belive it or not, I've actually had very good luck buying shoes online.  Its buying in real life that has led to countless bad decisions...
post #11 of 13
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All in all, I like the styling...so long as they are appropriate to wear as dress shoes, but what do you mean about the instep?  Were you making a commentary about ready-to-wear captoed shoes in general? I actually have flat feet, do you think the horrible creasing is an issue?
I have a very high arch which means that the instep (the area at the top of the foot above the arch) is very high as well. This means I can't fit into most slip-on shoes, and if I can get them on they don't look good. From your description of your feet it seems that you have a low arch and narrower feet. You are fortunate in a way because a foot shape like that makes it much easier to find ready-to-wear shoes that fit. They can certainly be worn as dress shoes. They aren't ultra traditional but they aren't way out in left field either. The combination of the lighter color grained leather and out of the ordinary closure with the classic cap-toe design makes for a shoe that works just as well with jeans as it does with a suit. Sort of like a less conservative version of the John Lobb William. Not a bad shoe to have if you need a single pair that will be versatile and unique. That being said I'd personally go for a more classic cap toe and then pick up someones version of the Norwegian to wear for casual. But that's MY taste - if you like them go for them.  
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hope you have tried on Testonis before.  I have been told that they run quite narrow.
Actually all my Testoni's have run on the wide side. However Testoni likes to experiment a lot with shape and this impacts the fit. I think fit is going to vary from style to style.
post #12 of 13
I agree with A. Harris, these shoes will be tricky to fit well, without having them tried on first. If your instep is high, the elastic would be permanently stretched and will show between the strips of leather; if your instep is low they might be too loose and there is no way to tighten them (a stick-on tongue underlay on the instep might help). They are designed to be formal shoes, not casuals and can be worn in every situation where lace-up oxfords would be appropriate. Ferragamo shoes (at least in the States) are available in three different fittings: B, D and EE. Unlike most items of clothing where the main measurement is circumference (chest, waist, collar); in shoes, the main measurement determining size is length. If a shoe is too narrow, you might have to go up half a size, which might make them too long. Alternatively if the circumference fits but the shoes are too short you might have to go up in size but down in width. Many continental makers have stopped producing different widths. If you want to get shoes by mail order stick to a few firms whose sizing you know well and don't experiment too much. Unlike a suit where you can make alterations (within limits) with ill-fitting shoes, there is not very much you can do.
post #13 of 13
I also agree with A. Harris, and bengal-stripe. My feet are flat and wide (a girlfriend once likened them to ping-pong paddles), and my Testoni's are the best fitting and most comfortable shoes I own. Unfortunately, I only own a single pair (we should all be so lucky), so it may be the exception that proves the rule...
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