^ both of my pairs (angler mocs and sport boat shoe w/ crepe sole - CXL (2)) have a very narrow toe box and shoe width. i dont think it is reflective of this season either; that is just how they are made. you have to remember 80% of his business is in japan so i would think his last etc. are catered toward the japanese consumer. he does offer an 'e' width which is quite a bit larger then his 'd' width, which his nice. i cant even fit into his 'd' width stuff. the good news, however, is you will find your cxl examples stretch out quite a bit. your suede chukkas are not made of the same leather as your ranger and guides, so its not a fair comparison. maybe the last he uses for that specific design is larger, or maybe the suede is a lot more flexible and maybe you did not notice it as much as you do with some of your other models. you may want to look into oak street bootmakers as an alternative if you want to try something different.
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12/11/10 at 12:54pm