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yes
they are
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found something interesting here, handwelted, full grain, leather toe puff/heel stiffener, 4 stitches per CM, though leather will definitely be kind of :crazy:, but only cost you USD 72 (with rubber sole, but they also have channelled leather sole option)

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found something interesting here, handwelted, full grain, leather toe puff/heel stiffener, 4 stitches per CM, though leather will definitely be kind of crazy.gif , but only cost you USD 72 (with rubber sole, but they also have channelled leather sole option)

what? plz elaborate...
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what? plz elaborate...

satisfied.gif what else would you like to know
and they also have French calf version, but the price would be doubled(U$158)
after all i haven't seen them in person
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satisfied.gif what else would you like to know
and they also have French calf version, but the price would be doubled(U$158)
after all i haven't seen them in person

website?
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website?
only in Chinese though
http://handcraft.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?user_number_id=807140901
post #19417 of 20852
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only in Chinese though
http://handcraft.taobao.com/shop/view_shop.htm?user_number_id=807140901

well, just need someone to do a review then
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google translate helped me a little bit! amazing what sweatshop labor at gunpoint can get ya...
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google translate helped me a little bit! amazing what sweatshop labor at gunpoint can get ya...

sweatshop and gunpoint, so CNN.
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Originally Posted by MightnMagic View Post
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found something interesting here, handwelted, full grain, leather toe puff/heel stiffener, 4 stitches per CM, though leather will definitely be kind of :crazy:, but only cost you USD 72 (with rubber sole, but they also have channelled leather sole option)

 

 

Already tried these guys when I was working in China last year. Got a bit ripped off. I ordered a pair of black double monks. 

 

The good: 

- Cheap

- Authentic Dainite sole

- Goodyear Welted

 

The bad:

- "Ecco" leather (Google it - yes, the company)

- Ridiculously long toe box (add an extra inch of length to a pair of Carmina double monks)

 

Pictures:

http://i.imgur.com/rjSUxSG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VRNC8LM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yNC3opj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/b3wUGZg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SPID3Bu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Wxc0Pys.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tUzKU2E.jpg

 

If you legitimately want to order a pair of shoes from China, here is a seller I recommend: http://handmadeshoes.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.4.SiswXU&v=1

Expect to pay $100-180 depending on construction (cemented/Blake stitched/GYW).

I've ordered a pair of austerity brogue wingtip boots in tan and a pair of balmoral cap-toes in snuff suede. Legitimate use of French calf and GYW construction, but don't expect a leather sole to be completely leather. Hence, I went with the Topy option which for less than $5 applied is a steal.

 

If you order from China, expect beaters. It will be quite short of perfect. You're better off with reputable western makers. 

There is also another seller on Taobao/QQ who uses Japanese shell cordovan to make copies of popular western makers (White's boots, Ralph Lauren whatever-those-popular-boots-are-called, Alden, etc.). I haven't given this guy a test since the cost risk is high (~2500-3500 Yuan). 

 

EDIT: Here's pics of the shoes I bought from the seller I recommended (WARNING: Instagram):

http://instagram.com/p/sk1X6OBxzn/?modal=true

http://instagram.com/p/pogozDBx1X/?modal=true

http://instagram.com/p/nNRrNEhx0J/?modal=true

http://instagram.com/p/li5cJHBx0N/?modal=true


Edited by masernaut - 9/28/14 at 7:27pm
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simply amazing wow
gorgeous
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Went to Mallorca and visited the Carmina store. I left with Shell cordovan Oxfords on the Rain last:

 

 

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Colour is call ruby? Looks darker.
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They are burgundy.

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Thanks to forum member Fred for the heads up on the killer deal on these Dinkelackers, and to Ed at Panta for the great service.

Sooooo comfortable. These will see a ton of casual wear all fall and winter.

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