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post #23086 of 23596
dude, the only opinion that matters at the end of the day is your own

if you like them, get them!
post #23087 of 23596
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

I have really old ones and they were a full size big, AFAIK. Don't remember the year but maybe 2007?

I've heard a bunch of times that Lanvin runs one size big, so I don't doubt there's something to it, and my own experience is they are on the roomy side if anything, but since none of my pairs are a full size large and I own a bunch, I thought it would be worth sharing my dissenting opinion from the common wisdom.
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Originally Posted by yoshimagikmagik View Post

Thanks for the help guys, I guess I probably won't size down one. Okay, so I'm honestly asking, what makes these ugly to you? It seems like lots of people buy this model or close to this model, so then I'm left to guess you dont like the colorway. I liked the black grey contrast, that cant be that weird to like can it?

(Speaking only for myself...) On my monitor it looks like beige and grey, kind of a moldy colour scheme, and I don't think it would look good with either dark raw jeans or light wash (at the very least, compared to better options). I don't wear grey or black denim, so YMMV, but I don't really feel like either of those would set off these shoes particularly well. Lanvin makes tons of shoes in tons of color and material combinations, and many of them are ugly, and many of them are hard to wear, and the overlap varies.

I don't really like the Lanvin sole when it's single colour but especially in grey, e.g. here's all white, here's all navy, and here's my preference two-tone -- incidentally, I like all three of those better than the pair you linked, in design, materials, colour, everything.

I also dislike the contrast of the toe cap, it shows up as some kind of maroon for me.

But I like and own plenty of things I'm sure the majority of this forum would hate on, so at the end of the day I wholeheartedly agree with this:
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Originally Posted by masshi View Post

dude, the only opinion that matters at the end of the day is your own

if you like them, get them!

BTW, if you do decide to get the grey pair, all the remaining sizes but 10 have 2+ pairs in stock, and even if you're a 10 I'd wait for another price drop before buying. Anybody who wanted them at this price would probably have picked them up within 48 hours of the sale debut, and you clearly aren't so in love with them that you're going to lose sleep if they sell out on you.
post #23088 of 23596

Here's a sad question: anyone ever replaced/cleaned laces for KVAs or similarly ridiculous sneakers?

post #23089 of 23596

I ordered some custom laced ones but they didnt look the same its difficult to find the right width/thickness.

post #23090 of 23596
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Originally Posted by KeeperEUSC View Post

Here's a sad question: anyone ever replaced/cleaned laces for KVAs or similarly ridiculous sneakers?

I washed them with bleach. If the KVA boutique was still open, you could have gotten someone in France to pick up a pair of replacement laces for free.
post #23091 of 23596

What's the consensus on Y-3 Qasa High sizing? I'm a 44 in Margiela GATs, 11-11.5 in Nikes.

post #23092 of 23596

Consensus is .5 down but I think true is okay too. They fit long, but the tube sole is weird and pretty narrow.

 

Are there places stocking the triple blacks?

post #23093 of 23596

LN-CC still has a full size run

post #23094 of 23596
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Originally Posted by coolron View Post
 

What's the consensus on Y-3 Qasa High sizing? I'm a 44 in Margiela GATs, 11-11.5 in Nikes.

 

I think 10.5 would be right for you

post #23095 of 23596

Somewhere there's a storage room with what I need. Alas, looks like it's going to take bleach for this round.

post #23096 of 23596
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

I've heard a bunch of times that Lanvin runs one size big, so I don't doubt there's something to it, and my own experience is they are on the roomy side if anything, but since none of my pairs are a full size large and I own a bunch, I thought it would be worth sharing my dissenting opinion from the common wisdom.
(Speaking only for myself...) On my monitor it looks like beige and grey, kind of a moldy colour scheme, and I don't think it would look good with either dark raw jeans or light wash (at the very least, compared to better options). I don't wear grey or black denim, so YMMV, but I don't really feel like either of those would set off these shoes particularly well. Lanvin makes tons of shoes in tons of color and material combinations, and many of them are ugly, and many of them are hard to wear, and the overlap varies.

I don't really like the Lanvin sole when it's single colour but especially in grey, e.g. here's all white, here's all navy, and here's my preference two-tone -- incidentally, I like all three of those better than the pair you linked, in design, materials, colour, everything.

I also dislike the contrast of the toe cap, it shows up as some kind of maroon for me.

Totally, that makes sense. The more I look at em, the more I'm on the fence about em. Eh, we'll see. I do like grey and black two tones and I prefer a single tone sole, so we do have our differences but I take your points as well.
post #23097 of 23596

just get some low top captoes, baby blue..navy... I have white with grey patent cap from 2 season ago, they are comfy shoes that are nice.

post #23098 of 23596
Probably not "baller" enough but how do people feel about white Acne Adrian hi's?
I have white bball hi's and white W+H his but the Adrian seems like more of a mid which is what I'm looking for, worth it for ~$200 or nah?
post #23099 of 23596

The Bally sneakers I'd been eyeballing finally went on sale. They're cut pretty large…Im a US9D and had to take a 40.5 Euro size (6.5UK)…ridiculous.

 

Leather is lamb nappa and soft as butter….Im guessing they will stretch out a bit with a few wears. Colour is a dense military green (caper)….decent alternative to the black ones which never go on sale.

 

They were 50% off….I grumbled a bit about the 'Made in ROC' tag under the tongue and the S.A. knocked off another 10%….anyway, Ballys made in ROC…god help us all.

 

Having said that, they look really well made.

 

 

 

 

 

post #23100 of 23596
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post
 

What size should I get got CP Achilles? I measure a 9.5 US


Im a true US9D…I went with 41 and they were perfect….theyre cut a bit narrow up in front but with wear they relax.

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