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Shoes by Cleverley; socks by Budd; suit by Meyer & Mortimer:



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Shoes by Cleverley; socks by Budd; suit by Meyer & Mortimer:

i am more interested in the suit. those shoe is full of win.



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^^ Hnnnnnnnnngggggggg
P.S. how good is bespoke dealing with fallen arches/flat feet and feet which look like blobs 'short and wide.'
I have read cleverley is fairly good at making feet seem to have less volume; any examples?
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Shoes by Cleverley; socks by Budd; suit by Meyer & Mortimer:



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Very nice!
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^^ Hnnnnnnnnngggggggg
P.S. how good is bespoke dealing with fallen arches/flat feet and feet which look like blobs 'short and wide.'
I have read cleverley is fairly good at making feet seem to have less volume; any examples?

There are two issues here...the first is that fallen arches and flat feet are structural foot problems that can affect gait and comfort all by themselves. Bespoke shoemakers deal with these kinds of problems all the time. It might be said that they are the bespoke maker's stock and trade. Of course, how well and how satisfactorily such issues are handled depends oi the severity of the problem, the input of the customer, and the insights/skills of the maker. YMMV.

The other thing is that every form of refuge has a price. Theoretically, if you have blobby feet and want them to be healthy and comfortable for a lifetime, the closer the shoe resembles the foot the more likely they will stay healthy. Volume does not equal fit. A maker can make a shoe for a person that looks marvelous...on the shelf...but because the shoe is leather and not bronze the foot will eventually impose it's own personality on the shoe. If the shoe is made narrower than the foot, the foot will cause the leather to bulge out over the welts and the outsole so severely that the shoe will eventually be damaged. But more importantly additional health problems can be introduced that will last a lifetime.

For example, making a shoe too narrow...narrower than the "footprint"...can result in, or aggravate, neuromas--damage to the nerve ganglia--between the metatarsal heads.That kind of damage can make dancing almost impossible and walking a tribulation.
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Thanks for that DWFII but was looking for some examples how such abnormal feet look with shoes on as apposed to shoes on and how bespoke shoes raise those arches via an image; I remember seeing on a while ago some where on SF comparing feet and feet+shoes and was wondering if there were any more; also I agree that where I to get bespoke shoes it would be much more for the comfort than the styling aspect.
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

^^ Hnnnnnnnnngggggggg
P.S. how good is bespoke dealing with fallen arches/flat feet and feet which look like blobs 'short and wide.'
I have read cleverley is fairly good at making feet seem to have less volume; any examples?

My feet pronate (roll inwards) and I have inserts to correct this for RTW shoes.

The shoes Cleverley make for me (inc. those pictured) have a built-in raised section under the arch which does the same job as the insert but without altering the fit. It works very well.
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My feet pronate (roll inwards) and I have inserts to correct this for RTW shoes.

The shoes Cleverley make for me (inc. those pictured) have a built-in raised section under the arch which does the same job as the insert but without altering the fit. It works very well.

I have customers like that...sometimes I will extend the insole deep into the medial arch but that only provides temporary support. The other thing I do is shave some material off the medial heelseat area of the last. This forces the foot to supinate slightly, right after heel strike. Combined with the arch "cookie" it can be nearly as effective as an orthotic esp. if the problem isn't clinically severe.

AIUI, many of the most widely respected West End lasts of the 1930's were "twisted" in this manner even for customers who didn't pronate. i have several models/prototypes which incorporate a twist and once you get used to wearing them they are comfortable.
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Gay Talese's shoe obsession

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304870304577488761693288318.html
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Behind the paywall...
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Summer suedes from Cleverley:

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Nice, Winot.  I love how natural the shape is, like it's already been wrapped around a foot for years.  Rubber soles aren't for me, but this is a great shoe.

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Nice, Winot.  I love how natural the shape is, like it's already been wrapped around a foot for years.  Rubber soles aren't for me, but this is a great shoe.


Thanks - I'll see how the sole works out. I'm a city cyclist so leather soles are a bit problematic on my casual shoes.
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I hear you.  So they were so expensive there's not even enough left for a bus pass?  Man, that's commitment.

 

This is a silly question I suppose, given that they're suede, soft-soled and top level bespoke...but would it be fair to assume they are incredibly comfortable?  I am really drooling over these...not just because I like suede, or because I like the Cleverley square toe, or even because I like the design in particular.  It's just they look so...organic...they're some of the most beautifully bespoke-looking bespoke shoes in this thread.  Really, jolly well done!

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