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Thanks again for sharing your wisdom.

yes, it was a joy full read. You were very sharp and consistent in your debate. It shows really your dedication and character for what you believe in.

Sounds as though you're trying for a free pair of shoes

post #452 of 458
If I want a pair of shoes I would contact him in private and pay him for what he is worth. Have you seen his latest work? It speaks for itself.
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Sounds as though you're trying for a free pair of shoes

It just sounds like a straightforward complement to me.
post #454 of 458
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It seems like gratuitous nastiness to me...what did vmss say to provoke such a remark?
post #455 of 458
I was wondering if someone with a widish feet and low instep can somehow fit into a shoe with a normal width and high instep. Mathematically, this would somehow be "equivalent" in total internal volume.

While not ideal, would a high instep compensate somewhat width wise? Square pegs into round holes? Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by striker View Post

I was wondering if someone with a widish feet and low instep can somehow fit into a shoe with a normal width and high instep. Mathematically, this would somehow be "equivalent" in total internal volume.

While not ideal, would a high instep compensate somewhat width wise? Square pegs into round holes? Thoughts?

It depends on the foot...I would not call it ideal in any case.

That said, except in the case of someone with "medical" problems--pes cavus, that sort of thing--the whole idea of whether or not a last has a high or low instep is kind of bogus and beside the point in my opinion. Internal volume...in several dimensions...is more important. Long heel, short heel, high and low instep girths are the more important and determining factors. If the measurements are right, the shoe will fit. I always use the analogy of a water balloon. As long as the skin of the balloon doesn't stretch, you can flatten it and circumference and volume will be the same as when you squeeze it into a more nearly vertical configuration.

The fly in the ointment, however, is insole width. This is not so malleable. In terms of width, the insole should be near-as-never-mind identical to the weight-bearing footprint in the area of the ball of the foot and the heel--tread width and heel seat width. Too wide or too narrow creates problems both for the shoe and for the foot, in some cases.

edited for punctuation and clarity
Edited by DWFII - 5/4/15 at 5:59am
post #457 of 458
Yesterday I was visiting my folks and we got into a deep conversation about shoes, the Tradition, and gemming. It was a conversation way out of context. It was also strange saying "DW" out loud and to my parents.
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It was also strange saying "DW" out loud and to my parents.




I'm surprised your mother didn't stand yopu in the corner, or wash your mouth out with soap or even slap you upside the head...she's still your mother, after all. You shouldn't talk to your mother like that.
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