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One last question, how does the heel fit? My feet are closer in shape to Egyptian feet (general foot shapes) 

 

It could be that I need more tapered shoes/boots which would rule out these trench boots.

 

I'm definitely not an expert here. I don't think the heel is unusually narrow or wide relative to other shoes I own. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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MTO waxed flesh trail oxford update...
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Some wear on my brown WF @ 13 months:

 

 

 

 

 

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Anyone have any experience with the natural trench oxford w/ dainite sole?  They would be a fantastic shoe for my work but I have one concern.  The front appears to be significantly curved upward as many shoes are.  This is something I don't mind if it's subtle but some of these shoes start to look like ski jumps.  I definitely don't enjoy that.  Looks to be present on many of the OSB models.  Any experienced wearers have any opinions to help me pull the trigger?  I'm thinking it appears a bit more exaggerated in the photos and I'm psyching myself out.   

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My experience wit OSBs is that they are more subtle in real life than they look in pics.  I would not hesitate based on looks at all.  On the other hand, I can FEEL the upturn pushing down on my toes with the Trench boots, because I wear them with insoles. But without they are fine.

 

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Originally Posted by Medoc View Post
 

Anyone have any experience with the natural trench oxford w/ dainite sole?  They would be a fantastic shoe for my work but I have one concern.  The front appears to be significantly curved upward as many shoes are.  This is something I don't mind if it's subtle but some of these shoes start to look like ski jumps.  I definitely don't enjoy that.  Looks to be present on many of the OSB models.  Any experienced wearers have any opinions to help me pull the trigger?  I'm thinking it appears a bit more exaggerated in the photos and I'm psyching myself out.   


 
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OSB waxed flesh in the April snow:
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Has anyone seen the new wingtips in the flesh? I was considering the PTB, but these looks nice. Looking for something that can be dressed down, and the double sole seems to do the trick, but I'm still on the fence.
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This thread has been kinda dead lately, but I just sent a pair of OSB trail oxfords back to OSB for recrafting. $96 including return shipping. Has anyone used their factory recrafting before? I'm sort of curious to see how they come out.
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guys,

 

whats the word on the loafer sizing. I would like to pick up a pair. Should I size down 1/2 and go with my Barrie sizing? Or should I go down a whole size. I see conflicting info from their site to their retailers sites.

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Originally Posted by stonewall1614 View Post

guys,

whats the word on the loafer sizing. I would like to pick up a pair. Should I size down 1/2 and go with my Barrie sizing? Or should I go down a whole size. I see conflicting info from their site to their retailers sites.

Are you planning on wearing them with socks or bare foot?

I don't know my Barrie last size, but I'll try to help anyway. I typically wear a 9E in most Allen Edmonds lasts (although I could probably go 8.5E or 8.5EEE on some). I own two OSB loafers. Natty beefrolls on leather soles that I wear with socks, in 8.5, and dark brown beefrolls on the crepe soles, which I wear barefoot mostly, in 8.

The 8.5 fits well with medium weight (or even thin) socks, but barefoot might be a tad too loose. The 8 is good for me barefoot, although it pinches slightly on my 5th toe. Not enough to bother me or cause me to size up.
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I went down a full size for a loafer but used my normal size for the boots. Going down a full size was snug at first but has worked out well after they broke in.
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Originally Posted by stonewall1614 View Post

guys,

whats the word on the loafer sizing. I would like to pick up a pair. Should I size down 1/2 and go with my Barrie sizing? Or should I go down a whole size. I see conflicting info from their site to their retailers sites.
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anyone know anything about the fit of the lined burgundy ones?

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I like my trench boots, but I have found the last to be some what troublesome. The toe box is wide, but flat and I often find my toes pushed down on from the "roof" of the boot. I bought them TTS and the rest of it fits well, even slightly loosely so I feel like I can't wear light socks to give my feet space without sliding in them. After one painful trudge up a hill in San Francisco, I kicked off my trenches and found that the leather insole had come loose from the foam padding underneath. To my surprise I found that with the slender leather insole removed my toes felt so much better and now I'm considering placing 3/4 insoles into the Oak streets so that the heel is tight and the toes live in peace. Has anyone else had this issue?
post #1349 of 1382
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Originally Posted by stonewall1614 View Post

guys,

whats the word on the loafer sizing. I would like to pick up a pair. Should I size down 1/2 and go with my Barrie sizing? Or should I go down a whole size. I see conflicting info from their site to their retailers sites.

Barrie size for me, down 1/2.
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I definitely had an issue with the low toebox, just as you describe.  In my case I was wearing them with orthotic insoles, which I need for support, and that crowded the toes quite a bit.  3/4s worked better, but I could never really get used to the way that sort of insole felt on my feet.  I think the boots would both look and feel better with a little more of a rounded toe...

 

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Originally Posted by CommodoreMarvel View Post

I like my trench boots, but I have found the last to be some what troublesome. The toe box is wide, but flat and I often find my toes pushed down on from the "roof" of the boot. I bought them TTS and the rest of it fits well, even slightly loosely so I feel like I can't wear light socks to give my feet space without sliding in them. After one painful trudge up a hill in San Francisco, I kicked off my trenches and found that the leather insole had come loose from the foam padding underneath. To my surprise I found that with the slender leather insole removed my toes felt so much better and now I'm considering placing 3/4 insoles into the Oak streets so that the heel is tight and the toes live in peace. Has anyone else had this issue?
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