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post #691 of 3907
I went to my local RMW store this afternoon, and found out that RMW now does a Comfort Craftsman boot with a leather sole. This suits me, as I like the feeling of wearing a running shoe underfoot, but also like the leather sole. Best of both worlds.....
post #692 of 3907
Sator, or anyone... does anyone have pictures of the forum specials in black? Probably going to pull the trigger soon on a Chelsea boot soon (most likely the forum specials), just have to make a few other purchases before this... Edit: What is more sleek, the forum special or the turnout model?
post #693 of 3907
Hi all last month i got a whiskey comfort craftsman in 8F and a forum special in an 8.5F. The craftsman are bit short in the toes and touch narrow in the toe box. The FSM fit well. I would like to replace the whiskey and go up to an 8.5- any thoughts on whether i should also drop down a width? I have already dropped to the F from my standard USA D width. Or stick with the F. I have a bit of heel slippage in my right foot on the whiskey Thanks again all.
post #694 of 3907
kbuzz, be careful. Someone posted either in this thread or the one on AAAC that RMW uses a sizing system where a half size means its wider but not longer and you have to go up to the next whole size to get it longer. If this is true, an 8.5 may still be too short for you.
post #695 of 3907
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Originally Posted by AlonzoMosely View Post
kbuzz, be careful. Someone posted either in this thread or the one on AAAC that RMW uses a sizing system where a half size means its wider but not longer and you have to go up to the next whole size to get it longer. If this is true, an 8.5 may still be too short for you.

Interesting.....maybe the FSM last is a bit different then the craftsman....i await further reccomendations but if that is the case it certainly leans towards up a half size and down a width-at least for the craftsman....also bears well for someone who might want a good deal on my 8's....(hint)
post #696 of 3907
Crazy.

I had a pair of 9G that were too cramped in the toe box, so I ordered 9.5F and they are perfect.

Maybe the G width was allowing me to slide forward.

lefty
post #697 of 3907
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlonzoMosely View Post
kbuzz, be careful. Someone posted either in this thread or the one on AAAC that RMW uses a sizing system where a half size means its wider but not longer and you have to go up to the next whole size to get it longer. If this is true, an 8.5 may still be too short for you.

T'was I who posted that.

Yes, you have to go up to the next whole size to get it longer (and drop down on width to compensate). The current sizing guide for the FS incorporates this insight into the size conversion formula.

The way it goes is that a US 8.5 will be 3mm longer than a US 8. An RMW 7.5 is the same length as an RMW 7. An RMW 8 is 6mm longer than an RMW 7.
post #698 of 3907
Stator thanks again for the reply. Given this new info -- and thanks its great-- why do you think my FSM's at 8.5 F's fit better. IS the last that much different.

I really love the whiskey crafstman but now im slightly confused....seems like i should be ordering a 9F or a 9E.....

thanks again for opinions
post #699 of 3907
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
T'was I who posted that.

Yes, you have to go up to the next whole size to get it longer (and drop down on width to compensate). The current sizing guide for the FS incorporates this insight into the size conversion formula.

The way it goes is that a US 8.5 will be 3mm longer than a US 8. An RMW 7.5 is the same length as an RMW 7. An RMW 8 is 6mm longer than an RMW 7.

I'm not so sure on this point. I thought my right foot was a quarter to half size bigger than my left foot. Turns out it is not the case - please dont ask. I ordered a size 7.5F Kangaroo for my left foot and a size 7F for my right. The right is DEFINITELY shorter than the left. To rectify the problem, I have now ordered the opposite - 7F for left and 7.5F for right. The 7.5F should fit on the right too. I will be selling a pair of 7F Kangaroo Comfort Craftsmen - MTO soon enough here.

troop
post #700 of 3907
lefty do you still have the 9g? i have an 8h and they're just too tight. anyone interested in a barely worn 8h?
post #701 of 3907
wow what a mess. so did anyone get their right size?
post #702 of 3907
post #703 of 3907
Thread Starter 
Guys, we are now fussing over differences of about 2-3mm in sizing. We are splitting hairs. It took me a couple of goes finding my best size and last - despite the fact that I can try on sizes at the local store. It is only after wearing the boots for days and months that you get insights on how you might improve on fit. At the end of the day everyone's feet and tastes in fit are different. So there will always be an element of trial and error.

To suggest that we have a huge train wreck in fit is a gross exaggeration. The problem is that it can get confusing because my guide is too detailed, right down to the last millimeter. Throw in the individual differences in foot shape and taste and it can seem like utter chaos. The more I try to overcome this by adding my detail the worse it will get. The fact remains the many people have order using my guide and it works remarkably well for the majority of people if you follow it properly.

As for lengths I am convinced that 1/2 sizes are wider but not longer. It can feel like the boot is longer because of the greater room in the toe box. However, repeated careful measurement shows that to get a longer boot you have to go up a whole size.
post #704 of 3907
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Originally Posted by jagela View Post
lefty do you still have the 9g? i have an 8h and they're just too tight.
anyone interested in a barely worn 8h?

Sold.

lefty
post #705 of 3907
has anyone heard from Steve in the last week? I have been trying to contact him regarding my order but he isn't returning my emails. I would hate to jump to conclusions if he's just had another mail server take a dump on him.
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