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post #106 of 145
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Have you emailed them? You could also try emailing The Armoury to see if they know anything about it.
post #107 of 145
I think I did send Betty a message but I have to check for a reply. May have been spaminated.
post #108 of 145
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Shoes were received today. They were very tight at first, but have loosened up considerably and are now pretty comfortable. Pictures were taken with my iPhone 4 as my DSLR's cable seems to not want to work. I'll get that sorted tomorrow. As promised:
post #109 of 145
Glad it all worked out in the end. You seem to have rather high instep.
post #110 of 145
How many wears did it take to loosen up? Just curious.
post #111 of 145
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Yes, the first I noticed was they didn't 'close' completely. Any way that can be remedied?

When I first tried them on I could barely walk in them. So I jumped onto my bed with them on and watched some Boston Legal. A few hours later and they are as good as gold. Hopefully after a couple more wears they'll be comfier still. I'm really pleased so far.

Now I have to wait on all the obligatory expensive polishes from Valmour and shoe trees from a company in the UK.
post #112 of 145
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You seem to have rather high instep.

the v is rather prominent...
post #113 of 145
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Is there anyway I could close the 'V' by changing the way the shoes are laced? Just a thought...
post #114 of 145
Are you sure it's not the shoe lace loosening instead of the shoes stretching a bit?
post #115 of 145
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You seem to have rather high instep.

Or a ridiculously fat foot.
post #116 of 145
I was being kind. I don't enjoy a Glasgow kiss.
post #117 of 145
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Is there anyway I could close the 'V' by changing the way the shoes are laced? Just a thought...

The "V" will close a little more as the leather stretches, but not as far as you would probably like.
I also have a high instep and struggle with the same issue.
The following lacing method looks better with a pronounced "V" imho because you can't see the cross-lacing underneath.
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straightbarlacing.htm

BTW, don't get any solder on your Carminas...
post #118 of 145
Does not work well with Carminas or any odd number of holes.
post #119 of 145
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BTW, don't get any solder on your Carminas...

I was soldering in my boxers one morning... I learnt the hard way!
post #120 of 145
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Does not work well with Carminas or any odd number of holes.

wrt the holes, agreed, it's better with even numbers, but with odd numbers, you can do one cross-under at the beginning. Since the gap is narrow there, it's hard to see the lacing underneath.
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