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post #15061 of 19302
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post


I preordered my size (only pair in my size) and when they arrived to R&H they were shipped straight to me so I do not believe that to be the case. They are approx 1" indents in the leather and not creases.

I've seen some pairs on IG with similar marks. Found this with a quick #viberg search, left boot, pretty much same mark and positioning. Very different than the creasing actually on the roght boot.
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My brand new Nat'l CXL had those same lines from the SF GMTO.  It's not really an issue.  However, donk's right boot is a bit more prominent than I've seen.  It's really up to him if he wants to keep those or not - CXL is going to crease anyway.  Suprisingly, mine have held up extremely well.  Seems like I won CXL lottery.

post #15062 of 19302
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Originally Posted by jlchau View Post

My brand new Nat'l CXL had those same lines from the SF GMTO.  It's not really an issue.  However, donk's right boot is a bit more prominent than I've seen.  It's really up to him if he wants to keep those or not - CXL is going to crease anyway.  Suprisingly, mine have held up extremely well.  Seems like I won CXL lottery.

Rare boots mean you have to make tough decisions based on flaws. The marks on mine were an easy decision based on the availability of 2030 Boondockers. I agree that Donks are worse and thus a more difficult choice to keep or not.
post #15063 of 19302

Anyone have experience with unstructured toe and partially structured toe in the 2030 last? Does the partially structured toe provide more room in the toe box as compared to the unstructured toe?

post #15064 of 19302
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

quick sizing question, if i'm an 11.5D in the Alden barrie (which is very comfortable), and about a 12E on the brannock, should I be looking at size 11 or 11.5 for the 2045/1035? From what i've read here it seems like I should go 11.5 for most everything, and 12 for the 2030. Do this sound right?

I wear 11.5D Barrie and 11.5 in the 2030. I think 12 in 2030 would be too big for you.
post #15065 of 19302

Just got my first pair of cxl service boots in the 2030 last. They're also my first unstructured boots so I'm not sure if they fit right. They fit snug which I have no problem with and the ball of my foot lines up and my feet don't feel cramped. The problem is when I'm standing or walking, I feel a bit of pressure on my big toe of my right foot, with my left foot being fine. It's not painful but it does get a bit uncomfortable and annoying. There's also a very slight bump (barely noticeable visually, only when light shines on it at a certain angle) where my big toe is pushing against the toe box and when I rub the bump, I can feel it directly on my big toe.

 

I did a bit of research on unstructured toe and some people in this forum talked about how the outline of their toe can easily be seen after the toe collapses. Is my experience normal for unstructured boots? Should I continue to wear them to see if the leather stretches? I bought them used, but they only had a few wears from the previous owner so I'm thinking I can still wear them in a bit.

post #15066 of 19302
Most people's feet aren't exactly the same size. Is your right foot bigger than your left? You may have to size for your right foot. The 2030 is also rather low-volume in the toebox, particularly when unstructured.
post #15067 of 19302
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Most people's feet aren't exactly the same size. Is your right foot bigger than your left? You may have to size for your right foot. The 2030 is also rather low-volume in the toebox, particularly when unstructured.

 

I'm not sure if that's the case and if it is, I don't think it'd be that big of a difference. My right big toe is a bit more "swollen" than my left big toe though and curves up a bit as well. Do you think the boots should be fitting like this? Should I try to stretch it out through wearing it more?

post #15068 of 19302
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Originally Posted by CornToast View Post

Do you think the boots should be fitting like this? Should I try to stretch it out through wearing it more?

IMHO, no and no.

I believe boots should not be uncomfortable to wear from the beginning. Someone will probably pop in here any second to say "stay with it and they'll mold to your foot, brah!" but I've never understood the advice to excessively size down.

Also you may want to try different lasts. That's kind of what they were invented for: to match shoes to different types of feet and occupations. The low volume in the toe box of the 2030 last may just not be for you if you have a toe that sticks out.
post #15069 of 19302
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Originally Posted by CornToast View Post

I'm not sure if that's the case and if it is, I don't think it'd be that big of a difference. My right big toe is a bit more "swollen" than my left big toe though and curves up a bit as well. Do you think the boots should be fitting like this? Should I try to stretch it out through wearing it more?

Maybe you're not used to unstructured toe boxes, as they definitely can feel different. Some people don't like them for the exact reason you're stating.
post #15070 of 19302
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Maybe you're not used to unstructured toe boxes, as they definitely can feel different. Some people don't like them for the exact reason you're stating.

On the 2030, structured or not, a thumb's width gap from toe to front of the boot is normal. It's an elongated last, properly fitted there will always be extra room up there. I once sized down a half size, and experience precisely what you're describing with my big toe getting crunched. Return them now and size up or forever will the crunched toe dominate your destiny.
post #15071 of 19302
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Originally Posted by Aviv View Post

On the 2030, structured or not, a thumb's width gap from toe to front of the boot is normal. It's an elongated last, properly fitted there will always be extra room up there. I once sized down a half size, and experience precisely what you're describing with my big toe getting crunched. Return them now and size up or forever will the crunched toe dominate your destiny.

Unless you want painful feet, you want some room between the end of your foot and the end if any boot, usually about a finger width. Geez, you guys must be a podiatrist's nightmare.
post #15072 of 19302
Anybody bought the Apsleys and have pics and/or impressions?
post #15073 of 19302
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Unless you want painful feet, you want some room between the end of your foot and the end if any boot, usually about a finger width. Geez, you guys must be a podiatrist's nightmare.

Depends if he/she has a private practice lol
post #15074 of 19302
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Originally Posted by stickydonk View Post

Solid intel. I agree with what Viberg told you. Creases coming from wear in-store IMO

I had these on both Boondockers in the identical place which have now disappeared after quite a few wears.

They appeared to be indents rather than creases, a single one inch indent on both boots.
post #15075 of 19302
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Originally Posted by wms68 View Post

I had these on both Boondockers in the identical place which have now disappeared after quite a few wears.

They appeared to be indents rather than creases, a single one inch indent on both boots.

Nice to know your marks fully disappeared. Here's another pic I snapped of my 2030 Boondockers today, such a great boot.

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