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I guess I can use it for my own feet as a measure to compare how different lasts works but were it becomes difficult is when comparing different people's fit with the same measure?

definitely.

rule of thumb just says with a high instep a blucher might be more accomodating to your feet. no rule w/o exceptions.

the shape of the v has been discussed several times and it's something about personal preference, imo.

after you mentioned it, i took a closer look at the boots and imo there's something to be desired with their fit. imo these issues could be fixed by a skillfull person, which is very unpopular among i-gents. i still didn't got behind this attitude, though. as long the owner is happy, that is all that matters. foo.gif
Edited by fritzl - 2/28/12 at 2:32am
post #1142 of 8433
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it's an abomination. i've never seen a fuglier boot, if i may say.

Oh, there are many more much uglier, me thinks. For instance, much of everything else made by Trickers. Red Wing. Quoddy. Some from AS, Loake, and Grenson, too.

I own both the Islay and the not-Stow Stow. Though I like the not-Stow Stow, the Islay wins hands down in quality of materials, style, etc. But it was approx. twice the price, so not a fair comparison. The only other boot I like as much is the Lindrick, which I recall is made by C&J. Now, if one was tramping through a bog or a dump I reckon wearing the Stow may be better, but that's to protect the Islay, and really one would really be better served by a wellie w/ a commando sole.
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Oh, there are many more much uglier, me thinks. For instance, much of everything else made by Trickers. Red Wing. Quoddy. Some from AS, Loake, and Grenson, too.

there was a dash of irony involved... ...and yes particular the no heel RW's(white sole) are awful to look at.
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I own both the Islay and the not-Stow Stow. Though I like the not-Stow Stow, the Islay wins hands down in quality of materials, style, etc. But it was approx. twice the price, so not a fair comparison. The only other boot I like as much is the Lindrick, which I recall is made by C&J. Now, if one was tramping through a bog or a dump I reckon wearing the Stow may be better, but that's to protect the Islay, and really one would really be better served by a wellie w/ a commando sole.

your observation is definitely helpful and i agree with the advantages of wellies and boots with commando soles.

which sole does the islay have?
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there was a dash of irony involved... ...and yes particular the no heel RW's(white sole) are awful to look at.
your observation is definitely helpful and i agree with the advantages of wellies and boots with commando soles.
which sole does the islay have?

They have dainite soles
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

definitely.
rule of thumb just says with a high instep a blucher might be more accomodating to your feet. no rule w/o exceptions.
the shape of the v has been discussed several times and it's something about personal preference, imo.
after you mentioned it, i took a closer look at the boots and imo there's something to be desired with their feet. imo these issues could be fixed by a skillfull person, which is very unpopular among i-gents. i still didn't got behind this attitude, though. as long the owner is happy, that is all that matters. foo.gif


Thanks for your input Fritzl
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Originally Posted by claes500 View Post

They have dainite soles

ah, ok
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Thanks for your input Fritzl

you're welcome. just had to fix this line.
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after you mentioned it, i took a closer look at the boots and imo there's something to be desired with their fit.

certainly not his feet biggrin.gif
post #1146 of 8433
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well, it's not. it's not the most accurate indicator, though.

You seem to be one of the persons here on SF that know what your talking about when it comes to shoe fitting. To bad that 90% of your replies is like the one above or just a plain "that shoe doesn´t fit" biggrin.gif Those answears don´t help much when other members (me in this case) are trying to learn more about the popular topics here on SF. I and i think others would greatly appreciate if you took the time to explain what is wrong and what could be done to fix this when you comment on different pics.
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Picked these up earlier tonight! Ready for spring to arrive biggrin.gif

Hartland, Charcoal suede.
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post #1148 of 8433
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Picked these up earlier tonight! Ready for spring to arrive :D
Hartland, Charcoal suede.


snap - these things are extraordinarily comfortable - hope you enjoy them as much as I do

 

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snap - these things are extraordinarily comfortable - hope you enjoy them as much as I do

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I hope so too! After talking to the guy at Burlington Arcade where i bought it i decided to go with size 7 instead of my normal 7.5. I just tried them on and the fit is spot on biggrin.gif

Your photo is so much better that it´s hard to belive that it´s the same shoe shog[1].gif Is it the original laces? They look lighter in color.
post #1150 of 8433
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Your photo is so much better that it´s hard to belive that it´s the same shoe :embar: Is it the original laces? They look lighter in color.


lighting and adjusting the white balance a bit afterwards can substantially change the image - the laces are definitely quite light though

post #1151 of 8433
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there was a dash of irony involved... ...and yes particular the no heel RW's(white sole) are awful to look at.
your observation is definitely helpful and i agree with the advantages of wellies and boots with commando soles.
which sole does the islay have?

Yes, their no-heel white-soled boots are especially awful.

The Islay's sole is a Dainite; I'd prefer a doubled leather sole, but that may only be an MTO option... and a long wait.
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Yes, their no-heel white-soled boots are especially awful.

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The Islay's sole is a Dainite; I'd prefer a doubled leather sole, but that may only be an MTO option... and a long wait.

i'm slowly stocking up on boots as rugged boots are more useful in my neck of the woods. my chelseas are of course leather soled.

actually i can hardly wear single soled shoes or boots. the bouncing is not bearable for me. the majority of my rotation is leather soled. i only had a pair vibramed, pb look away, recently due to not having access to the original last. after all it has a goyserer welt and is made of oiled suede/nubuck, so it widens his usability, imo, and he is not missing in the dress shoe department biggrin.gif
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Yes, their no-heel white-soled boots are especially awful.
 

 

I totally agree, the multicoloured stuff I see on the likes of Belfast Bureau etc look like clown shoes, and in their own way are worse then some of the abominations Church's by way of Prada sell.

 

Having said that there is something fun about a RTW Stow in Acorn or mid brown that I find quite appealing.

 

The grain leather on Islay's not entirely to my taste but a fine boot nonetheles however I do find dainite soles quite stiff, they never seem to flex in the way that a double leather sole does, and for a rough terrain boot I also prefer a commando sole which my Snowdon's have.

 

Sun's out today in my part of the world. Might park boot purchase until Autumn. Looks like I'm trying to find reasons not to buy Islay.

 

 

post #1154 of 8433
Shoes - Mertons in 'mink' suede on their maiden journey
Socks - Pantherella
Trou - Banana Republic

Loafing at the office today - thought I'd wear the appropriate footwear.

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Trying out my first pair of 337 (Clifford). A little bit more heel-slippage than I would like but hopefully it will resolve after the sole flexes more.
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