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post #16411 of 19061
How many times have you worn the shoes? I'd be surprised if the problem didn't work itself out after a few wearings. I've had bespoke shoes come back like this. I've always prescribed this to the slight imperfection that is impossible to avoid with anything "handmade."
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Just received a pair of shoes .Everything looks great except that the shoes are unbalanced. 

Returning to the company is a pain as they're an international shoemaker.

1) Just how easy is this to fix? 
2) Is this a common problem? Shoes can be "slightly unbalanced right? I'm guessing this is more on the extreme case. 






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post #16412 of 19061
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post

How many times have you worn the shoes? I'd be surprised if the problem didn't work itself out after a few wearings. I've had bespoke shoes come back like this. I've always prescribed this to the slight imperfection that is impossible to avoid with anything "handmade."

 

 

 

Some of my other shoes also have this problem, but the heel doesn't go that high. It's very subtle whereas this particular heel goes up by quite a bit compared to some of my other shoes. 

 

I didn't wear it due to the risk of not being able to return the shoes. If this is a minor problem, I'll just wear these shoes. Glad to hear this is not a big deal - appreciate the feedback. 

post #16413 of 19061
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post



Some of my other shoes also have this problem, but the heel doesn't go that high. It's very subtle whereas this particular heel goes up by quite a bit compared to some of my other shoes. 

I didn't wear it due to the risk of not being able to return the shoes. If this is a minor problem, I'll just wear these shoes. Glad to hear this is not a big deal - appreciate the feedback. 

My bespoke pair of Cleverly's torqued significantly. However, I feel that once you load the shoe with your body weight, that immediately disappears. I'm not sure if any of the other guys have opinions here... mine is certainly not scientific. But I certainly haven't felt this affect while wearing the ones mentioned.

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post #16414 of 19061

For people who's interested in metal heel taps: yesterday I received a pair of shoes from Meermin with metal heel taps, I always assumed that the metal heel taps would make it very slippery from what I have read on sf, but I wear them today, walked on different kind of surface, including tiles, carpet and I don't find them any more slippery than regular rubber heel. I'm not sure if it would make difference if you use non flushed heel tap.
Noise: yes, about the same amount of noise made by heels of women. Personally I'm fine with it, because when I bought my first pair of dress shoes, Paul smiths, they were as noisy as these
post #16415 of 19061
Quote:
Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Just received a pair of shoes .Everything looks great except that the shoes are unbalanced. 

 

Returning to the company is a pain as they're an international shoemaker.

 

1) Just how easy is this to fix? 

2) Is this a common problem? Shoes can be "slightly unbalanced right? I'm guessing this is more on the extreme case. 

 

 

 

 

Very easy to fix, any cobbler can do it.  Or just wear them.

 

Very typical for RTW shoes.

post #16416 of 19061
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Originally Posted by kirbya View Post


My bespoke pair of Cleverly's torqued significantly. However, I feel that once you load the shoe with your body weight, that immediately disappears. I'm not sure if any of the other guys have opinions here... mine is certainly not scientific. But I certainly haven't felt this affect while wearing the ones mentioned.

 

Interesting.  It didnt happen to my numerous pairs from other makers.

post #16417 of 19061
Need some help please. The leather sole on my C&J has broken off almighty at the toe - probably due to it getting wet and the way I walk. The stitching is now revealed slightly (hand grade). I wanted to put on flush metal toe taps, but been all over Budapest she repairers and no one can do such a job. To make them flush I understand they have to cut away the leather but does this not ruin the integrity of the shoe? i.e. Cutting away below the stitching level? Would like to do this on some of my other shoes GG and other C&J, but don't want to screw up the shoes. Grateful for any insights on this process and would be in London at Christmas time, so any places who could do this would be most welcome.
post #16418 of 19061

Vass have the option to install flushed metal toe taps for their brand news shoes.  So I would imagine there's someone in Budapest that is capable of doing the same.

 

Maybe go ask Vass store for help since you are already at Budapest.

post #16419 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Hotjock View Post

Need some help please. The leather sole on my C&J has broken off almighty at the toe - probably due to it getting wet and the way I walk. The stitching is now revealed slightly (hand grade). I wanted to put on flush metal toe taps, but been all over Budapest she repairers and no one can do such a job. To make them flush I understand they have to cut away the leather but does this not ruin the integrity of the shoe? i.e. Cutting away below the stitching level? Would like to do this on some of my other shoes GG and other C&J, but don't want to screw up the shoes. Grateful for any insights on this process and would be in London at Christmas time, so any places who could do this would be most welcome.

If done properly it won't ruin the integrity of the shoe. If the sole is new the stitching is not disturbed at all. If the sole has been worn to far -or- in your case it sounds like it was damaged at the toe. A new leather tip is attached and stitched on. Then, the flush mounted toe plate is added.
post #16420 of 19061
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Vass have the option to install flushed metal toe taps for their brand news shoes.  So I would imagine there's someone in Budapest that is capable of doing the same.

Maybe go ask Vass store for help since you are already at Budapest.

I went to Vass the other day to order a couple of pairs of shoes. I saw Rezso and showed him the shoes but unfortunately they can't do it - not the same process as they use. He gave me contacts who may be able to do it, but unfortunately they can't. Probably have to wait until I go to London.
post #16421 of 19061
I've got a serious question about shoe sizing, particularly for elongated european lasts.

Back when I was mostly wearing AE shoes, I was typically a 9D. Shoe buying was simple then. I found, one day, while purchasing some Church's single monks in a longer last, the 7.5E (UK) fit me more comfortably than anything I'd previously owned. And now, after trying on a number of Ferragamo shoes, I keep finding that the 8EE seems to fit best. Also found a pair of 8.5D (US) Alden loafers had no heel slip vs the 9Ds, which felt great but for the slippage. On a foot sizer, I measure about an 8.75 standard American length. So I suppose I could go up or down depending on the last.

So now to my question. When it comes to slip-ons, can finding the most comfortable fit accidentally put more wear on the toe box? I wonder if certain shoes are just meant to be long in the toe box and, darnit, let the soles break in to prevent heel slip. Or is a nice snug fit when trying on the shoes king; come what may?
post #16422 of 19061
Toe box extension is most cases is part of the design. If the ball of the shoe is snug and your heel doesn't slip in general that's going to be a good fit. The vamp should be close to your foot with no extra room in there.
post #16423 of 19061

Thanks, but let's say your "true" size in one of these Ferragamo drivers is 8.5 but due to the design/last, the 8 fits nice and snugly too. Would having your toes a bit farther up the toe box drastically increase the wear and tear?

 

I fear I may have marked my new drivers for an early grave.

post #16424 of 19061
If the shoe fits I think you're overthinking.
post #16425 of 19061

Nothing, sorry.


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