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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

We need some GG shoe tree porn lurker[1].gif

im tempted to put mine in a pile or circle, and photograph them. biggrin.gif
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Do these shoes fit me? I have a long background of buying shoes and clothes that doesnt fit and i am scared to death that this will be just another mistake. Therefor I am asking for your help styleforum!!

 

The shoes feel tight and I cannot close the gap shown in the picture. This is all good right? I am also worried that I have a too high instep for these. At the left part of the medallion it also feels abit uncomfortable (I marked this with blue)

 

The shoe is a TG73 uk9 f grant

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Originally Posted by brahimas View Post

Do these shoes fit me? I have a long background of buying shoes and clothes that doesnt fit and i am scared to death that this will be just another mistake. Therefor I am asking for your help styleforum!!

The shoes feel tight and I cannot close the gap shown in the picture. This is all good right? I am also worried that I have a too high instep for these. At the left part of the medallion it also feels abit uncomfortable (I marked this with blue)

The shoe is a TG73 uk9 f grant


Looks ok from here but you are the only one to know how your feet feel ! The gap In between will eventually get closer after a few wears
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no way to tell from a pic. lacing not closing is fine, and new shoes usually feel a little snug. as long as they don't hurt, they will likely be fine, ime. but with shoes, comfort is of prime importance.
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Originally Posted by brahimas View Post

Do these shoes fit me? I have a long background of buying shoes and clothes that doesnt fit and i am scared to death that this will be just another mistake. Therefor I am asking for your help styleforum!!

The shoes feel tight and I cannot close the gap shown in the picture. This is all good right? I am also worried that I have a too high instep for these. At the left part of the medallion it also feels abit uncomfortable (I marked this with blue)

The shoe is a TG73 uk9 f grant


Grant (and Sinatra) are designed to have a slight gap. My Sinatras have a similar gap, by the way. A little more than optimal due to my high instep, but yours look fine to me. They are not supposed to be fully closed, at least at the top.
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Originally Posted by brahimas View Post
 

Do these shoes fit me? I have a long background of buying shoes and clothes that doesnt fit and i am scared to death that this will be just another mistake. Therefor I am asking for your help styleforum!!

 

The shoes feel tight and I cannot close the gap shown in the picture. This is all good right? I am also worried that I have a too high instep for these. At the left part of the medallion it also feels abit uncomfortable (I marked this with blue)

 

The shoe is a TG73 uk9 f grant

 

From what you say it sounds like a rather poor fit. As others have commented, I wouldn't worry unduly about the gap in the lacing, although this does make it look a little as though your feet are bulging out of the shoe. However, the feeling of tightness and discomfort you mention sounds wrong to me. You may be able to get the shoes stretched.

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

We need some GG shoe tree porn lurker[1].gif

 

 

Shoe Tree Porn

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Close as I can get.

 

 

There is something seriously amiss there. If that is how the shoes left the factory, it's troubling.

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From what you say it sounds like a rather poor fit. As others have commented, I wouldn't worry unduly about the gap in the lacing, although this does make it look a little as though your feet are bulging out of the shoe. However, the feeling of tightness and discomfort you mention sounds wrong to me. You may be able to get the shoes stretched.

 

Not to question your input in any way but the writer stresses the fact that he has a history of buying poor fits and he is not alone. What's the option for us who have trouble in finding appropriate fits? Do we settle for 'the lesser of ill fittings' or do we avoid oxfords altogether? The length of his fitting looks optimal, the issue is his instep, as is mine. Do we go down in size and order wider width (= more girth for ankle) or do we try other lasts? Do G&G even offer generous lasts?

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Not to question your input in any way but the writer stresses the fact that he has a history of buying poor fits and he is not alone. What's the option for us who have trouble in finding appropriate fits? Do we settle for 'the lesser of ill fittings' or do we avoid oxfords altogether? The length of his fitting looks optimal, the issue is his instep, as is mine. Do we go down in size and order wider width (= more girth for ankle) or do we try other lasts? Do G&G even offer generous lasts?

 

http://putthison.com/post/44631036441/width-down-size-up-thats-the-way-we-like-to

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Originally Posted by Silhouette View Post
 

 

Not to question your input in any way but the writer stresses the fact that he has a history of buying poor fits and he is not alone. What's the option for us who have trouble in finding appropriate fits? Do we settle for 'the lesser of ill fittings' or do we avoid oxfords altogether? The length of his fitting looks optimal, the issue is his instep, as is mine. Do we go down in size and order wider width (= more girth for ankle) or do we try other lasts? Do G&G even offer generous lasts?

 

Some high-end shoes - both G&G and Edward Green come to mind - favour a more 'elegant' (viz. rather pointed and not overly wide) foot. Derby shoes (bluchers) are said to be easier on the foot for those with high insteps; vice versa for Oxfords perhaps.

 

If you find a particular shoemaker, or style (say Oxfords) generally doesn't suit the shape of your foot, then there are other options that will give you more foot comfort. Personally I would not consent to walk more than 100 yards in a shoe I found uncomfortable.

 

G&G do make shoes in a range of fittings, as do Edward Green (as do nearly all shoemakers), but whether that translates to 'generous lasts' is something that can only be discovered by trying on different shoes from different makers and perhaps experimenting with different lasts. Edward Green I believe use 8 different lasts, some of which will be more generous than others. Eventually, with any luck, you will find a particular last/size/fitting combination that is right for you.

 

If you want a type of shoe that is 'generous', it might be worth trying Tricker's, or perhaps even Church's.

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Originally Posted by Silhouette View Post
 

 

Not to question your input in any way but the writer stresses the fact that he has a history of buying poor fits and he is not alone. What's the option for us who have trouble in finding appropriate fits? Do we settle for 'the lesser of ill fittings' or do we avoid oxfords altogether? The length of his fitting looks optimal, the issue is his instep, as is mine. Do we go down in size and order wider width (= more girth for ankle) or do we try other lasts? Do G&G even offer generous lasts?

 

EG and G&G tend to have moderate to low insteps, which works well for me. High insteps should look towards Vass F, U, K lasts. 

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^^ beautiful GGs as always, rikod. ^^
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