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Most recent purchase. Forest last captoe balmorals in black shell. I was without a good pair of black shoes and I wanted to try UK 10.5 in Forest, so I figured what the hey. While the length works in these, they are definitely a little tighter than the UK 11s I have, especially in the arch and instep. I would be interested to try a UK 10.5 wide, if such existed in the Forest. It's my impression that it does not, outside of MTO.

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post #437 of 8952
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Most recent purchase. Forest last captoe balmorals in black shell. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was without a good pair of black shoes and I wanted to try UK 10.5 in Forest, so I figured what the hey. While the length works in these, they are definitely a little tighter than the UK 11s I have, especially in the arch and instep. I would be interested to try a UK 10.5 wide, if such existed in the Forest. It's my impression that it does not, outside of MTO.
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hope it works out for you. they are wonderful.
post #438 of 8952
Looking good FC. Are you a tts US11?
post #439 of 8952
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Most recent purchase. Forest last captoe balmorals in black shell. I was without a good pair of black shoes and I wanted to try UK 10.5 in Forest, so I figured what the hey. While the length works in these, they are definitely a little tighter than the UK 11s I have, especially in the arch and instep. I would be interested to try a UK 10.5 wide, if such existed in the Forest. It's my impression that it does not, outside of MTO

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Beautiful!

Carmina does an especially nice job on their shell shoes. It appears that they make them to a slightly higher standard than their calf skin shoes. (At least based on my limited purchases from them.)
post #440 of 8952
They look absolutely beautiful, FC! Could you post some pictures after some wearing?
post #441 of 8952
Im getting anxious and Betty has yet to respond. Fuck. Meermin responded within 2 hours but they don't have rtw shell boots
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Im getting anxious and Betty has yet to respond. Fuck. Meermin responded within 2 hours but they don't have rtw shell boots

Namor, told ya she has a 24 - 48 hour turn around time, good luck anyways
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Namor, told ya she has a 24 - 48 hour turn around time, good luck anyways

Or more. My advice is to send her a 'tickler' email if you don't hear from her in 3-4 days.

The more specifically you can address your needs (ie: An exact model number from the main website is your gest bet.)

MTOs or general questions will take a while, IME.
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Thankfully shipping to the US only takes a few days once the order has actually been placed!

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I wonder if an email in Spanish would garner a quicker response. I considered responding to her in Spanish but I was worried she would think it was condescending shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

Namor, told ya she has a 24 - 48 hour turn around time, good luck anyways

Or more. My advice is to send her a 'tickler' email if you don't hear from her in 3-4 days.

The more specifically you can address your needs (ie: An exact model number from the main website is your gest bet.)

MTOs or general questions will take a while, IME.

+1

Even when I was in the final stages of placing my MTO order, some email responses took 3 or 4 days. But in the end, every email received a response.
post #448 of 8952
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Most recent purchase. Forest last captoe balmorals in black shell. I was without a good pair of black shoes and I wanted to try UK 10.5 in Forest, so I figured what the hey. While the length works in these, they are definitely a little tighter than the UK 11s I have, especially in the arch and instep. I would be interested to try a UK 10.5 wide, if such existed in the Forest. It's my impression that it does not, outside of MTO.

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I have this same pair, but in calf. I find the instep/lacing area to be very snug and tight -- almost like my foot is being squeezed -- but in a good and comfortable way. My instep is fairly low and my foot is somewhat low volume in that area, so it seems to work for me.

I hope they work out for you!
post #449 of 8952
Thanks for all the comments, gents. I'll definitely post more photos once I've got them broken in and worn them around a little. Hopefully soon.

And in re. your question about my tts, Namor, yes it is 11 on the Brannock. And right at the wide end of D, so I think the Forest UK 10.5 works well for me in the length, but may be a little narrow. UK 11 gets me the width I need at expense of a little unnecessary length. Such are the vagaries of trying to find your size by mail.
post #450 of 8952
Those cap toes look great!

Which CJ/EG/Vass/Alden/AE last is most similar to the Forest last in appearance? Some pictures make the Forest last look a bit blobby, others (like yours) make it seem slightly elongated...and all the comparison pics I see are minimally helpful and just shoe it next to some other Carmina last I'm not familiar with.
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