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PSA

Steve from GentlemensFootwear.com is getting a pre-rder together for this:

dark cognac shell,

Detroit last

dainite sole

 

Please send 'steveyoo1983' a PM if interested.

 

I thought I'd be able to jump in, but I have waaay too many pre-orders out there at the moment.

post #5807 of 8962
^ I wish Carmina offered narrow widths, I'd be interested in something like that, but even if I size down the shoe will still be too wide for me.
post #5808 of 8962
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ I wish Carmina offered narrow widths, I'd be interested in something like that, but even if I size down the shoe will still be too wide for me.

Maybe something in one of their other lasts? I hear the Detroit is probably the widest.

post #5809 of 8962
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ I wish Carmina offered narrow widths, I'd be interested in something like that, but even if I size down the shoe will still be too wide for me.

 



Well, they do offer narrow lasts. This one certainly isn't, but if your foot is too narrow for the Simpson last, then brother, you have yourself some seriously narrow feet.
post #5810 of 8962
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Why do people still order dainite? isn't it actually terrible for winter time or is it only good for the rain?

I buy them several reasons;
1) I feel more comfortable with dainite soles rather than leather soles during the winter.
2) It doesn't wear nearly as fast or is as slippery when it rains compared to leather soles; which it does a lot here.
3) There are no cobblers near which can change soles, and shipping to U.S. is mighty expensive.
4) I often like the more rugged look of dainite on boots or heavier brogued shoes.
post #5811 of 8962
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

I buy them several reasons;
1) I feel more comfortable with dainite soles rather than leather soles during the winter.
2) It doesn't wear nearly as fast or is as slippery when it rains compared to leather soles; which it does a lot here.
3) There are no cobblers near which can change soles, and shipping to U.S. is mighty expensive.
4) I often like the more rugged look of dainite on boots or heavier brogued shoes.

I don't disagree with any of the above. Personally I've found that Aldens commando do a far superior job. I find dainite minimally better than leather and a topy and below leather with some of the better tracked vibram covers. So why choose to have a sole that has to be resoled over a leather and cover where only the leather needs to be replaced.

That said with no cobblers in the area this logic wouldn't still apply.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

^ I wish Carmina offered narrow widths, I'd be interested in something like that, but even if I size down the shoe will still be too wide for me.

 



Well, they do offer narrow lasts. This one certainly isn't, but if your foot is too narrow for the Simpson last, then brother, you have yourself some seriously narrow feet.

Yeah I've tried Simpson and that fits reasonably well, but my foot actually seems to fit best on regular lasts that are scaled down to a narrow width. Sometimes a standard width "narrow" last, like the Simpson, fits well but has a tendency to crush my toes. If I size up, my toes fit but then it's too loose everywhere else. The other problem with this is that narrow lasts offered in standard widths all seem to have a chisel toe. I'm OK with that in some styles, but not others. Nobody seems to offer a narrow last with a more rounded toe.

Either way, a shell LWB would look weird on the Simpson or some other chiseled last. I like the look of a round toe last in a narrow width, and those usually fit me best. But it's no easy task trying to find that, especially in shell. I might have to pay a premium compared to companies like Alden and Carmina, but I'm hoping an Epaulet/Vass GMTO could fit the bill for something in this style in a narrow width.
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Steve, who is the third? I count Kashiwa and Mschapiro. Are you jumping on board too?

A friend of mine actually here in SoCal. He's been wanting a suede chukka for the longest time. 

I think he's good with 3 eyelets soller in noix suede.

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post


Yeah I've tried Simpson and that fits reasonably well, but my foot actually seems to fit best on regular lasts that are scaled down to a narrow width. Sometimes a standard width "narrow" last, like the Simpson, fits well but has a tendency to crush my toes. If I size up, my toes fit but then it's too loose everywhere else. The other problem with this is that narrow lasts offered in standard widths all seem to have a chisel toe. I'm OK with that in some styles, but not others. Nobody seems to offer a narrow last with a more rounded toe.

Either way, a shell LWB would look weird on the Simpson or some other chiseled last. I like the look of a round toe last in a narrow width, and those usually fit me best. But it's no easy task trying to find that, especially in shell. I might have to pay a premium compared to companies like Alden and Carmina, but I'm hoping an Epaulet/Vass GMTO could fit the bill for something in this style in a narrow width.

I don't want to take away from this thread being Carmina, but I had the similar opposite problem where my feet were too wide, but if I widened the entire shoe my heel slipped.

 

I got a pair from Antonio Meccariello that he worked with me to make sure it fit. Also was able to show me where I normally had trouble and recommend certain lasts to look out for. Haven't had problems since.

 

Here is a picture of my shoe collection to keep it relevant. Soon to be adding two more Carminas.

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Originally Posted by steveyoo1983 View Post

A friend of mine actually here in SoCal. He's been wanting a suede chukka for the longest time. 
I think he's good with 3 eyelets soller in noix suede.

This is going to look badass!!
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

This is going to look badass!!

Can we count you in? smile.gif

We have three for an MTO going for a noix suede 3 eyelet chukka on Soller (#80176).





Looking for at least three more members to climb aboard.
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post


Can we count you in? smile.gif

We have three for an MTO going for a noix suede 3 eyelet chukka on Soller (#80176).





Looking for at least three more members to climb aboard.

Do you have a price? I could be interested...

post #5819 of 8962
We're working with Gentleman's Footwear on the MTO. Don't have a price yet. But have a look at their site to get an idea of the cost.

http://www.gentlemensfootwear.com/collections/frontpage

I'm thinking it would be under $550. Will post what I find out.

C'mon aboard. Let's get this order in and the boots on our feet.
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post


I buy them several reasons;
1) I feel more comfortable with dainite soles rather than leather soles during the winter.
2) It doesn't wear nearly as fast or is as slippery when it rains compared to leather soles; which it does a lot here.
3) There are no cobblers near which can change soles, and shipping to U.S. is mighty expensive.
4) I often like the more rugged look of dainite on boots or heavier brogued shoes.

 

Well said.  I've never understood all the chatter about Dainite being poor in winter.  Snow and ice must be different where I live.  Way better than leather, in my experience - and differences between it and other synthetics amount to splitting hairs.

 

Oddly enough, I was just reading a novel last night where the protagonist was extoling the virtues of Dainite soles on his Cheaney shoes.  No, I'm not making that up.

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