If anyone has any other questions regarding the Swedish language then go ahead and send me a message rather than asking in this thread, I'll answer your questions to the best of my ability.
Cuts deep, dig. I size down a full size in Forest (UK8), and should have sized down a full size in Inca and Oscar. I'm sure there is no size of Inca that would fit me well, however; the last just doesn't agree with the shape of my feet. An 8.5 would have been too short/narrow in the toes (it would squeeze my pinky toes), and the heel would still be too wide. Forest vs. Oscar: Oscar seems slightly wider (even imagining it as half a size smaller), and has a less tapered toe box (which might be the reason for that perception). Forest seems to have a lower instep. But isn't there an entire thread dedicated to these issues?
There's a thread, but the Oscar questions are (currently) most relevant within this thread, so it seemed reasonable to resolve the sizing issues here.
I purchased an MTO bal boot direct from Carmina in September, before their price increase, and to my pleasant surprise it arrived just over a month later... Balmoral boot on Forest last in cognac shell with Dainite soles (i.e. this, only shell: http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465222) Too much text, not enough pictures. Happy Monday!
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The square red box is always a joy to see.
Two vivid red dust bags will be practical, since my others are brown.
And the money shot(s):
The small perforation on one side looks incompletely punched.
Oscar (center) next to his new sibling, Forest.
Oomph, that's killer. If you don't mind me asking, how much did those run? And the price increase is 30% MTO surcharge (previously) -> 50% surcharge (now), correct?
The above just arrived from Skoaktiebolaget the on Saturday. Adam helped me out with all my questions about fit and was very helpful. These are on the Robert last with a full Dainite sole. My first dress boot, first dainite sole and first pair of Carmina's. Definitely very happy with the last, its an excellent fit. I have a narrow to medium foot and the Robert last fits well without being too loose and giving plenty of toe room. Very happy with Carmina quality, and the Dainite sole is a treat. Feels very durable and will be perfect this winter.
Oh and first class service from Skoaktiebolaget. Will continue to do biz with them in the future.
Hey guys thinking of getting a dark brown semibrogue in the simpson last; though I have a wide and short foot. Would I be swimming in the shoe 'lengthwise' and Is it ok if the northern most point of my feet end just at where the 'toe-cap' starts or will I get some crazy unsightly creasing (heard simpson last had an extended 'toe-box'; assuming it means the 'hard-bit' is longer.
Sorry for the crude representation of my question; will try on at the local tailors :)
Don't know about Robert Last as it looks kinda elongated to me, although Oscar will be nice for you.
And while Oscar is great I think Detroit Last might suit a short-ish, wide-ish foot even better: