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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I know these not much love for rain around here - but the last does serve its purpose. Fits my feet very well!


Why there's no much love? I am just eying a pair on a Rain last, lol.

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Rain last is king
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post


Why there's no much love? I am just eying a pair on a Rain last, lol.

Just not the best fit for me personally, although quite aesthetically pleasing.

I heart Detroit though...
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Just not the best fit for me personally, although quite aesthetically pleasing.

I heart Detroit though...

Since you guys are talking about lasts. Which is Carmina most aestically pleasing and most popular.

I have uetem, inca,Oscar, rain, Simpson and forest.
I like the Simpson the best follow Inca and uetem.The rain last does have something odd to it in my opinion like some have mentioned here.
Edited by vmss - 2/17/16 at 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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What size do you wear in Rain, Namor? I recently tried an 11.5 E UK which was too large. Since I think we have similar sized feet, I'm curious as to what may work.

Yeah i tried a 11.5 and it fit like a us 12.5. I take a 11 in the rain last but can also squeeze into a 10.5 (not ideal, but ill do it for shell).

What did you kop? And why is there a pair of shell boots in you sig?!?

I got some Carmina cognac shell single monks on rain from leatherfoot who was having a nice sale. Unfortunately they do not fit, plus I got slapped with $68 in fees from UPS for customs and 'brokerage charges' whatever that is.

I'm selling my Viberg mahogany shell because I've finally admitted to myself that their 2030 last is not a good fit. I'm also selling 2 other 2030 pair, and possibly a fourth.
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 


Why there's no much love? I am just eying a pair on a Rain last, lol.

Hahaha - I think it's worth a try - fits me well. I have two suede pairs and they were tight on first wear, but they've broken in so nicely. They have an elegant shape that works well w/ dress wear. 

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Just not the best fit for me personally, although quite aesthetically pleasing.

I heart Detroit though...

+ 1 on the rain last. My eyes and heart tell me that they are beautiful. My feet? Not so much...

AHS
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I just received my first two Carmina shoes, a burgundy wingtip brogue on Rain, and a suede wholecut on Inca. The Inca is quite easily the best fitting shoe I've ever owned, but the Rain is... Interesting. It's too tight on my instep and a little too narrow. The heel is also loose, which in turn means there's a lot of pressure from the top of the toe box, where my foot bends, back to the middle of my heel.

I'm trying to decide if I'm going to send them back or try to break them in... It's a pity, because I very much need a new pair of loafers, and if only the Inca works for me, I doubt any of the loafer lasts will be advisable.
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Sorry for the double post, but I thought I'd get some feedback on the width/instep fit of my Rains.

I realize a blurry picture with flash doesn't do much to highlight the beauty of the shoes, but it does show how wide of a V the laces make.



What do you guys think? Salvageable with a little wear and breaking in? Or should I return them?
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

I just received my first two Carmina shoes, a burgundy wingtip brogue on Rain, and a suede wholecut on Inca. The Inca is quite easily the best fitting shoe I've ever owned, but the Rain is... Interesting. It's too tight on my instep and a little too narrow. The heel is also loose, which in turn means there's a lot of pressure from the top of the toe box, where my foot bends, back to the middle of my heel.

I'm trying to decide if I'm going to send them back or try to break them in... It's a pity, because I very much need a new pair of loafers, and if only the Inca works for me, I doubt any of the loafer lasts will be advisable.
I have both inca and uetem and both fit me nice. I even find the fit similar all around.
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post

Sorry for the double post, but I thought I'd get some feedback on the width/instep fit of my Rains.

I realize a blurry picture with flash doesn't do much to highlight the beauty of the shoes, but it does show how wide of a V the laces make.



What do you guys think? Salvageable with a little wear and breaking in? Or should I return them?

 

REturn

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

REturn
Boo. That was my fear.

Since the Inca in 8.5 fits splendidly, any recommendations for other lasts? I'm wary of sizing up a half size for more volume and width, I hate shoes that are too long, but I realize Carmina's lasts can be played around with a bit.
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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post


Boo. That was my fear.

Since the Inca in 8.5 fits splendidly, any recommendations for other lasts? I'm wary of sizing up a half size for more volume and width, I hate shoes that are too long, but I realize Carmina's lasts can be played around with a bit.

They seem very tight my friend no point in trying to make them fit. I can't recommend the detroit last enough it has just the right about of volume and space in the toe box. 

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Originally Posted by CaptainTohm View Post


Boo. That was my fear.

Since the Inca in 8.5 fits splendidly, any recommendations for other lasts? I'm wary of sizing up a half size for more volume and width, I hate shoes that are too long, but I realize Carmina's lasts can be played around with a bit.

 

Sorry, man, but would rather not have you waste money on something you'll regret. 

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That's for the feedback guys. I'll look into the Detroit and maybe try some loafer through The Armoury so that returns are reasonable.

I will absolutely be purchasing more shoes on the Inca last, however. At least one good thing came from this.
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