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post #17207 of 18886
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

I'm an 8UK in the Simpson last - would an 8UK in the Inca for a Chelsea boot work for me? Or am I too ambitious?

Regards,

AJ

 

Really unlikely.  A lot of people size up for Simpson, and a lot of people size down for Inca.

post #17208 of 18886
Considering it is a boot I would size down .5
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

I'm an 8UK in the Simpson last - would an 8UK in the Inca for a Chelsea boot work for me? Or am I too ambitious?

Regards,

AJ
post #17209 of 18886
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Originally Posted by beargonefishing View Post

I purchased a pair of riding boots for my wife on December 28, 2015. I received confirmation of shipment on January 28, 2016. According to the shipper, the boots were delivered on February 17, 2016; they weren't.

I contacted Carmina and got the following response:

Dear Lane,

Sorry, there was a mistake here. Your boots are still in production. I hope they will be shipped by the end of the next week.

Best regards

Jaime


I have now sent three followup emails, and one directly to Betty, asking for any updates, but have received absolutely no response. Has anyone else had problems with responsiveness, or production/shipments taking over two months?

I am having the same issue. I placed an order on the 3rd received a FedEx link that shows my order was sent out on the 4th. And today, I saw to my horror that the shoes has been delivered and signed by a guy in another country.

To begin with, I was told it's still in production and will ship in approximately 45days before I order. I thought they are well ahead of schedule. It appears perhaps the FedEx link I received on my order are not my shoes.

I m now awaiting reply from Carmina as well...
post #17210 of 18886
I guess it's spring, so loafers are out!

post #17211 of 18886
Gentlemen,

Advice needed...

I purchased these light shell Rain last 922s last year from a wonderful fellow on SF. The shoes are fantastic, but I don't wear them because I notice a gap at the back of the shoes at the ankle opening. Otherwise... they fit me well. (Sorry for the lousy photos, but they should give you a general idea.)




Am I being too OCD about this? My local cobbler suggested that he could insert a strip of leather in the back of each shoe that would fill in some of the gap.

What do you think?

AHS
post #17212 of 18886
^ you probably need an insole.
post #17213 of 18886

Insole as earlier said or add some material above the instep i.e. a tongue pad. Each with benefits and drawbacks naturally.

 

There should be plenty of removable options to try out before you make a permanent solution. By the looks of it you have lower instep / lower volume at the instep then what the rain last is designed to accommodate so it might be possible you will get a better but not perfect fit in this last 

post #17214 of 18886

Gentleman, this is my case with the Simpson last in size uk8 where at the end of day the mismatch of the shoes low instep an my high volume feet causes a bit of redness. It happens more with laceups than with the double monks. I want a shoe in Detroit but being suggested to go uk7.5. I'm pondering staying size 8 because of what I go through with Simpson. Suggestions?
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Originally Posted by CarlosMS16 View Post


Gentleman, this is my case with the Simpson last in size uk8 where at the end of day the mismatch of the shoes low instep an my high volume feet causes a bit of redness. It happens more with laceups than with the double monks. I want a shoe in Detroit but being suggested to go uk7.5. I'm pondering staying size 8 because of what I go through with Simpson. Suggestions?


7.5 in detroit

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post


7.5 in detroit

Although I can't speak for Simpson, I go down a half size from Rain to Detroit. As I understand the last's, Simpson and Rain are roughly equal in length, so I would also recommend 7.5 for Detroit...
post #17217 of 18886
I wear same size in Detroit and Simpson. Probably need to go down a half size for Rain.
post #17218 of 18886

Gentlemen,

 

I know you all have already saw my new Carmina LWB, but I have some work done to the soles that I think you may find interesting.

 

My cobbler installed dark brown rubber Topy's to the entire underside of the sole.

 

Here is the results:

photo IMG_0596_zpsgyhocx0j.jpg

 

photo IMG_0598_zpsnsipn02s.jpg

 

Usually I just have him do the heel and about 2/3 of the forefront.  I am really digging this however.

 

Happy Wednesday!

post #17219 of 18886
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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Gentlemen,

Advice needed...

I purchased these light shell Rain last 922s last year from a wonderful fellow on SF. The shoes are fantastic, but I don't wear them because I notice a gap at the back of the shoes at the ankle opening. Otherwise... they fit me well. (Sorry for the lousy photos, but they should give you a general idea.)




Am I being too OCD about this? My local cobbler suggested that he could insert a strip of leather in the back of each shoe that would fill in some of the gap.

What do you think?

AHS

Sell them. No good fit.

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Originally Posted by AHS View Post

Gentlemen,

Advice needed...

I purchased these light shell Rain last 922s last year from a wonderful fellow on SF. The shoes are fantastic, but I don't wear them because I notice a gap at the back of the shoes at the ankle opening. Otherwise... they fit me well. (Sorry for the lousy photos, but they should give you a general idea.)




Am I being too OCD about this? My local cobbler suggested that he could insert a strip of leather in the back of each shoe that would fill in some of the gap.

What do you think?

AHS

@Zapasman  is probably right, unfortunately.  Seems like this could be a case of Rain's high instep not working well for your foot.  I was never a fan of heel/tongue pads.  Even with such corrective measures, the fit will feel off, and it will dissuade you from wearing them as much as you otherwise would.

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