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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post

I have a pair of black cap toes on Detroit.  They actually work quite well, even if Detroit isn't exactly what comes to mind for a sleek, dressy last.

Ah, that's right there was an Oxford on Detroit.

I agree about the last, btw. Pretty damn shapely for an "American" style last. Here is the chukka next to a chukka on Vass F last. Detroit is only slightly less pointy, and actually hugs the sides of my foot better.

Both are wide versions, btw:


Edited by peppercorn78 - 8/25/16 at 10:05am
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I had a job interview this morning and wore  a pair of Simpson Burgundy Adelaides from Skoaktiebolaget I've had a little over thee years. The man interviewing me looked at them as we rode the elevator up to the interview room and said to me "beautiful shoes". Not the first time someone has given me the same compliment about these shoes.

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I had a job interview this morning and wore  a pair of Simpson Burgundy Adelaides from Skoaktiebolaget I've had a little over thee years. The man interviewing me looked at them as we rode the elevator up to the interview room and said to me "beautiful shoes". Not the first time someone has given me the same compliment about these shoes.

 

Hope it went well! I'm sure the shoes helped a good bit ;) 

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Thanks! It did go well and the gentleman was quite the cheerleader for me during the interview. I'm lucky. The Simpson is the best fitting shoe I've ever worn. I have narrow feet and a very narrow heel. Other then a little heel slippage (which for me is always the case) it fits like a glove. If I get the job I'm going to treat myself with another pair of Carminas (torn between Simpson and Robert). Its a decision I hope to have to make :).

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Originally Posted by Erskine Hawkins View Post
 

Thanks! It did go well and the gentleman was quite the cheerleader for me during the interview. I'm lucky. The Simpson is the best fitting shoe I've ever worn. I have narrow feet and a very narrow heel. Other then a little heel slippage (which for me is always the case) it fits like a glove. If I get the job I'm going to treat myself with another pair of Carminas (torn between Simpson and Robert). Its a decision I hope to have to make :).

 

Stick with Simpson if it fits you well! Pretty sure Robert last is "normal" fitting, so might be too wide for you. The devil you know and all that. 

post #18231 of 19297
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Originally Posted by Erskine Hawkins View Post

Thanks! It did go well and the gentleman was quite the cheerleader for me during the interview. I'm lucky. The Simpson is the best fitting shoe I've ever worn. I have narrow feet and a very narrow heel. Other then a little heel slippage (which for me is always the case) it fits like a glove. If I get the job I'm going to treat myself with another pair of Carminas (torn between Simpson and Robert). Its a decision I hope to have to make smile.gif.

Same boat as you with narrow heels, feet and low instep. If you go to another Carmina last, go alcudia. Should fit as well as Simpson.
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Thanks!

 

I've wondered about its fit. There's a picture on page 16 of this thread that shows the Forest, Robert, and Alcudia side by side. I think it is a nice looking last. The reason for considering the Robert is the Galosh on The Armoury site. Oh well, I can always lurk here for good ideas.

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Guys, any idea how to clean the sole? I am also wondering if it's normal for them to look like that just after 3-4 months. I have been wearing them during rainy periods but then those are norwegians with a dainite sole.
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Guys, any idea how to clean the sole? I am also wondering if it's normal for them to look like that just after 3-4 months. I have been wearing them during rainy periods but then those are norwegians with a dainite sole.

Looks like you just need to touch up with some edge dressing.
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Guys, any idea how to clean the sole? I am also wondering if it's normal for them to look like that just after 3-4 months. I have been wearing them during rainy periods but then those are norwegians with a dainite sole.

 

Is that the glue from the sole, it's the topy coming out? if yes and if it happened to me, I wouldn't clean it but I'd be dropping Carmina's factory (or the store you bought them at) claiming for a return and replacement.

 

I have a 3 year old Chukka boot, on Dainite, and never a problem. It's inadmissible on a 4 month old €400 boot...

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Here are more pictures, maybe they can express the problem more clearly. I think it has to do with rainy days, on which I am wearing them the most. But I mean the dainite sole is designed for those, right? Or do I need to be super careful regardless?
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Here are more pictures, maybe they can express the problem more clearly. I think it has to do with rainy days, on which I am wearing them the most. But I mean the dainite sole is designed for those, right? Or do I need to be super careful regardless?
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Super careful with a "bad weather" designed for shoe? I don't think so, it's unreasonable. I'm not...

 

It looks like that white glue they use. I'd send these pics to them and and ask for a solution. Cleaning is not going to solve anything, it's delaying a problem...

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Is that glue? Or is it a thin midsole that the dressing has flaked off of? I've had welt/edge dressing flake off myCarmina PTBs to expose a roughly finished edge.

Hard to tell even from these pics. Maybe post on the official shoe care thread?
post #18239 of 19297
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Is that glue? Or is it a thin midsole that the dressing has flaked off of? I've had welt/edge dressing flake off myCarmina PTBs to expose a roughly finished edge.

Hard to tell even from these pics. Maybe post on the official shoe care thread?

 

Definitely could be this. 

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Really just looks like it needs some edge dressing to me.

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