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post #5311 of 9538
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

I would go for a Tomir rubber sole, a little more dressy. But there's one drawback in using Carmina as travel shoes (at least if you're passing through security) and that's that they use metal shanks. Many English makers (EG, G&G etc) use wooden shanks.

The security is not an issue but can you please share more information on the Tomir soles? A pic or link? And how is it better than the usual Dainite?

TIA
post #5312 of 9538
Can anyone tell me what Carmina's round lasts are? Forest and Robert? Anything else? (Rain and Inca are definitely too pointy.)

Looking for something similar to C&J's 317 or 325 last.

317

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325

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post #5313 of 9538

Give the Forest last a look. It's similar to the 325, at least from that angle.

 

Detroit last is rounded too.

post #5314 of 9538
Oscar, Detroit
post #5315 of 9538
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Can anyone tell me what Carmina's round lasts are? Forest and Robert? Anything else? (Rain and Inca are definitely too pointy.)

Looking for something similar to C&J's 317 or 325 last.

317
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325
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I'd say Forest is closest to what you're looking for. There's also the Oscar, which is even more rounded. There's also a new last developed for country style shoes that is very round and a bit clunky, cannot remember the name of this one though.
post #5316 of 9538

Also the Soller by the looks of it.

 

Oscar is round but it has a low instep and less room in the toebox area, for me.

post #5317 of 9538
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recent purchase-

 

Love the calf-suede oxfords, although the SM are good as well.


Edited by sdolina - 7/21/13 at 9:54am
post #5318 of 9538
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recent purchase-
 

Wear those single monks with pride. I love them.

post #5319 of 9538
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Give the Forest last a look. It's similar to the 325, at least from that angle.

Detroit last is rounded too.

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Oscar, Detroit

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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

I'd say Forest is closest to what you're looking for. There's also the Oscar, which is even more rounded. There's also a new last developed for country style shoes that is very round and a bit clunky, cannot remember the name of this one though.

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Also the Soller by the looks of it.

Oscar is round but it has a low instep and less room in the toebox area, for me.

Thanks all.

How much room does the Detroit have in the toebox?
post #5320 of 9538
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Oscar is round but it has a low instep and less room in the toebox area, for me.

Thanks all.

How much room does the Detroit have in the toebox?

Detroit is pretty roomy in my experience, very similar fit to Alden's barrie last.

post #5321 of 9538
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post


I would go for a Tomir rubber sole, a little more dressy. But there's one drawback in using Carmina as travel shoes (at least if you're passing through security) and that's that they use metal shanks. Many English makers (EG, G&G etc) use wooden shanks.


Would like to know what tomir rubber soles are as well. first time I'm hearing this. Thanks for any info.

post #5322 of 9538
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

I would go for a Tomir rubber sole, a little more dressy. But there's one drawback in using Carmina as travel shoes (at least if you're passing through security) and that's that they use metal shanks. Many English makers (EG, G


Would like to know what tomir rubber soles are as well. first time I'm hearing this. Thanks for any info.

Pic here.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/338047/skoaktiebolaget-carmina-eg-gg-bonafe-official-affiliate-thread/60#post_6192563
post #5323 of 9538
Anyone interested in jumping on a Simpson last group MTO? I have an idea based on a pair of Tom Ford shoes I saw a pic of recently.

It would have punching along the vamp and quarters as shown in this pic:
http://www.carminashoemaker.com/web/hom/coleccion_modelo_detalle.php?lang=eng&dist=h&id_col=8&id_mod=18&id_modFull=0,15,236,235,234,233,115,114,113,112,111,110,109,108,107,18,17,16,261

But instead of a plain toe, I'd like a punched captoe with a medallion like this:
http://www.carminashoemaker.com/web/hom/coleccion_modelo_detalle.php?lang=eng&dist=h&id_col=17&id_mod=63&id_modFull=0,53,64,65,66,67,68,69,105,106,63,62,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,232

I'm thinking this would look great as a balmoral with single leather sole in dark cognac...or maybe suede. Anyone interested in something like this?
post #5324 of 9538

To help you out beetle. something like this with a cap?

 

post #5325 of 9538
Yes, like the second one from the left in the above pic, thank you! I think Carmina could make a great looking version of that on the Simpson.
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