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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

 

Where did you get the CXLs?

Skoaktiebolaget and Epaulet both had the CXL when I was looking to purchase my pair.

 

 

I choose Epaulet however, because they came with the Dainite sole.

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Hello Gents,

For those of you with a Carmina single monk (either the style with or without the flap), do you find them to be comfortable walkers? I do a lot of walking in the city and my Alden monks are simply the last shoes I would choose to walk five blocks to the subway in. Any advice is appreciated!

Todd V
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Hello Gents,

For those of you with a Carmina single monk (either the style with or without the flap), do you find them to be comfortable walkers? I do a lot of walking in the city and my Alden monks are simply the last shoes I would choose to walk five blocks to the subway in. Any advice is appreciated!

Todd V

I recently wore my Rain lasted navy calf single monks during a vacation to San Francisco and walked almost all day around town in those shoes a couple of times. I found them to be comfortable and was happy with how they performed. These monks are a touch on the large side for me though (lace up Rain lasted shoes are more or less a perfect fit for me), and I used a thin insole to take up that little bit of extra volume, so maybe the fact that they are a little bit roomy for me contributed to the all day comfort.

These are the single monks:
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Skoaktiebolaget and Epaulet both had the CXL when I was looking to purchase my pair.

 

 

I choose Epaulet however, because they came with the Dainite sole.

 

Thanks!

post #5375 of 9462
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Originally Posted by Harvitz81 View Post

My wallet is probably happy that you don't have this up to 11UK (probably 11.5 being a simpson last). 

Hi Harvitz81, our largest size in stock is a 10.5UK, but do let us know if you are looking for any particular model and we can surely have it done MTO.

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I recently wore my Rain lasted navy calf single monks during a vacation to San Francisco and walked almost all day around town in those shoes a couple of times. I found them to be comfortable and was happy with how they performed. These monks are a touch on the large side for me though (lace up Rain lasted shoes are more or less a perfect fit for me), and I used a thin insole to take up that little bit of extra volume, so maybe the fact that they are a little bit roomy for me contributed to the all day comfort.

These are the single monks: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Is the Navy Blue that rich in color? I thought it was lighter. Looks that way in Epaulet photos.
post #5377 of 9462
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Is the Navy Blue that rich in color? I thought it was lighter. Looks that way in Epaulet photos.

Here is our navy calf. They are definitely deep navy :)

 

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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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Detroit, definitely

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I recently wore my Rain lasted navy calf single monks during a vacation to San Francisco and walked almost all day around town in those shoes a couple of times. I found them to be comfortable and was happy with how they performed. These monks are a touch on the large side for me though (lace up Rain lasted shoes are more or less a perfect fit for me), and I used a thin insole to take up that little bit of extra volume, so maybe the fact that they are a little bit roomy for me contributed to the all day comfort.

These are the single monks: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Is the Navy Blue that rich in color? I thought it was lighter. Looks that way in Epaulet photos.

I think it looks lighter in broad daylight. The picture I posted is more or less what the color looks like either indoors or outdoors with overcast skies.

This picture kind of shows how it looks in direct sunlight:
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I was thinking the same thing about the navy color, but I believe that Epaulet's navy color is totally different than the standard navy calf. It almost looks more like a royal blue than a navy.
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Here is our navy calf. They are definitely deep navy smile.gif


And very, very nice!
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I recently wore my Rain lasted navy calf single monks during a vacation to San Francisco and walked almost all day around town in those shoes a couple of times. I found them to be comfortable and was happy with how they performed. These monks are a touch on the large side for me though (lace up Rain lasted shoes are more or less a perfect fit for me), and I used a thin insole to take up that little bit of extra volume, so maybe the fact that they are a little bit roomy for me contributed to the all day comfort.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
These are the single monks:


Thank you sir. That looseness with a monkstrap is what worries me. I am debating between the singlemonk and a rain last split toe for my first pair of Carminas (on sale) and I cannot decide. Maybe I should get both!
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Thanks!

No problem, Good Luck.

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