Originally Posted by DomD
Some interim info courtesy of Richard @ The Shoehealer :
The Eaton based model can go on either 4497s or 4444 Last.
It is most likely that the Junya model is on 4497s, but would need one at hand, and checked the Insole. So maybe a forum member can confirm?
For Bulk MTO we all need be on same Last, and in same Width Fitting.
Richard advises " I find, that most are suited to dropping just half a size from US to UK Sizes in 4497s."
"The 4444 being generous by Half a Size, necessitates for most, a Full Size drop from US to UK sizes. "
He wouldn’t be confident of Burnishing Acorn to match 1001 Burnished.
Richard need's confirmed interest, and a 100 GBP deposit from each person on confirmation of order.
When the final spec is decided, and written in the correct format, all participants would be sent a copy of the spec with their size, at which time the deposit is required.
Depending on how we go in terms of definite/confirmed interest we are looking at perhaps January delivery, subject to no delays at the factory.
Hope this helps.....I'll update the spec format later on here.
I'm wondering whether Tricker's advice about sizing down a half from your "normal" UK size is more useful than following international conversions.
I'm a US 11D when it comes to practically all US shoes, and am a UK 10E when it comes to C&J, AS, Church's, and Loake.
But the Tricker's 4444 last in UK10 is too roomy and large for my foot.
Am still cool with the 4444 option, though. I just want to double-check with Richard and see if he thinks a UK 9.5 will work for me. I've seen comments from others that suggest it will.
As for the 1001 burnished versus Acorn Antique debate, I'm still leaning toward the Acorn Antique. I love the orange pop that it's got.
It may be a standard color when it comes to Tricker's, but it's a really unique one when compared to other brands.
The 1001 burnished, by comparison, looks a bit dull to me, and seems more suitable for a dressy oxford shoe with a varnished welt. When you pair it with a black sole and a natural welt, however, it looks kinda blah: