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someone else posted these a1923 backzips a while back, and now i'm strongly considering getting them. the price is 625€ / $845, including international shipping and paypal fees. they don't really appear to have much wear so it seems like a pretty good deal.
i just have two main concerns:
1. they're marked size 43 and the seller said they fit tts with an insole, but could fit bigger without. i'm a true size 44. he said the insole measures 29cm / 11.4" which seemed pretty comparable to my shoes. would it be reasonable or overly optimistic to expect these to fit? if they were a bit too tight, do you think a cobbler could stretch them without issue?
2. i want to wear these with the shaft of the boot tucked _under_ my pants (or pants over the boot shaft, w/e). i anticipate wearing them mainly with slim-straight jeans that measure 19cm / 7.5" across the leg opening. he told me that i would be able to do that without any problem, but has a fit pic (here) with his pants tucked into the jeans which gives me some doubts...i really dislike the boot tuck on side/backzips. he said the top of the boot shaft measures 35cm / 13.75" in circumference. unfortunately i don't have any good boots to compare it with (the main reason i want them...). just comparing my hem measurement to the shaft it seems like it shouldn't be a problem but i also don't want my jeans to look incredibly stiff near my calves. anyone have any idea if that would work?
i'd really appreciate any input on this. thanks in advance guys.
19cm pants / jeans look fine if there is stacking but you will notice the top of the boot slightly. smaller hem though and it'll stick out unfortunately.
also, forgot to add my own opinion on sizing.. I have the same model shoe and I'm a true size 44 / 11 in most everything and I had to size down to 43 because 44 was just too big, even with an insole. 43's fit fine, albeit a bit roomy without an insole. with an insole, its dead on perfect.
Edited by ExAngel - 2/5/13 at 7:50pm