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post #7576 of 10924
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Originally Posted by fistinyoface View Post

If you notice the difference between vibram and topy, you're paying too much attention to the bottom of your shoes.
Vibram and Topy are just brands. Both manufacturers have a number of different products for different uses. I know also other high quality manufacturers from Italy which are used by some cobblers.
post #7577 of 10924
AW13 Layer-0, including Layer-0 X In Aisce:
http://www.layerslondon.com/menswear/layer0/?collection=2013-B

C. Diem from moonfox/Dmitri
http://www.ebay.com/itm//121147687610
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121148105411
post #7578 of 10924
i like the tall boot!
post #7579 of 10924

I tried on a pair of Guidi backzips and there was an extra cm of length, resulting in slight heel slippage. Should I size down by half?

post #7580 of 10924
Get an insole?
post #7581 of 10924
I find guidi zip boots to run a full size big (.5 cm). Usually you can size down by 1 (from your normal guidi sizing)
post #7582 of 10924

With normal shoes, 1cm is fine. But people have said that Guidi should "fit like a glove."

I guess this means that the boots are too big for me? I'm hoping that somebody who has backzips will let me know how much extra space they have in the boot and how comfortable it is to wear it. Will heel slippage be reduced after the break in period?

post #7583 of 10924
No. Heel slippage will increase after only a few wears. Insole or returns are your best options.
post #7584 of 10924
Size down 1-2 full sizes for Guidi's. I'm a 40/41 an have a pair of 42 reversed calf backzips, which I may need to add an insole once the leather stretches out from normal wear.

If you have room in the toe and across the vamp, definitely size down some. Guidi's generally stretch out after breaking them, so that will not help with heel slippage. If you were able to try on a pair, why didn't you try on a smaller size to compare? Even if the smaller size wasn't the same colorway you wanted, at least you'd be able to compare.
post #7585 of 10924

If the shoe fits well except for the loose heel, you could stick a strip of self-adhesive moleskin around the inside of the heel. Be warned - removing it will leave tacky glue, which has to be rubbed off with a solvent. Alcohol works.

post #7586 of 10924
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Originally Posted by Feji View Post

Size downUP 1-2 full sizes for Guidi's. I'm a 40/41 an have a pair of 42 reversed calf backzips, which I may need to add an insole once the leather stretches out from normal wear.

If you have room in the toe and across the vamp, definitely size down some. Guidi's generally stretch out after breaking them, so that will not help with heel slippage. If you were able to try on a pair, why didn't you try on a smaller size to compare? Even if the smaller size wasn't the same colorway you wanted, at least you'd be able to compare.

FTFY
post #7587 of 10924
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

FTFY

DAMN YOU GOT ME
post #7588 of 10924

Thanks guys. I guess I should look for a pair with less than 0.5cm of extra length? Or is even that too much?

 

I found this blog about the Guidi factory.

http://bagnidilucca.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/searching-for-guidi/

I wonder how much the shoes cost at the manufacturing factory/office? Will the markup be significantly less? If you buy several pairs at once, will the savings outweigh the cost of an airplane ticket? happy.gif

post #7589 of 10924
/\ When you get them, they should fit to the point they feel tight. The whole idea is for them to stretch and mold to your feet, and stretch they do!

I got a 988S in my size+1, and now I need an insole...
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