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post #8026 of 12895

unlikely. 997 is the same as 995 but with a taller shaft. if its too tall, you have have a cobbler reduce the height.

post #8027 of 12895
you positive? I am asking because I handled a 995 in different sizes and the shaft height on the bigger size is slightly bigger but that might be cause of the slight individual variations so I neede to confirm if the shaft does increase relative to the size
post #8028 of 12895
in case some are curious about the Guidi 995 toe box when worn

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post #8029 of 12895
I really like the 995 on horse or cordovan. i'm a US 8 Eu 41 i should order 42 right? Really thanks for all the guidi info. You guys awesome. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #8030 of 12895
I am usually a 41-42 and sized up to 43. Worked out fine. 995 a bit slimmer when worn on my feet than the 988 back zip
post #8031 of 12895
can anyone compare guidi 995 in donkey and horse full grain? The donkey looks so sick.

post #8032 of 12895

Horse full grain is really nice and pretty non-distressed compared to donkey. Breaks in really well. Really like my pair.

post #8033 of 12895
Would you guys prefer horse or cordovan? Price difference is 100€ (~132$).
post #8034 of 12895

i love my cordovan cont.

prefer cordovan, but both are very similar i think.

post #8035 of 12895
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Originally Posted by filcol View Post

Would you guys prefer horse or cordovan? Price difference is 100€ (~132$).

in this case you are choosing horse cordovan VS horse. Shell cordovan is made from the fiborous muscle of a horses rump (aka ass) and will be very tough (good for a lot of wear, will take a beating). Horse will be a little less tough than shell but will also take quiet a beating too. Horse leather is tough in general. Given the option i would always side with shell cordovan because I have seen what it can do and it ages very well. (note: cordovan does not breath as well nor stretch as well as other leathers)

I think for MC shoes/boots cordovan makes a lot more sense then other leathers because it ages very well. Shell mc shoes after a lot of wear look a lot better than other leathers with same amount of wear in my opinion. Not saying that if you dont take care of your calf shoes they wont look good.

For sw&d brands, in this case guidi, the boots come a bit wrinkled and dont have the same shape/construction as MC shoes. The idea is that the boots will mold to your feet and assume some cool shape but do not need to retain the fresh out the box new shoe luster that mc shoes need. Guidi should be worn hard everyday whereas MC is office/formal events.

If $132 is not an issue go for the cordovan but both choices are good and you wont go wrong.

Gosh you guys are selling me on guidi, maybe i'll pick up a pair in Italy. Hoping to visit PN/P in florence.
post #8036 of 12895
cordovan cont is just 'rough out' cordovan yes? or is that reverse cordovan is there a difference?
post #8037 of 12895
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

mine was $45/$50 and the cobbler did a real good job, i always offer him cash to skip on taxes


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Originally Posted by dotcomzzz View Post

nicelynice i paid around $75 for a new heel and topy in seoul. it was a little high but he was the only cobbler that wasn't a shack on the side of the road

When you guys had the cobbler add a heel, did they remove some layers to account for the thickness of the rubber heel? What about the nails in the heel itself?
post #8038 of 12895
Regarding of the Cordovan leather.

Quoting a guy from SZ. Bascially it's saying it's cordovan but not the shell.
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Originally Posted by sissyleaks;388039 
CONT = CONTRARIO in italian. so reverse.

with guidi its not 'shell'. Im pretty sure that they only make whole butts- or double butts- the entire ass of the horse. They dont seperate the shells...

There are only 2 places in the world that do 'genuine shell cordovan'.
Horween and another one in japan i cannot remember.

The salesperson doesnt know his/her shit....


Treat the leather like suede.
post #8039 of 12895
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Originally Posted by brokeassp View Post


When you guys had the cobbler add a heel, did they remove some layers to account for the thickness of the rubber heel? What about the nails in the heel itself?

You can ask the cobbler to shave down the heel. I didn't do it. I recommend for you to just get a thinner rubber sole for the heel. Topy is normally thinner than vibrim althought they have thick options as well.
post #8040 of 12895
Thanks andrewgreg that's what i thought


for my topy they shaved a little off the sole when I got the topy. They were puttimg rubber over what used to be a plain leather sole. they kind of embedded it in the sole. for the heel they just took off the sole and slapped on a new one, nothing taken off. They didn't nail it down and I didn't ask, this was in korea, so was just happy they knew how to replace without fucking up the rest of the boot.
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