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There are obviously chunkier and slimmer shoes/boots, but that should only have to do with their looks on the outside and not sizing/how your feet fit inside.

I do not find that to be true at all, the shape or last really factors in the width and instep of the shoe, having a bubbly toe also provide a little extra length for example. Not to mention that people have different preferences on how they want their shoes to fit. Some prefer extra room while others prefer them to be real snug.
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I will never get the huge sizing discrepancies in clothing, especially footwear. Maybe this has been discussed before, and if so sorry for bringing up the topic again.

I mean, for any shoe sizing system, European, UK, US or whatever, there should be a direct correlation between a given size and the length of the foot in centimeters/inches.

For clothing it can be trickier because for example for tops it's not only the chest, there's also shoulders, arms, length..., same for bottoms, it's not just the waist, also rise, thigh, length, leg opening... also there are also clothes meant to be fitted and others looser, but there's not such a thing for footwear. There are obviously chunkier and slimmer shoes/boots, but that should only have to do with their looks on the outside and not sizing/how your feet fit inside.

And I know that when we talk about artisanal brands which produce goods "fatto a mano" there might be small variations, but if we talk about consistently sizing up 2 for a brand it seems like an easy to fix issue, doesn't it? Especially when this can be detrimental to the brands themselves, which can see their products being returned over an over again to retailers.

Sorry for the rant but this happened to me recently when I bought a pair of 10sei0otto boots... since it's not one of the brands discussed here (which are higher end), I couldn't really find references about how their sizing works, only to find out that they run at least 1 size large. So me, a true 41 had to buy a 40 in 10sei0otto and if I wanted to buy some Guidis I would have to buy a 43, a variation of 3 full sizes, it's ridiculous.

yea no idea why they just won't make a 44 be a 44... fyi 10sei0otto was discussed here and there are some peeps that own some and know sizing, ask anyway
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What's worse is when you're given three different waist measurements by two retailers and the brand itself of the exact same size pants which happened to me recently. Who to believe? Don't get me started on knitwear with stretched vs unstretched chest measurements. Yoox roulettes nothing compared to sizing roulette. 

i just had this happen to me with SNS herring where the measurements on the websites suggested the sweater should not fit me in a small, once i tried it on everything fit perfectly
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I do not find that to be true at all, the shape or last really factors in the width and instep of the shoe, having a bubbly toe also provide a little extra length for example. Not to mention that people have different preferences on how they want their shoes to fit. Some prefer extra room while others prefer them to be real snug.

 

I think if people want some extra room could just size up .5 if shoe makers got the sizing right. But if my feet are exactly 26.5 cms long, which should be a 41, IMHO it makes no sense that no feet which are 26.5 cms long can fit in a size 41 pair of Guidis, no matter how narrow the feet are, that's not a matter of personal preferences or toebox shape.

 

When we're talking about 3 full sizes of variation between two brands to get the same 'fit', something seems to be seriously wrong. And in a world where clothing purchases are shifting more and more towards online stores, this is IMHO a very important issue.

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I'm not arguing the the points you reposted though, just the sentence I quoted in which you cannot simply go up a size if a shoe is narrow and your feet is wide or if the shoe has a low instep and your feet has a high instep and those depends on the shoe shape/last, it isn't simply for looks.
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I'm not arguing the the points you reposted though, just the sentence I quoted in which you cannot simply go up a size if a shoe is narrow and your feet is wide or if the shoe has a low instep and your feet has a high instep and those depends on the shoe shape/last, it isn't simply for looks.

 

Sorry I'm still in rant mode. :embar:

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ann came in . the left boot has this discoloration and slightly more wrinkled look to it , not sure how much i care since i don't take care of footwear much but for a supposedly $1k boot to arrive new like this is a bit awkward.

what to do ?



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ann came in . the left boot has this discoloration and slightly more wrinkled look to it , not sure how much i care since i don't take care of footwear much but for a supposedly $1k boot to arrive new like this is a bit awkward.

what to do ?
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can't exchange for another pair?
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i don't know i've emailed them but they already removed this size from the website. let's see what they say ...

lesson learned is that i have no luck with online purchase of boots hah!
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

SO, anyone know where to find some white vibram soles?

They are there with a cobbler in Seattle.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Took a shot at these, hoping a 42 fits. I figure the price was pretty good.

Looks good!
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SS14 Devoa:
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Also available in reverse charcoal and purple gray.
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shah,

 

You got ripped off even if they were 50% off. Doesn't look like good construction to me.

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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

i don't know i've emailed them but they already removed this size from the website. let's see what they say ...

lesson learned is that i have no luck with online purchase of boots hah!

its not fair for you to settle at 1k so if you are not 100% happy, send them back. After all the hunt is part of the fun...
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devoa boots are nice but i hate that oval heel
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You got to be joking, shah
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They are there with a cobbler in Seattle.


who do you use in Seattle?
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