Originally Posted by chogall
Looking very nice.
Regular Hiro Last or modified? GY1 or GY2 Hand welted?
In what aspect are they 'inferior' to C&J Handgrade/Carmina?
I would go for suede oxford, but that's just me.
Look forward to some pictures after a couple weeks of hard break-in!
Hard to say exactly what it is that is "inferior" as they are nice overall.
Id say the finishing on the sole isnt as "perfect" and the stitching around the sole again isnt as neat as the others. This is only on very close inspection though!
The inner leather lining is also a cheaper finish (thinner?) and was evident after 6hour of wear ... Got a blister on my heel despite a perfect fit, these are quite hard and will need quite a beating to break in (wasnt so bad on cj or carminas)
Still very happy with them and have had numerous compliments today