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OK, thought on this please?
This shows the creasing on the shoes after about 4 hours wear with the left being far more pronounced. I feel they fit a tiny bit long but nothing serious
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post #5973 of 10175
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

OK, thought on this please?
This shows the creasing on the shoes after about 4 hours wear with the left being far more pronounced. I feel they fit a tiny bit long but nothing serious
 

All I know is that my shoes got delivered today, and I pray that mine won't look like that after only 4 hours..

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Originally Posted by coupas View Post

All I know is that my shoes got delivered today, and I pray that mine won't look like that after only 4 hours..
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post #5975 of 10175
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

OK, thought on this please?
This shows the creasing on the shoes after about 4 hours wear with the left being far more pronounced. I feel they fit a tiny bit long but nothing serious

 

The thing isn't that they fit too long, I don't think.  I think the last is too long i.e. even if they feel snug on the feet, the toes aren't far enough into the toebox, because ideally your size might be one smaller, in a wider fitting (whether or not that exists).  I've seen this a lot with people wearing G&G in this forum - going up a size, that feels fine, fits fine in a way, but wears wrong because the toe box is just too far away from the end of the foot.  I find after a while that the shoe starts to look an odd, shape, as most of it begins to mould to the foot, but the toe begins to look increasingly separate!

 

Honestly it's one of the reasons I haven't gone for these MTOs: if the lasts aren't right to fit in the normal size, then they don't fit and I don't want them.  If MTO is non-retuernable, I'm not taking a chance on a last that I don't already know fits (and preferably in the same style - I've different sizes in oxford and derby on the same last in one case).  Of course I could be wrong about yours, but I think as a general thing, if the regular size doesn't fit, don't size up - get a wider fitting if available, or a different last if not.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

The thing isn't that they fit too long, I don't think.  I think the last is too long i.e. even if they feel snug on the feet, the toes aren't far enough into the toebox, because ideally your size might be one smaller, in a wider fitting (whether or not that exists).  I've seen this a lot with people wearing G&G in this forum - going up a size, that feels fine, fits fine in a way, but wears wrong because the toe box is just too far away from the end of the foot.  I find after a while that the shoe starts to look an odd, shape, as most of it begins to mould to the foot, but the toe begins to look increasingly separate!

Honestly it's one of the reasons I haven't gone for these MTOs: if the lasts aren't right to fit in the normal size, then they don't fit and I don't want them.  If MTO is non-retuernable, I'm not taking a chance on a last that I don't already know fits (and preferably in the same style - I've different sizes in oxford and derby on the same last in one case).  Of course I could be wrong about yours, but I think as a general thing, if the regular size doesn't fit, don't size up - get a wider fitting if available, or a different last if not.
That's the thing, I didn't size up, this is my regular size!
I've sized my on order MTO down half based on this but they're not cap toes so it wouldn't have been so bad anyway. The right shoe is fine but the left is now creasing all the way back on the inside. Think I'm gonna email Pepe, something ain't right!
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

OK, thought on this please?
This shows the creasing on the shoes after about 4 hours wear with the left being far more pronounced. I feel they fit a tiny bit long but nothing serious

holy shitballs!

 

I'm wearing mine for the first time tomorrow, I pray to whoever is up there that they come out looking better than yours.

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Hoping to grab a museum calf belt in the latest MTO.

post #5979 of 10175
Guys, you're fuckin killing me here! Emailed Pepe the pictures. Let's see what he says
post #5980 of 10175

What are you expecting to get out of this? A new pair?

post #5981 of 10175
Not at all! But if they've been badly made I'd expect something done about it even if that extends to a remake
post #5982 of 10175
I can 99% say that the last is too long for you, possibly even by 1cm can make this difference. I know because I had it on a pair of Grensons before I knew to only buy lasts I know that fit me.

What's happening is where it's creasing is where a certain part of your foot/big toe should be filling out that part of the shoe. But because it's not, when you walk it's collapsing and you are getting these creases, which are much deeper than regular creases. It's also probably worth remembering that leather is designed to crease, for obvious comfort reasons. But it relies on your foot being in the right place to crease in the right spots. I feel sorry for you because they are beautiful shoes.
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I can 99% say that the last is too long for you, possibly even by 1cm can make this difference. I know because I had it on a pair of Grensons before I knew to only buy lasts I know that fit me.

What's happening is where it's creasing is where a certain part of your foot/big toe should be filling out that part of the shoe. But because it's not, when you walk it's collapsing and you are getting these creases, which are much deeper than regular creases. It's also probably worth remembering that leather is designed to crease, for obvious comfort reasons. But it relies on your foot being in the right place to crease in the right spots. I feel sorry for you because they are beautiful shoes.
I totally accept that hypothesis but why only one shoe? My big toe is actually further into the toecap on the left than the right. Gonna end up beaters which, after the wait and how they look is a fkn tragedy!
post #5984 of 10175
I'm sure Pepe would try his best to fix this for you.

My Museum MTO has splitting soles again! frown.gif
It seems that I'm the only one have problems with this split soles issues.
The welt area was coming loose and I could see the white threads stitching binding the leather and soles together. I took a picture and sent it to Pepe. He was quick to reply and told me that it doesn't look right and wanted me to send the shoes back for him to take a look. He offered to have it resoled.

I've shipped the shoes back and will have to wait a month for it again :/
post #5985 of 10175
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I can 99% say that the last is too long for you, possibly even by 1cm can make this difference. I know because I had it on a pair of Grensons before I knew to only buy lasts I know that fit me.

What's happening is where it's creasing is where a certain part of your foot/big toe should be filling out that part of the shoe. But because it's not, when you walk it's collapsing and you are getting these creases, which are much deeper than regular creases. It's also probably worth remembering that leather is designed to crease, for obvious comfort reasons. But it relies on your foot being in the right place to crease in the right spots. I feel sorry for you because they are beautiful shoes.

Even bespoke shoes have creases, albeit significantly less than RTW, or one that has been sized properly. Always found that using shoe trees were helpful in reducing the creases post-wear.
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