I have both. I like forest for a derby better and uetem for loafers. Uetem is a last specially designed for loafers.
It's sleeker and forest is more bulky.
Check carminas last comparison here:www.carminashoemaker.com › about-last
I am UK7.5 in Simpson as well and I own a Rain in UK7.5. While I do experience some slight heel slip (depending on the socks I wear) in it, I don't think I could size down without getting problems in the forefoot area.
My new double monks on the Simpson last - very happy with them. I bought them some time ago and at first they were unbearable but very quickly they turned into one of my most comfortable pair. I feel a decent amount of arch support and the leather is nice and supple. Will buy more on the Simpson in the future.
thanks so much for the advice. will look for one thats at least 9uk thanks
I'm new here, this forum popped up during my search for some new boots - so hi!
I'm after some advice.
I've recently caught the bug of liking nice, well made shoes and boots after I bought a nice pair of Joseph Cheaney Maidstone Brogues for my wedding.
I'm after some Black boots and I was initially looking at the Cheaney Elliot Boot but I've stumbled across the Carmina Balmoral Boot.
I have a slim foot and like how the Cheaney's that I have fit (nice and slim / streamlined). The Cheanye's are an F fitting on last 205. I'm wondering how the Carmina Balmoral's fit and whether they would be similar to the fit that i'm after?
Also, i'm normally a UK9 but the Cheaney's fit best in an UK8.5. Does anyone know if this would be the size to get for the Balmoral's too?
Many thanks guys - great forum!