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post #1141 of 1150
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

Hi all!

Sorry to barge in! Looking to get into Carmina, and I was trying to figure out my size. I've mostly worn Alden on the Barrie and what drew me to Carmina was the sleekness of the lasts. Very nice.

I'm a 9.5D Barrie, what would people suggest I do for

a lace up and a loafer on the forest last
and lace up and loafer on uetam,
and lace up Soller?

From looking through the thread it looks like on most lasts id be 9UK; however, I was wondering if I should go 8.5UK for loafers on forest or uetam or stick to 9UK

Thanks in advance for your help!

Feel free to email sales@skoaktiebolaget.se for any fitting advice.
post #1142 of 1150

Whats your take on the Uetam last compared to Rain and Simpson? I tried my regular size (which is the same in both) and it seemed way too short. I wonder if the heel would get too big if I sized up.

post #1143 of 1150
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Originally Posted by dresstokill View Post

Whats your take on the Uetam last compared to Rain and Simpson? I tried my regular size (which is the same in both) and it seemed way too short. I wonder if the heel would get too big if I sized up.

I am 8 on rain and needed to go 8 on uetem because 8.5 had significant heel slip. It's very snug but eventually with suede it will fit just fine after couple of wears.
post #1144 of 1150

Quick question: it seems that 7UK in Rain equals 7UK in Forest.  Is this correct?

post #1145 of 1150

I posted on the other Carmina thread, but thought it might be appropriate to check here as well..

 

I have a sizing question for the ladies. I'd love to get my wife a gift of the red cordovan boots at the Carmino MTO page, but I am unsure of the sizing. Standard sizing chart says to go -2.5 from US to get the UK size, so in my wife's case that would be 7US-->4.5UK.

 

Does anyone have experience ordering women's footwear from Carmina? Does this -2.5 size conversion reflect your experience with Carmina?

 

FYI, here's the boot:

 

post #1146 of 1150
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

Quick question: it seems that 7UK in Rain equals 7UK in Forest.  Is this correct?

 

Yes, for me this is true.

post #1147 of 1150

Soooo, I just tried on a UK9.5 loafer on the Rain last, and while the width was fine my heel popped out effortlessly. The salesman suggested that a laced shoe in that size, though, would be fine. (They only had loafers on the Rain and didn't have a UK9 I could test the width out on.)

 

Does that seem right? If so, would a monkstrap also work out? Or is it reasonable to go down a half size?

 

(The salesman (at Wilkes Bashford, currently running a sale) was super nice, btw, even though I was totally up front that I just wanted to figure out sizing. I should go back there at some point and actually buy something.)

post #1148 of 1150

Different types of shoes can have a big effect on this - on a pair of Chelsea boots I had to size down by 0.5 to achieve a good fit (especially to fight heel slip) while in lace-up shoes on the same last I can take my regular size almost without heel slip.

 

This is something you can only figure out trying the particular pair of shoes. It might also be a last thats just not for you.

post #1149 of 1150

I'm UK9 in Crockett and Jones and have UK9.5 Rain wholecuts from Carmina which are pretty comfy. I wanted to buy the Carmina Simpson Cordovan should I go for UK9.5 again even though they are slimmer?

post #1150 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Colr View Post

I'm UK9 in Crockett and Jones and have UK9.5 Rain wholecuts from Carmina which are pretty comfy. I wanted to buy the Carmina Simpson Cordovan should I go for UK9.5 again even though they are slimmer?

If 9.5 Rain is comfortable for you then you probably need a 10 in Simpson.
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