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post #1141 of 1189
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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 1189

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 1189
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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 1189

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

post #1145 of 1189

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 1189
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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.

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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 1189

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 1189

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?

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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.
post #1151 of 1189
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Originally Posted by Shawl Lapel View Post


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

 

I am comfortable in UK 9 in Rain and just about almost all other brands. Was always wondering if 9.5 Simpson will fit me.

I have a9 Uetam and it is a stretch too tight for my instep and wide-ish feet.

I have some shoes in 9.5, but unless they are oxfords, they tend to be a bit too long (especially loafers).

Wonder if any other folks have similar experiences/feedback....

I need to try 9.5 Simpson in person really.

post #1152 of 1189
Yes. I have two Rain in 9.5UK and one Simpson in 10UK that fits tighter than Rain due to narrower last and lower instep. All three pairs are oxfords.
Originally Posted by urban View Post
 

 

I am comfortable in UK 9 in Rain and just about almost all other brands. Was always wondering if 9.5 Simpson will fit me.

I have a9 Uetam and it is a stretch too tight for my instep and wide-ish feet.

I have some shoes in 9.5, but unless they are oxfords, they tend to be a bit too long (especially loafers).

Wonder if any other folks have similar experiences/feedback....

I need to try 9.5 Simpson in person really.

post #1153 of 1189

Interesting, I did not think Carmina made loafers on Rain last. the only ones I have seen (in Carmina store) are on Uetam and Forrest.

 

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Originally Posted by oulipien View Post
 

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 #1154 of 1189
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Originally Posted by urban View Post

I am comfortable in UK 9 in Rain and just about almost all other brands. Was always wondering if 9.5 Simpson will fit me.


I have a9 Uetam and it is a stretch too tight for my instep and wide-ish feet.


I have some shoes in 9.5, but unless they are oxfords, they tend to be a bit too long (especially loafers).


Wonder if any other folks have similar experiences/feedback....


I need to try 9.5 Simpson in person really.

I haven't tried Uetam but 9.5 in Rain is comfortable for me, meaning it fits but isn't snug anywhere. Alcudia fits snugly, in a good way. Simpson in 9.5 was too low at the vamp and instep for me making the shoe crush my foot when I walked and flexed it. I didn't get a chance to try it in 10 to see if that was better. But generally I've heard to go up half a size from Rain to Simpson.
post #1155 of 1189
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Originally Posted by urban View Post

I am comfortable in UK 9 in Rain and just about almost all other brands. Was always wondering if 9.5 Simpson will fit me.


I have a9 Uetam and it is a stretch too tight for my instep and wide-ish feet.


I have some shoes in 9.5, but unless they are oxfords, they tend to be a bit too long (especially loafers).


Wonder if any other folks have similar experiences/feedback....


I need to try 9.5 Simpson in person really.

I'm in a similar situation to you - I think 9.5 sounds like the right choice.
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