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post #316 of 754

Any experience with soller last as compared to rain and oscar lasts?

post #317 of 754
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Any experience with soller last as compared to rain and oscar lasts?

Fiddler,

I only have rain last. I was considering buying shoes on Soller last and I requested more information from a good folks at Skoaktiebolaget and this is what they told me.

" It is a slightly wider and especially longer last than most other E fitting shoes. Compared to Rain it is similar in width and maybe ever so slightly longer. Many of our customers size down ½ a size for Soller, but that also depends on how the Rain fits you. We usually recommend a snug fit, especially with suede which shapes well after the feet.

If you want to be on the safe side you could order a size 10 in Soller but it is not impossible a 9½ could fit you well too.
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post #318 of 754

Quick heads-up here for Carmina buffs: I'm running a group MTO for the Carmina 80184 derby-style boot, in Cognac shell, on the Oscar last, with Dainite sole.

 

Boot looks like this: (Click to show)

 

Further details here. PM me with your expressions of interest.

post #319 of 754

Is anyone here using the saphir shoe trees with their Carmina shoes? If so, have you sized down 1 or 2 sizes? I have read they run large.

 

Although this has been fairly well covered, I wear:

 

Rain - UK 8

Forrest - UK 8

Simpson UK 8.5

Alden Barrie - US 8D  (full size down, rather than half size as most people have)

post #320 of 754
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Any experience with soller last as compared to rain and oscar lasts?

 

Rain (EE) is wider than Oscar (E); Soller is about the same width as Rain, but does not taper as quickly (giving more room for your small toe).  

post #321 of 754
Can anyone with Rain last size 10.5 or 11 UK offer width measurements? I'm looking for a 4.5" width, and I'm only guessing at this point...
post #322 of 754
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Can anyone with Rain last size 10.5 or 11 UK offer width measurements? I'm looking for a 4.5" width, and I'm only guessing at this point...

 



Not sure what information (measurement) you are after exactly but here are some numbers that might help:

 

Rain last UK 11: Widest point measured across sole (pretty much equal to the widest point of the last from looking down onto the shoe) = 4.25"; this is located at a distance of 8.25" from the heel end of the sole.

 

I fit comfortably in the Rain UK 11. I also wear a 11 UK Queen's (just a bit tight on at the widest point), and U(V)etam UK 11 (loafer - tight, but comfortable). Also 11 UK in the Oscar last - and for that the maximum width across the sole is just shy of 4.5". A tracing of my foot gives the widest point as 4.125". If it helps I can send you tomorrrow a tracing of my shoe and my (largest) foot (need to access the scanner at work for that).

post #323 of 754
Thank you, I was hoping for a 4.5" width on the Rain. Guess it will not work for me, maybe I'll try the Oscar last. I appreciate the help.
post #324 of 754
carmina deia last. fits snug like simpson? or rain, or alcudia. hoping to get on the shell jodhpur boot from gentelmans footwear but im afraid it might be a touche narrow
post #325 of 754
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Can anyone with Rain last size 10.5 or 11 UK offer width measurements? I'm looking for a 4.5" width, and I'm only guessing at this point...

sounds like uk11 would fir the bill
post #326 of 754
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

sounds like uk11 would fir the bill

Thank you, it is difficult asking Carmina vendors this info. I was asking an SF affiliate vendor for width measurements on any Rain size 11Uk shoe handy, they only offered that that model runs slim and will not work for me.

I had written the last off until now, thank you...
post #327 of 754
How did you size on your GG?
post #328 of 754
^
10.5 G on TG73, I'm trying to get some good staples. Don't want to go MTO for everything...
post #329 of 754
Your best is Inca, Detroit and Oscar as try are CArminas widest lasts. Even so you might need an "f".

For Rain last you might need a double wide
post #330 of 754
Or size up of course. I am a us 12, and take uk11 in rain which marries a touch under 4.5"

Deia, Alcudia, and Simpson aren't in my vocabulary. I don't like sizing up if I don't have to
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