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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Wide forefoot + high instep + narrow heel = which Carmina lasts?
I'm thinking Inca, rain and soller are a starting point because they are listed as the wider lasts but it's hard to find info about instep & heel fit.


I have the same foot shape but replace high instep with low instep.  I emailed Carmina about it early last week and I'm still awaiting a response - I'll be sure to post it when it comes in.  I'm also probably going to be trying on some Carminas at Epaulet this week icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifso I'll provide feedback afterwards. 
 

 

post #47 of 749
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Originally Posted by LEVOOSH View Post

I would appreciate a recomednation re lasts.
I am a 10D Alden barrie last. It is a wonderful fit, if not a little tight across the vamp at the end of the day.
I have a medium width forefoot and a narrow heel. I also have quite a high instep.
Definitley think the simpson willl be too narrow. What do you all suggest?
EDIT: Whoops just saw KIK's post above - seems to be we have the same question. Appreciate any different responses or maybe KIK and I will share info

Levoosh, I must have narrower heels than you -- the Barrie last has one of the widest heels I've encountered. For me the snug/high heel shape of the Modified last is the best I've found.
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For general information I can tell you that my shoe size for Carmina's Rain is 10. I also use a 10 in C&J's Bradford and other C&J and Alfred Sargent. All of them in regular fitting

 

About Florsheim or Alden, and also AE, I usually pick up a 10,5 unless their fit my feet a little tight. I imagine my "ideal" size would be 10,75.

 

It`s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so...

 

 

post #49 of 749
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Originally Posted by BCN Citizen View Post



It`s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so...


the carmina fits you much better...
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For general information I can tell you that my shoe size for Carmina's Rain is 10. I also use a 10 in C&J's Bradford and other C&J and Alfred Sargent. All of them in regular fitting


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the rain last looks much sleeker than CJ. What last is the CJ shoes on?
post #51 of 749
Both are shell cordovan. Carmina's are brand new. C&J are around 3 years old and I haven't given any kind of polish, just a poor brushing from time to time.

C&J are a Bradford style, so their last is 341 in E fitting.
post #52 of 749

I just picked up double monks on the Inca last, but I'm unsure of the sizing, seeing as this is my first pair of really "nice" shoes. I'm a 10D in Allen Edmonds, so I picked up a 9UK from Carmina.

 

The ball of my foot fits really nice and snug (seriously, perfect), but I'm getting the feeling that they're a tiny bit too big on the heels, especially on the right shoe. When I pick up my foot, my heel slips just a little bit, and I'm honestly not sure if that's supposed to happen at all. I took a bunch of photos and lumped them into an album, so if you guys could take a look at them and tell me what you think, I would really appreciate it.

 

The photos with the pen are for indicating how much my foot moves when I lift up my heel to take a step: The bottom of the pen points to where the top of the shoe ends when I'm not stepping.

 

Are these too big, or am I freaking out and being paranoid? Remember, the ball of my foot fits perfectly on both feet.

 

Cheers.

 

http://imgur.com/a/kRJUM

 

Edit: I rolled up my jeans to get clearer photos; I have no intention of going full pilgrim with the buckles and high pants.

post #53 of 749
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

I just picked up double monks on the Inca last, but I'm unsure of the sizing, seeing as this is my first pair of really "nice" shoes. I'm a 10D in Allen Edmonds, so I picked up a 9UK from Carmina.

The ball of my foot fits really nice and snug (seriously, perfect), but I'm getting the feeling that they're a tiny bit too big on the heels, especially on the right shoe. When I pick up my foot, my heel slips just a little bit, and I'm honestly not sure if that's supposed to happen at all. I took a bunch of photos and lumped them into an album, so if you guys could take a look at them and tell me what you think, I would really appreciate it.

The photos with the pen are for indicating how much my foot moves when I lift up my heel to take a step: The bottom of the pen points to where the top of the shoe ends when I'm not stepping.

Are these too big, or am I freaking out and being paranoid? Remember, the ball of my foot fits perfectly on both feet.

Cheers.

http://imgur.com/a/kRJUM

Edit: I rolled up my jeans to get clearer photos; I have no intention of going full pilgrim with the buckles and high pants.

Those are beautiful! I had the same issue with my first pair but I wore them for close to 8 hours for the first time and the sole started to break in. Now i feel comfortable and I dont have much slippage.
post #54 of 749

I have a narrow heel and low instep

 

AE 5 last - US 8.5

AS 87 last - UK 7.5

 

Alcudia ????

post #55 of 749
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I have a narrow heel and low instep

 

AE 5 last - US 8.5

AS 87 last - UK 7.5

 

Alcudia ????


Definitely 7.5.

I'm a 7.5 in the AE 5 last -- and I also have a narrow heel and low instep -- and a size 6.5 Alcudia is far and away the best fitting last/shoe I've ever worn. You're going to love it.
post #56 of 749
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Originally Posted by diglett View Post

I just picked up double monks on the Inca last, but I'm unsure of the sizing, seeing as this is my first pair of really "nice" shoes. I'm a 10D in Allen Edmonds, so I picked up a 9UK from Carmina.

 

The ball of my foot fits really nice and snug (seriously, perfect), but I'm getting the feeling that they're a tiny bit too big on the heels, especially on the right shoe. When I pick up my foot, my heel slips just a little bit, and I'm honestly not sure if that's supposed to happen at all. I took a bunch of photos and lumped them into an album, so if you guys could take a look at them and tell me what you think, I would really appreciate it.

 

The photos with the pen are for indicating how much my foot moves when I lift up my heel to take a step: The bottom of the pen points to where the top of the shoe ends when I'm not stepping.

 

Are these too big, or am I freaking out and being paranoid? Remember, the ball of my foot fits perfectly on both feet.

 

Cheers.

 

http://imgur.com/a/kRJUM

 

Edit: I rolled up my jeans to get clearer photos; I have no intention of going full pilgrim with the buckles and high pants.



I'm gonna say paranoid. Likely going down a half will be too small. If it bothers you find a thin insert to help full it out.
post #57 of 749
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Originally Posted by bullswin View Post

Definitely 7.5.
I'm a 7.5 in the AE 5 last -- and I also have a narrow heel and low instep -- and a size 6.5 Alcudia is far and away the best fitting last/shoe I've ever worn. You're going to love it.


They only have a 7 and 8 in the shoe I want on the webstore ffffuuuu.gif

I can't decide if it's worth the risk to get the 7.

 

post #58 of 749

I hate sizing threads, but this is really useful. Thanks Spoo for starting this and to everyone else for posting their info.

 

FWIW I'm a U.S. 10.5D TTS, and a full size down (9.5 UK/Carmina) has worked for me in every last.

 

(For Alden people: Yes that means I wear a 10D Barrie and Trubalance.)

post #59 of 749
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

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Originally Posted by bullswin View Post

Definitely 7.5.
I'm a 7.5 in the AE 5 last -- and I also have a narrow heel and low instep -- and a size 6.5 Alcudia is far and away the best fitting last/shoe I've ever worn. You're going to love it.


They only have a 7 and 8 in the shoe I want on the webstore ffffuuuu.gif

I can't decide if it's worth the risk to get the 7.

 


You could go the MTO route. It'll cost about $100 more, but at least you can pick the exact model and leather/color that you want. Also -- I think you can order almost any model on the Alcudia last. For example, if you look through the 15+ models offered on the Simpson last (on the regular site, not the web store), any of those can be ordered on the Alcudia.
post #60 of 749
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

I hate sizing threads, but this is really useful. Thanks Spoo for starting this and to everyone else for posting their info.

FWIW I'm a U.S. 10.5D TTS, and a full size down (9.5 UK/Carmina) has worked for me in every last.

(For Alden people: Yes that means I wear a 10D Barrie and Trubalance.)

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thanks. just emailed Betty wit mah info
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