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post #481 of 749

are rain and simpson basically the same except for the rain being wider? are both the same length? the toe looks basically the same.

post #482 of 749
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

are rain and simpson basically the same except for the rain being wider? are both the same length? the toe looks basically the same.

Rain is wider, and the last is roomier. Length appears the same to me. If you look carefully, the Simpson toe is sleeker than the Rain toe.

post #483 of 749
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Rain is wider, and the last is roomier. Length appears the same to me. If you look carefully, the Simpson toe is sleeker than the Rain toe.

+1 Rain is wider--noticeably so. I also wonder, but did not think to examine this when I had both in my hands, if the Rain isn't more of a banana last than the Simpson. Rain is great for a wide forefoot. I went from owning no Carminas to owning four pair in a manner of two months because of the Rain last.
post #484 of 749

I don't know that the Simpson toe is proportionally sleeker than the Rain, so much as the overall shoe is narrower, including the toe.

post #485 of 749
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I don't know that the Simpson toe is proportionally sleeker than the Rain, so much as the overall shoe is narrower, including the toe.

I agree the shoe is overall narrower, but, for me, the effect is really noticeable in the toe box. I have narrow heels and my foot is not a large volume foot. Generally I struggle with both wide shoes (like an F width 202 last from EG) or standard lasts like an "D" width Aberdeen from Alden. The Rain last works perfectly for me - wide in the toe box but without the carness feel of the 202.
post #486 of 749
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I'm a TTS US9.5D (for my right foot at least; my left foot is more like a 9.25C). The Uetam last in UK8.5 is a pretty good fit for a loafer. No heel slippage.

Thanks! Just received the pair tonight and they're great. Very snug but I think they'll break in just fine.
post #487 of 749
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I don't know that the Simpson toe is proportionally sleeker than the Rain, so much as the overall shoe is narrower, including the toe.

I agree the shoe is overall narrower, but, for me, the effect is really noticeable in the toe box. I have narrow heels and my foot is not a large volume foot. Generally I struggle with both wide shoes (like an F width 202 last from EG) or standard lasts like an "D" width Aberdeen from Alden. The Rain last works perfectly for me - wide in the toe box but without the carness feel of the 202.

Really?? So Rain last would be good for me (I also have narrow heels)?
post #488 of 749
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

Really?? So Rain last would be good for me (I also have narrow heels)?

I can't say -- don't know your foot. What I am saying is that I have a wide forefoot and narrow heels and the Rain works great for me.
post #489 of 749
Looking for some advice on the Forest last:

I'm a 9.5D US Barrie and in the Uetem a very snug 8.5 UK, so I guess the question is do I keep the same 8.5 UK in the Forest or size up .5 to 9 UK?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by P. Bateman - 11/16/13 at 10:22am
post #490 of 749
Does anyone have any familiarity with the Carmina Detroit last?

How does it compare in width and length to the standard Rain last?

Thanks.
post #491 of 749
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Originally Posted by NMW1982 View Post

Does anyone have any familiarity with the Carmina Detroit last?

How does it compare in width and length to the standard Rain last?

I would love to see thi question answered as well. ????

Thanks.
post #492 of 749
Definitely go up to a 9UK. IMO, the Barrie last is already almost UK sizing.
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Looking for some advice on the Forest last:

I'm a 9.5D US Barrie and in the Uetem a very snug 8.5 UK, so I guess the question is do I keep the same 8.5 UK in the Forest or size up .5 to 9 UK?

Thanks in advance!
post #493 of 749

I would greatly appreciate some help with sizing:

 

C&J 341: 8.5UK

C&J 348: extremely snug 8.5UK. Would probably do well with an 8.5 wide or 9.

Loake Capital: 8.5UK

Meermin Hiro: 8.5UK

 

What size would I be in the Rain and Simpson lasts?

post #494 of 749

does anyone have any comparison between the carmine rain and the vass f last?

post #495 of 749
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

does anyone have any comparison between the carmine rain and the vass f last?

 

Two of my faves.  I take a UK8.5 in most Carmina Rain and a Euro 43 in Vass F.  I'd say the Rain has a slightly wider forefoot and the F a slightly higher instep.

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