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post #556 of 756

Robert and Oscar same size?

post #557 of 756

Hey everyone, I'm a 12D in AE 5 and I'm wondering if I can fit into a 11.5UK Forest? 

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Originally Posted by GeneralW View Post
 

Hey everyone, I'm a 12D in AE 5 and I'm wondering if I can fit into a 11.5UK Forest?

 

I'm a 12D in AE's 5 last and wear an 11UK in the Forest last.  The Forest last is slightly slimmer, but otherwise fits fairly similar to AE's 5 last.

post #559 of 756
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I'm a 12D in AE's 5 last and wear an 11UK in the Forest last.  The Forest last is slightly slimmer, but otherwise fits fairly similar to AE's 5 last.

 

Are the 11UKs in Forest a perfect fit for you? I'm just wondering cause I'm looking at a pair of second hand shoes in 11.5UK that I really want, so I'm wondering if I could make it work with possibly an insole or heel pad.

post #560 of 756
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Originally Posted by GeneralW View Post
 

 

Are the 11UKs in Forest a perfect fit for you? I'm just wondering cause I'm looking at a pair of second hand shoes in 11.5UK that I really want, so I'm wondering if I could make it work with possibly an insole or heel pad.

Let me put it this way.  I saw those on EBay as well and passed because the Forest last in an 11UK is such a good fit for me, that it would be crazy to size up another half size.

post #561 of 756
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

Let me put it this way.  I saw those on EBay as well and passed because the Forest last in an 11UK is such a good fit for me, that it would be crazy to size up another half size.

 

Thank you for your input. :fistbump:

post #562 of 756
King's (by Cheaney) = 9.5
Meermin Hiro & Ama = 9.5 in width but last slightly too short (especially with Ama, I have Ama 10 now but they are too roomy)

Slightly narrow feet, medium instep.

What sizes would I take in Rain, Inca and Forest?


edit: removed the shoe brands that seem to have different sizing.

All in all, how does the length and width of Carmina lasts compare to Meermin's?
Edited by All Tatters - 1/26/14 at 10:06am
post #563 of 756
All standard widths
C&J 337 & 348: UK7,5
G&G MH71, GG06, TG73: UK8
Vass U, F: EU41,5 (maybe EU41 in F could work, not tried though)

Carmina Simpson: UK8
Carmina Rain: UK7,5
post #564 of 756

I'm a UK9.5 in C&J 348 last and a 9.5/10 in Edward Green 888 last (the latter is the snuggest possible fit without being too small; the C&J is a comfortable fit and a UK9 is clearly too small).

 

I'm interested in whether shoes on the Carmina Forest last would suit my feet at all, given that the sleek C&J 348 and EG 888 suit me feet very well and the Forest looks a bit roomier.  And if so whether I would stick with a 9.5 or whether Forest is large enough that I should go down to a 9 on it.

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Originally Posted by K. Nights View Post

Thanks, that's great. I'm guessing Carmina doesn't do different widths for it's MTO, right? Just different lasts?

They do have different widths for MTO, if I recall correctly only for the Rain and Forest lasts though.
post #566 of 756
Gents…

I picked up a pair of the Forrest last suede brogues from the marketplace and found them to be too small. For reference I wear:

Aberdeen 7.5d
Inca 6.5uk
brannock is 7.5d

I was surpised that a 6.5uk Forrest last was too small given the guidance I have read. Not that this is scientific but they measured 1/8" shorter inside then the Inca. Did anyone else have this experience?

I'm angling towards some Simpson last shoes and figure I should go 7uk?
post #567 of 756
I have boots in the forest, robert, Oscar and rain lasts.

I wear 9.5UK in all of the above except the rain last in which I chose a 9.

I don't think the rain last is working for me so I probably will not order another style in that last again.
post #568 of 756
Gentlemen,

Sorry for the repeat, but could use some advice.

I'm normally a US 7.5D (Aberdeen, etc.)

Inca 6.5UK - fits great (monks, balmorals), love it. Heel is locked and roomy in the forefoot, but not overly so.
Forest 6.5UK - Balmoral was very snug in the forefoot and around the ball, 7UK feels too long.
Rain 6.5UK - was sloppy all around, though it is a single monk

Any suggestions for which last I should try next?

I'd try Forest in a wide but am unsure exactly how much more voluminous it would be and being special order, it would be quite a risk. Anyone tried a forest wide?
post #569 of 756
@Todd V..............you might try 7UK in Simpson. Inca being the widest last, you need a half size up on the Simpson.
post #570 of 756
Anybody else find that the chelsea boots fit a bit large? I have a 9.5 Simpson Chelsea and it feels a bit more generous then the oxfords that I own. I'd assume the same for the rain lasted Chelsea's as well.

Can anybody weigh in on this?

I have posted the same question in another Carmina thread.
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