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post #856 of 862
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Originally Posted by GoodTwillHuntin View Post
 

If I'm reading this correctly, the shoe does not fit in length, the instep, or the heel, but does fine in the width. Most people take at least 1 size down from their brannock size. I would try an 11 UK next time, or accept that the last doesn't fit your foot if it is too tight in the width.

 

You seem happy with the 11.5s, so it really is up to you.

The instep is definitely higher than mine(hence tongue pads, but I use this in many shoes because of my collapsed arches). The length is a hair long. Heel shape and width fits fine, except in depth. I only sized up to accommodate my orthotics. Maybe I should go down next time? Truly though, the width is great, especially in comparison to my AE that fit me well.

 

What does this mean for me when I wear shoes in the Simpson last? They fit well in store when I wore dress socks, had swollen feet, etc.

 

Edit: I wore them again and the length is NOT too long. It's just because the topline is lower than those in other shoes so it felt like it was coming up because my orthotics lifted up my foot. All my shoes have the same amount of room in the back and I have never noticed anything wrong with those ones in terms of length.


Edited by forbritisheyes - 3/24/15 at 11:44am
post #857 of 862
Currently I own a pair of UK 7.5 carmina Simpson, which gives me pinky toe issues on the width. The length is alright.

UK 7.5 on the other hand gave me heel slip issues, as the length seemed a little long.

Should I size down or up for a pair in the forest last?
post #858 of 862
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Originally Posted by danielyam View Post

Currently I own a pair of UK 7.5 carmina Simpson, which gives me pinky toe issues on the width. The length is alright.

UK 7.5 on the other hand gave me heel slip issues, as the length seemed a little long.

Should I size down or up for a pair in the forest last?

UK7.5 what gave you heel slip?
post #859 of 862
My apologies for the typo. UK 7.5 rain last gave me the heel slip
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My apologies for the typo. UK 7.5 rain last gave me the heel slip
post #861 of 862
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Originally Posted by Romans116 View Post

7.5 E Us Size 65 Last on AE Park Avenue-

Would the rain last 6.5 uk size work? Anyone have a Rain Carmina and also a AE Park Avenue for comparative???

thanks!!!

No, I'd say 7 UK for you.

I wear 7.5EEE in 65 last, and I prefer the Rain in 7.5 UK, though there's the slightest wiggle room. I can wear 7 UK, but not confident it will stretch enough after breaking in.
post #862 of 862
Drop 1/2 if you wear a Park Ave in E width. I have owned almost every Carmina last except for Filadephia, Randa, Uetam and Alcudia and am a 13D. I drop 1 size for all save Simpson. The Rain, while touted as "wide" is merely a D width per most AE lasts. The confusion is in the instep which is lower and feels difficult and tight when entering the shoe- preempting "thats what she said".
Since you wear an E, I'd drop a half size. Simpson is a B/C width from my experiences and simply cannot wear.
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