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That gap at the heel  and on the side looks quite large. Seems a bit too big to be solved by a tongue pad.  And if I can take my foot out of the shoe at any point when it's tied, it's a no go. Good luck though.

Justin,

I agree with above. The shoes appear to big for your feet in the pic. There is excess room around your heel, laces are all way closed and the instep still looks loose. Why not just try a 1/2 sz down and see how it feels?

Of course this is only what i gather from the pic. You are the only that can tell how they feel and what you want in terms of fit. Shoes should be comfortable from the beginning, and at the end of the day you will be wearing them not me or anyone else.

The definition of snug and comfortable are different for individuals so sometimes it is hard to agree online on what a good fit is


While I would agree with most posters who noted that @justinkapur's shoes could be a little big, I also agree very much with @coldinboston:  Don't you think that what is most important is that one feels comfortable in his shoes and that he is OK with the small aesthetic loss that sometimes comes with shoes a bit too big (creases tend to be larger)?  I'm inclined to say that if @justinkapur finds a way of making the shoes fit the way he likes them to fit, the shoes are OK even if they appear to be slightly too big to me. 

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Sometimes Marks and Spencer and Uniqlo offer good, interesting items at fantastic value.

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justin, the shoes are too big. if you like to wear them that way, by all means. enjoy.

PS - the 82 last was remade and are now a half size bigger. surprised no one shares that yet. go down half a size.
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justin, the shoes are too big. if you like to wear them that way, by all means. enjoy.
 

 

This.  

 

Awesome Galways, @Cleav!  Glad to see you finally nabbed them.

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Stellar outfit. Classic. Why not just stick with the lasts that fit you and stay away from the 82? You can get the chelsea in the 202 if you like that last, no?

 

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Created a lot of stir with my Chelseas today so I figure I would post my shanklins.

I do have a pair of UK9 on the way however my last experience with the UK9 was on the Galways and they were too snug and too short. I did try a pair of Chelseas in a UK9.5 before and they fit really well.

I do prefer my shoes more comfortable which I know is not what most of the gents on the forum prefer but I've had my fair share of leg/foot issues (blisters, cramping, knee pain) and so having them slightly bigger helps me over the course of the day. I've also mentioned I do a fair amount of walking as my job is on my feet all day so having something comfortable vs snug makes a difference. Almost all my shoes can lace up tight where the facings will touch but I find those to be the most comfortable out of everything I own.

Sorry for the rambling but just thought I should explain the why.
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Proof how a good eye for quality, regardless of price, wins all day mwink[1].gif


So true Cleav. And yes sometimes you can pick up some really good bargains at M&S
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Stellar outfit. Classic. Why not just stick with the lasts that fit you and stay away from the 82? You can get the chelsea in the 202 if you like that last, no?

Thank you. I hadnt really given that a thought to be honest. I saw Steve have these for a great price and figured I would give them a shot. I might have to just go back to what I know and prefer.
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Thank you. I hadnt really given that a thought to be honest. I saw Steve have these for a great price and figured I would give them a shot. I might have to just go back to what I know and prefer.

very true
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PS - the 82 last was remade and are now a half size bigger. surprised no one shares that yet. go down half a size.

This is in my opinion not a very accurate description. The story around the 82 (wooden) last that was floating around SF and other fora was that Edward Green had found that their old 82 wooden lasts had shrunk over the years, so they had new 82 lasts made in resin to their original dimensions.

Leffot was said to have given some of their customers the advice to size down half a size, that is not the same thing as that E.G. made the new lasts half a size bigger.

For me personally the difference in size between the shoes built on the old (wooden) 82 last and on the new (resin) 82 last are subtle yet noticeable, the new 82 are for me just a touch more roomy in the toebox and feel just as snug in the heel and ankle area. In my case the new certainly do not justify sizing down in width or length. Of course YMMV, I have only experience with my own two feet and size UK6E, it could be that if you are wearing a different/bigger size that for you Leffot's advice might hold more true to you, I don't know.
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Nightshade Dovers today.


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Steve is awesome. I visited his store a few weeks ago and tried on those Chelsea's for a good long time. I was a bit surprised that the laces closed all the way which didn't happen on my 888 lasted EG. So I passed. If I ever decide I want 82 lasted Oxfords I might need to get a D width.
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Thank you. I hadnt really given that a thought to be honest. I saw Steve have these for a great price and figured I would give them a shot. I might have to just go back to what I know and prefer.
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Nightshade Dovers today.


so solid
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Steve is awesome. I visited his store a few weeks ago and tried on those Chelsea's for a good long time. I was a bit surprised that the laces closed all the way which didn't happen on my 888 lasted EG. So I passed. If I ever decide I want 82 lasted Oxfords I might need to get a D width.

I thought it was strange because Steve sent me a pair of 82 Chelseas in black a few months ago to try on and they were a fantastic fit. These were a stock pull from EG. I ordered a pair of Chelseas in suede as a MTO on the 82 last from Steve. I guess they might end up on the sale block
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This is in my opinion not a very accurate description. The story around the 82 (wooden) last that was floating around SF and other fora was that Edward Green had found that their old 82 wooden lasts had shrunk over the years, so they had new 82 lasts made in resin to their original dimensions.

Leffot was said to have given some of their customers the advice to size down half a size, that is not the same thing as that E.G. made the new lasts half a size bigger.

For me personally the difference in size between the shoes built on the old (wooden) 82 last and on the new (resin) 82 last are subtle yet noticeable, the new 82 are for me just a touch more roomy in the toebox and feel just as snug in the heel and ankle area. In my case the new certainly do not justify sizing down in width or length. Of course YMMV, I have only experience with my own two feet and size UK6E, it could be that if you are wearing a different/bigger size that for you Leffot's advice might hold more true to you, I don't know.

Great explanation, and as you state YMMV. I think it just depends on your feet and where you currently size with this Last. If its already a bit roomy you may need to take a 1/2 size down I more snug maybe no change will be required. Over simplification but that maybe about what we are talking instead of everybody needs to go 1/2 size down from what they took previously..

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I might be able to provide some insight as I've been doing an extensive bit of research on EG lasts recently and have found my own perfect fit.

I attended the trunk show at Leffot a week or so ago and was able to talk at length with some of the folks at EG. I was told that all new production models have been converted to resin lasts. You're able to identify which shoes were lasted on resin by the production numbers written under the sizing tag within your shoes. If your number is below ~95k there is a good chance your shoes were lasted on the wooden variant. Shoes lasted on wood will be tighter, how tight is dependent on your own fitment preference...but for an individual like myself who prefers his shoes to fit like a wetsuit, the difference between the two is perfect vs. too tight. Additionally, if your production number is greater than 95K, there is a good chance your shoes were lasted on resin - these shoes do tend to fit a bit larger all around. I've personally confirmed this on both the 606 and the 82 last. If you have any questions about when/how your shoes were lasted, email EG directly and they'll be more than happy to help.

This is a picture of me during a proper fitting. I cannot stress enough how important this is and what a difference it makes. Personal experience is paramount; you'll never truly know what you're missing unless you either put the time in or waste a significant amount of money playing the trial and error game. The gamble is not worth the convience of Internet shopping. But do what you will...

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