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post #391 of 3021

have 8.5 brown beefroll penny loafers, had for less than a day, heels would lift out, and now the soles too marked for exchange. pm if interested.

 

edit: nvm, getting them resoled and exchanged!


Edited by gohugezero - 9/7/12 at 11:47am
post #392 of 3021

How close to the end of the shoe should your toes be on these?  The pair I have fit rather tight, though I'm not sure if I need a wider shoe, a bigger size, or just some patience and luck for these to stretch appropriately.

 

I have a 9D in the olive beefroll loafer from Lands End and wear a 10E in Allen Edmonds, 9.5D in Wolverine 1000 mile, and a 10EE in (modern) Red Wing boots.  I also have a pair of top siders in 10.5W but they are too long, I don't want this to happen again.

 

thanks!

 

here is a pic with me sticking my big toes up, you can sort of see where my foot ends.

 

 


Edited by digga - 9/8/12 at 1:43pm
post #393 of 3021

as long as you dont get any heel slippage, you should be ok.  The leather stretches a lot, to the point that I can no longer wear mine, so keep that in mind...

post #394 of 3021
Thread Starter 
Visually - looks spot on. You want them quite snug/tight, because they will stretch to conform to your feet
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

How close to the end of the shoe should your toes be on these?  The pair I have fit rather tight, though I'm not sure if I need a wider shoe, a bigger size, or just some patience and luck for these to stretch appropriately.

I have a 9D in the olive beefroll loafer from Lands End and wear a 10E in Allen Edmonds, 9.5D in Wolverine 1000 mile, and a 10EE in (modern) Red Wing boots.  I also have a pair of top siders in 10.5W but they are too long, I don't want this to happen again.

thanks!

here is a pic with me sticking my big toes up, you can sort of see where my foot ends.


post #395 of 3021

Is it ok to use extra strength gold bond (green bottle) on my bare feet or is that gonna do damage to the leather?  this is what i've used when going barefoot before, but perhaps there is something better?

post #396 of 3021

wanna try one.... support you Oak Street

post #397 of 3021

Am I the only one that feels like the full length insole cancels out the comfort of the mocc construction?  

post #398 of 3021

i cant really comment with any authority, but I kinda felt that having a full length insole would kind of defeat the purpose. 
 

post #399 of 3021
^yup. my natural CXL trail oxfords are WAY too tight in the toe area. i have a feeling it's due to the full length insole. i'm on the verge of selling them they're so uncomfortable. after reading all the stuff about the CXL stretching, i sized down half a size. i'm normally TTS 10D, so i got 9.5D which is the same size i wear on the alden barrie last. the shoes are awesome, but my toes are just super scrunched together. it's a shame too because the shoes themselves are beautiful and really well-made.
post #400 of 3021
Pull the insole out nd cut in half. I will say this though, I have yuketen , quoddy and oak street all size 12 d except for penny those are 11.5d. I have two pair of yuketen ranger moc one half sole one full and there is no fit difference. Also Barrie and trubalance are 11.5d. I say size half a size up from that and u r good.
post #401 of 3021

I think there is no doubt that the volume of the shoe with a full length insole (all else held constant) is less than with the a half sole.  Perhaps this was considered and the design of the upper was modified to account for this when the insole was changed, but I kinda doubt it.  My shoes have a small amount of heel slip, which I think is probably unavoidable for a loafer, but the leather in the forefoot area is crazy tight.  On top of that, when worn sockless, the spot where the edge of the insole meets the upper is rather irritating.  I can see how these problems would be less noticeable on a shoe where you can adjust the fit a little with laces.

 

I know virtually nothing about building or designing shoes, but I understand geometry.  Perhaps sourcing a better glue would have been a more appropriate solution to the original insole problem.

post #402 of 3021

Hey George,

 

I just got the penny loafers that I ordered from you guys, and I think I'm going to have to return them. They're just a little too loose; they slip off a bit at the end of my push off and bulge more than I'd like around my arch area, especially considering how you said they'll stretch.

Do you think sizing down from an 11.5 to an 11 will work? Thanks.

post #403 of 3021
OSB brown Oxfords covered in Obenauf's...

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post #404 of 3021
^That is a lot of Obenauf. I use that stuff sparingly.
post #405 of 3021
HI George I tried calling both locations with no answer. Do you guys make a Natural Chromexcel Camp boot with Vibram Christ sole?
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