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post #646 of 3002
Wow, trench boot looks amazing! When are these shipping?
post #647 of 3002
Just pre ordered the natural leather sole trench boot. I can't wait. Thanks George and everyone at Oak Street Bootmakers.
post #648 of 3002

Pre-ordered the leather sole cap toes. They look amazing.

post #649 of 3002
HOLY CRAP.

Better than I expected.
post #650 of 3002
How's the penny loafer fit? I wear a size 9 in most brands, including Quoddy if that has any relevance.
post #651 of 3002
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bsyde82 View Post

How's the penny loafer fit? I wear a size 9 in most brands, including Quoddy if that has any relevance.
absolutely! With the loafers you want a VERY snug fit when new - because the shoes will stretch to conform to your foot, and since there are no laces, you can't correct a loose fit by tightening laces.

With that said, we suggest sizing down anywhere from .5-1 size. If you wear a 9 in quoddy and 8.5 in the loafers should be a great fit for you
post #652 of 3002

Hi, I had a question, idk if anyone else has had something similar.  I bought a pair of Vibram oxfords about three weeks ago and they've been great, but the left shoe puts immense pressure on the base of my big toe whenever I bend the shoe for stepping, so much so that after a few days of wearing I had to refrain from wearing today since it was too painful.  I was hoping the leather would stretch for fitting but it doesn't seem to be happening.  Here's a picture of the area (see the red circle):

 

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Any ideas as to what's happening or what to do?  For the record the right foot is fine, and I do use shoe trees whenever the shoes aren't in use.

post #653 of 3002

Nealix, I own the navy suede trail oxfords and experienced the same problem. The issues stems from the fact that OSB tie off the moc toe stitching on the right side of both shoes.

 

If you turn back the eyelet flaps, you'll see where the stitching is knotted: left shoe is over the big toe, right shoe is over the outside of the pinky toe. Over a few dozen wears, the pressure became less noticeable/painful. I'd like to see OSB tie the stitching off on the outsides of both shoes, but it gets better with time.

post #654 of 3002
Greets folks. Big surprise, as I have a sizing/fit question. smile.gif

Pair of 10D Navy Vibram Trail Oxfords arrived today, and they're feeling pretty snug in the toebox. All 5 toes feel a bit cramped, though I have just under .5" from tip of big toe to front of shoe (.375" perhaps). Curious how much stretch I should expect in this navy CXL? I assume all CXL stretches the same? My hope is as the leather stretches and softens, the toes won't feel as cramped, but if an exchange to 10.5D seems a better idea, perhaps I should consider that?

For reference, I typically gravitate between 10 and 11 throughout various shoe manufacturers (10D in Alden Barrie, 11 in Nike SB, 10.5 in Merrell Trail Runners)...

Also, this is my first go round with Vibram Cristy soles, is there any sort of break in period on the soles? I would imagine they soften up with wear, just curious what to expect.

Thanks for any thoughts/direction. wink.gif
post #655 of 3002
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Originally Posted by cloudshift View Post

Greets folks. Big surprise, as I have a sizing/fit question. smile.gif
Pair of 10D Navy Vibram Trail Oxfords arrived today, and they're feeling pretty snug in the toebox. All 5 toes feel a bit cramped, though I have just under .5" from tip of big toe to front of shoe (.375" perhaps). Curious how much stretch I should expect in this navy CXL? I assume all CXL stretches the same? My hope is as the leather stretches and softens, the toes won't feel as cramped, but if an exchange to 10.5D seems a better idea, perhaps I should consider that?
For reference, I typically gravitate between 10 and 11 throughout various shoe manufacturers (10D in Alden Barrie, 11 in Nike SB, 10.5 in Merrell Trail Runners)...
Also, this is my first go round with Vibram Cristy soles, is there any sort of break in period on the soles? I would imagine they soften up with wear, just curious what to expect.
Thanks for any thoughts/direction. wink.gif

 

in my experience the toe box won't stretch much, but the wide part of the shoe will.  if your toes are scrunched together you probably need something wider, but if it feels narrow overall, like from the ball of your foot to the base of your little toe, then it might stretch to fit.

 

this is my experience with the penny loafers.  if in doubt, i would probably go wider to fit your toes, since you can always tighten up the laces to get the rest of it snug.  

post #656 of 3002
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Originally Posted by Nealix View Post

Hi, I had a question, idk if anyone else has had something similar.  I bought a pair of Vibram oxfords about three weeks ago and they've been great, but the left shoe puts immense pressure on the base of my big toe whenever I bend the shoe for stepping, so much so that after a few days of wearing I had to refrain from wearing today since it was too painful.  I was hoping the leather would stretch for fitting but it doesn't seem to be happening.  Here's a picture of the area (see the red circle):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Any ideas as to what's happening or what to do?  For the record the right foot is fine, and I do use shoe trees whenever the shoes aren't in use.

give it some time. the width will open up fairly quick just wear them everyday. I sized down .5 and it was uncomfortable for that same area for me too but has since opened up enough that I can wear them with wool socks.

same applies to cloudshift. went with my barrie size and it now fits perfectly
post #657 of 3002
Not specifically experience with Oak Street, but I had this problem with my golf shoes; sort of. Where the leather folded was what was putting pressure right above my big toe, in a fairly small area. I solved the problem by taping a nickel to my foot where the pressure point was, and a few good wearings later, the leather had stretched enough for comfort until they were fully broken in.

You may have a different issue though, its hard to tell. The pressure I felt was across the top of my big toe area, and my step was unimpeded by my taping a small coin to my foot there.
post #658 of 3002

Hey guys,

 

Just wanted to let you know that Independence got a few more sizes of the Natural Vibram Trail Oxfords in the other day. Sizes 7.5, 8, and 10. These are hard to keep in stock, so if you have been thinking of picking up a pair and see your size listed, grab it quickly!

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

http://independence-chicago.com/oak-street-bootmakers-vibram-sole-trail-oxford-natural-chromexcel/

post #659 of 3002
George,
I just ordered my natural trench boots! Really looking forward to them! I went with an 8.5 as my navy camp boots are on 8. Do you agree with that?
post #660 of 3002
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George,
I just ordered my natural trench boots! Really looking forward to them! I went with an 8.5 as my navy camp boots are on 8. Do you agree with that?
Yes - if you've got a snug fit in the camp boots, then 8 should be perfecto!
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