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post #421 of 636
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Any thoughts on this from people who have AE shoes and purchased Yanko shoes? I'm looking at the 915 last and wear AE Strands in US 9D.

 

Thanks

 

*** Sorry, mis-posted above.


I'm willing to ask the opposite question: what do yanko owners think of AE's? 

post #422 of 636
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I'm willing to ask the opposite question: what do yanko owners think of AE's? 

As an owner of both I think they each have their pros and cons. I think I will always have love for allen edmonds because they were my gateway to other nicer brands. The 65 last accommodates for my extremely flat feet and has really molded to the natural shape of my foot. On the other hand the 915 last from yanko is very sleek and gives the appeal of a Carmina rain..although I do believe that the 915 has a bit more volume than the 65 and rain last. I also wouldn't consider my yankos a workhorse shoe like my allen edmonds. 

post #423 of 636
Yanko gets compliments. AE does not (and they're shell!). Yanko fits better too, but that's just my funky feet.
post #424 of 636
What's the instep like on the 915 last? High/low? Compared to Meermin?
post #425 of 636
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What's the instep like on the 915 last? High/low? Compared to Meermin?

You always must compare lasts, not brands.  I would say 915 last has a medium instep. 

post #426 of 636
Thanks. Everything I've tried from Meermin has a low instep.
post #427 of 636
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Nope, here are my painted yanko with what I think is an acceptable shine


Yes, just barely acceptable. smile.gif

How many hours did this shine take? Just so we get an idea how much time we'll have to put in to get a master shine. smile.gif

Also, did you do anything beyond your water-and-wax treatment? Or is it just keep applying water and wax until you get this? Finish with a softer brush like yak hair?
post #428 of 636
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Yes, just barely acceptable. smile.gif

How many hours did this shine take? Just so we get an idea how much time we'll have to put in to get a master shine. smile.gif

Also, did you do anything beyond your water-and-wax treatment? Or is it just keep applying water and wax until you get this? Finish with a softer brush like yak hair?

This took me 2-3 hours in total I would say.

Brushing as a finisher is a no-no if you want to have a mirror shine. This is is just cotton/wax/water.

post #429 of 636
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I have slightly wide feet, especially at the toes, and Rain is too tight for me widthwise while the 915 is close to perfect. I think the 915 fits like C&Js 348 albeit a bit less elongated and with better arch support, and looking a hell of a lot better; it certainly looks like a top-tier last. I received my balmoral oxfords this week, and they have quikly become one of my favourite pairs. I will write a review ASAP.

Well, ASAP was possibly an overstatement.

For a thorough review, use Google Translate on Shoegazing's website: http://www.shoegazing.se/2014/10/05/recension-yanko-rawley-cuero/
His thoughts about Yanko are quite equal to mine.

Fit

I have:
- 7 UK in C&J 348 - close to perfect
- 7.5 UK in Meermin Hiro - a bit big
- 7.5 UK in Meermin Olfe - fine in width, but a bit on the long side
- 8D US in AE 5 - slightly roomy
- 7.5D US in RL shell cordovan wingtip - a bit tight over the toes
- Tried on 7 UK Carmina Rain - a bit tight over the toes as well
- Tried on 7 UK Carmina Forest - close to perfect, but not a big fan of the last shape

And then came Yanko's 915 last, they feel perfect. The fit is very close to C&Js 348 but width much more arch support. They are by far the most comfortable leather soled formal shoe I own. The fit is so good that it will take another manufacturer A LOT to make me go from Yanko.

Leater

The leather is very good, I will post pictures sometimes in the future. The shoes are here at work, but because it is not socially accepted taking pictures of your shoes here it might take some time. The leather is supple and shows very little signs of marginal cuts. The color is great and takes a shine very well.

Overall

I love the shoes, and they have gotten a lot of compliments. I can without hesitation recommend Yanko, and I view them as one of the best - if not the best - "budget" shoe option out there; a great quality/price-ratio. I don't see myself purchasing shoes from other makers in the near future.

If you want more info, don't hesitate to PM me.
post #430 of 636
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Well, ASAP was possibly an overstatement.

For a thorough review, use Google Translate on Shoegazing's website: http://www.shoegazing.se/2014/10/05/recension-yanko-rawley-cuero/
His thoughts about Yanko are quite equal to mine.

Fit

I have:
- 7 UK in C&J 348 - close to perfect
- 7.5 UK in Meermin Hiro - a bit big
- 7.5 UK in Meermin Olfe - fine in width, but a bit on the long side
- 8D US in AE 5 - slightly roomy
- 7.5D US in RL shell cordovan wingtip - a bit tight over the toes
- Tried on 7 UK Carmina Rain - a bit tight over the toes as well
- Tried on 7 UK Carmina Forest - close to perfect, but not a big fan of the last shape

And then came Yanko's 915 last, they feel perfect. The fit is very close to C&Js 348 but width much more arch support. They are by far the most comfortable leather soled formal shoe I own. The fit is so good that it will take another manufacturer A LOT to make me go from Yanko.

Leater

The leather is very good, I will post pictures sometimes in the future. The shoes are here at work, but because it is not socially accepted taking pictures of your shoes here it might take some time. The leather is supple and shows very little signs of marginal cuts. The color is great and takes a shine very well.

Overall

I love the shoes, and they have gotten a lot of compliments. I can without hesitation recommend Yanko, and I view them as one of the best - if not the best - "budget" shoe option out there; a great quality/price-ratio. I don't see myself purchasing shoes from other makers in the near future.

If you want more info, don't hesitate to PM me.

^100%.   915 last is the best last that fits me and looks almost perfect.( I wish they mounted Baker o JR soles). I think it was design by Mr. Albadalejo long time ago.

 

Leather comparison: Vass left and Yanko right.

 

post #431 of 636
Vass is the only other maker I really want to try; which last do you feel is most equal to the 915? As written, I need shoes which are a bit wider by the toes. And how did you size compared to 915?
post #432 of 636
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Vass is the only other maker I really want to try; which last do you feel is most equal to the 915? As written, I need shoes which are a bit wider by the toes. And how did you size compared to 915?

We have the same problem.  My toes are a bit wide.  I usually take uk 8.5-uk 9 depending on how the last tapers at the toe cap.  In Rain I have to size up to uk 9 (calf and suede), but with Forest I take uk 8.5 but the instep is too low (fortunately they are suede and now is perfect). Yanko 915 is just perfect on uk 8.5.  In Olfe I must take uk9, but they are a bit long as you said. 348 last I take uk 8.5.

 

Vass closest last is F (really nice last too).  However is not as much wider as 915 on the same size. You could test 3 things:embar:: 1.-Take EU 40.5 F width but with a 1/3 or 1/4 shockliner (Vass uses full shockliners) . 2.  Take EU 41 F width.  Another alternative could be to take 41 on G width (never tested that width).  I am afraid I cant help you more.

post #433 of 636
Thanks for the excellent help, will keep this in mind!
post #434 of 636
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Thanks for the excellent help, will keep this in mind!

You are wellcome.  Option 3 is 40.5 G width, sorry.

post #435 of 636
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I have slightly wide feet, especially at the toes, and Rain is too tight for me widthwise while the 915 is close to perfect. I think the 915 fits like C&Js 348 albeit a bit less elongated and with better arch support, and looking a hell of a lot better; it certainly looks like a top-tier last. I received my balmoral oxfords this week, and they have quikly become one of my favourite pairs. I will write a review ASAP.

Well, ASAP was possibly an overstatement.

For a thorough review, use Google Translate on Shoegazing's website: http://www.shoegazing.se/2014/10/05/recension-yanko-rawley-cuero/
His thoughts about Yanko are quite equal to mine.

Fit

I have:
- 7 UK in C&J 348 - close to perfect
- 7.5 UK in Meermin Hiro - a bit big
- 7.5 UK in Meermin Olfe - fine in width, but a bit on the long side
- 8D US in AE 5 - slightly roomy
- 7.5D US in RL shell cordovan wingtip - a bit tight over the toes
- Tried on 7 UK Carmina Rain - a bit tight over the toes as well
- Tried on 7 UK Carmina Forest - close to perfect, but not a big fan of the last shape

And then came Yanko's 915 last, they feel perfect. The fit is very close to C&Js 348 but width much more arch support. They are by far the most comfortable leather soled formal shoe I own. The fit is so good that it will take another manufacturer A LOT to make me go from Yanko.

Leater

The leather is very good, I will post pictures sometimes in the future. The shoes are here at work, but because it is not socially accepted taking pictures of your shoes here it might take some time. The leather is supple and shows very little signs of marginal cuts. The color is great and takes a shine very well.

Overall

I love the shoes, and they have gotten a lot of compliments. I can without hesitation recommend Yanko, and I view them as one of the best - if not the best - "budget" shoe option out there; a great quality/price-ratio. I don't see myself purchasing shoes from other makers in the near future.


If you want more info, don't hesitate to PM me.

 

Maybe I missed this, but what size are the Yankos?

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