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post #436 of 605
Assuming the same as the size be takes on C&J 348, so size 7.
post #437 of 605
I absolutely love my vass and get a top class service from Rezso. However, just ordered my first pair of Yanko from Skolyx as a test. If the fit is nice and quality is good then I will go for a blue shell MTO (as cannot get this colour through vass). Will post pics when I get them.
post #438 of 605
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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.

 

Thanks for this great breakdown. It is exactly what I've been looking for as it directly compares the Yanko last with the AE 5 (AE 65) last which I have experience with.

 

What size did you get in the Yanko 915 last?

 

Thanks 

post #439 of 605

Just to add my 5 cents, I took my "regular" size on the 915 last and these wholecut from Skolx are extremely comfortable and well built.

 

Yanko 915 : 9.5

Carmina Rain 9.5

G&G : 10E

etc.

 

 

 

post #440 of 605
Sorry, guys! I took size 7 in the Yankos.
post #441 of 605
Ugh, I hate the conflicting sizes being discussed on here. Some recommend sizing down from Rain, some staying with Rain size (including Skolyx) - I guess that's the nature of shoe sizing since everyone's foot is different. I'm tempted to go with my Rain size on the 915.

Can someone post side by side pics of rain versus 915?
post #442 of 605
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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.

Ah, cotton. Never used that before. Thanks! :)

post #443 of 605

 

 

My Yanko patina pair 

post #444 of 605
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My Yanko patina pair 

Very nice! Where did you get it? I don't see an adelaide in the Skolyx or Patine line-up.

post #445 of 605
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Ugh, I hate the conflicting sizes being discussed on here. Some recommend sizing down from Rain, some staying with Rain size (including Skolyx) - I guess that's the nature of shoe sizing since everyone's foot is different. I'm tempted to go with my Rain size on the 915.

Can someone post side by side pics of rain versus 915?


I understand your confusion, based on our previous customers most of them choose same size in last 915 as in Rain. As you mention there is some people that size down in 915 but we generally recommend to choose same size in 915 as in Rain since its much easier to add a thin insole or other size adjusments if the shoes is a little bit to big than the opposite. However the fit is usually good and for most people 915 & Rain is good in the same size. If you want further help you can email us and we will check with further details like your feets length etc.

 

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Very nice! Where did you get it? I don't see an adelaide in the Skolyx or Patine line-up.


Its MTO. However, we will add an adelaide on last 962 as stock model in about 1 week. (Light brown, York sole). The same as in this picture:

 



We will also add an adelaide on last 915 with single leather sole in about 3-4 weeks to our stock models.

post #446 of 605
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Its MTO. However, we will add an adelaide on last 962 as stock model in about 1 week. (Light brown, York sole). The same as in this picture:

 

 

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We will also add an adelaide on last 915 with single leather sole in about 3-4 weeks to our stock models.

 

Looks great!

 

So, can you expand a bit on your MTO services? From your MTO guide,

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Is it possible to change patterns? For example brogue pattern or seams?
In many cases it is, however we cant guarantee its always possible and its always easier if you have a very clear idea on exactly how you want it. Since we are going to explain the changes for the factory its important that the demands is very clear. Just contact us and we work something out!

However, this doesn't feel like it addresses change in patterns outside of brogueing, like creating a new shoe sub-class (in this case, adelaide oxford). Do you keep a catalog of your past MTO shoes? That would be very helpful for future customers to go through (eg. Leffot keeps a catalog of MTOs: http://leffot.com/category/mto-gallery/ )

 

I know you recommend us to contact you on your website, but maybe divulging the flexibility you offer with the MTO program might attract some customers here? :)

post #447 of 605
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Looks great!

 

So, can you expand a bit on your MTO services? From your MTO guide,

However, this doesn't feel like it addresses change in patterns outside of brogueing, like creating a new shoe sub-class (in this case, adelaide oxford). Do you keep a catalog of your past MTO shoes? That would be very helpful for future customers to go through (eg. Leffot keeps a catalog of MTOs: http://leffot.com/category/mto-gallery/ )

 

I know you recommend us to contact you on your website, but maybe divulging the flexibility you offer with the MTO program might attract some customers here? :)

I agree totally with you, our mto guide is under reconstruction and also a mto-gallery is being prepared and we hope to be able to launch both in about 4 weeks.

Until then, feel free to ask away if you have specific questions :)

post #448 of 605
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I agree totally with you, our mto guide is under reconstruction and also a mto-gallery is being prepared and we hope to be able to launch both in about 4 weeks.

Until then, feel free to ask away if you have specific questions :)

Sounds great, will stay tuned for your MTO catalog! :)

post #449 of 605
How is the fit of last 962 compared to 915? Especially with regards to toe width.
post #450 of 605
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How is the fit of last 962 compared to 915? Especially with regards to toe width.

If you measure the front part of your feet at the widest part (circumference), the 962 will be 7mm bigger in circumference compared to 915. 

Our customers that have shoes in both lasts, generally choose same size in both 962 and 915.

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