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post #466 of 605
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Shoes are too big/long.
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That's a huge heel gap, I'd say they're too long.

Thank you for your input! Do you think I should go a half size down, or a full size?
post #467 of 605
I'd suggest sending the pics to the retailer where you got them and ask they're advice, as I don't know if that would require a half or whole size down. How does the shoe fit otherwise (width, toe box, instep, etc).
post #468 of 605
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Originally Posted by jamie411 View Post

I'd suggest sending the pics to the retailer where you got them and ask they're advice, as I don't know if that would require a half or whole size down. How does the shoe fit otherwise (width, toe box, instep, etc).

Emil from Skolyx has been very helpful and patient with my questions throughout, and I've been in contact with him. However, it's the weekend and I don't want to keep blasting him with emails, haha.

The fit is overall a bit loose. When sitting I don't notice it but while walking I can feel a bit of heel slippage. The last design is such that the heel area is snug and the front is roomier, so I like that the heel is snug fitting but I still get a bit of slip from the length I guess.
The width is really wide though. I've never had a shoe with so much room in the toe area. But then I've generally been under sizing, according to all people I've talked to who know anything about shoes.

The problem is I don't own any well fitting footwear (mostly too small), so I don't even know what a well fitting shoe should fit / feel like.
post #469 of 605
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Thank you for your input! Do you think I should go a half size down, or a full size?

 

Unfortunately, I won't be able to give any advice on that. I would suggest that you get in touch with the retailer with the same photo for advice. I would also advise that you measure yourself on a brannock device in a proper shoe shop to get your measurements right. It will make future shoe purchase a lot easier if you know your actual size.

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Unfortunately, I won't be able to give any advice on that. I would suggest that you get in touch with the retailer with the same photo for advice. I would also advise that you measure yourself on a brannock device in a proper shoe shop to get your measurements right. It will make future shoe purchase a lot easier if you know your actual size.

Thank you! I am in constant contact with Emil (Skolyx) and he's helping me through the process. I know my Brannock size - 10.5B/C depending on the style of the shoe. The problem is the width - I lose out on most shoes because of the width issue. So I try to compensate by sizing down, but sizing is always a nightmare for me. smile.gif

There have been people who were nice enough to craft a shoe with an altered last for me (Ron Rider) but I understand that's not something everybody offers, and I really can't afford bespoke right now (I'm a student).
post #471 of 605
@patinePL
Keep adding those natural sunlight outdoors pics! They make the shoes and boots look so much better than the stock pictures. Immediately ordered another pair of boots ☺

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Edited by Schweino - 2/15/16 at 1:59pm
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@Schweino THX!

 

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post #473 of 605

Two new stock models on last 962 just arrived:

Adelaide on last 962 in light brown leather with York sole


Brogued cap toe derby on last 962 in light brown leather with singe leather sole

post #474 of 605
Just in:



Pros: great color, very supple leather
Cons: Laces way too long and shaft is wider than other boots I own (and my feet are rather on the wide side than on the slim side)

Minor QC issue: Multiple (5) speed hooks were completely pressed down, had to pry them open with a flathead screwdriver.







@patinePL @Skolyx:

Do you know if there are any derby laced boots on last 915?

And is your experience also that last 960 in G width has a pretty wide shaft? Will sizing down to a F width solve that?
Edited by Schweino - 2/18/16 at 12:49pm
post #475 of 605
Thread Starter 
those look great! can i ask what size your purchased relative to your other shoes? i noticed they are g width (wide?)
post #476 of 605
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

those look great! can i ask what size your purchased relative to your other shoes? i noticed they are g width (wide?)

Yes they are a G width indeed. I got size 8 which is my regular size for shoes made by Grenson, Alfred Sargent, Cheaney and C&J. I do need size 8.5 in Church though. I normally wear F width shoes and boots but do own some Grenson boots in 8G.

What surprises me is that these Yanko boots have very wide shafts. As you can see the lacing closes entirely on the top part of the boots with room to spare. None of my other boots have this.
post #477 of 605
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thanks for the update. some of my vass have this issue. its a little annoying. but they recently fixed the problem and it makes a world of difference. maybe the g width wide shaft is to accomodate a thick sock (a very thick sock)
post #478 of 605
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Originally Posted by Schweino View Post

Just in:



Pros: great color, very supple leather
Cons: Laces way too long and shaft is wider than other boots I own (and my feet are rather on the wide side than on the slim side)

Minor QC issue: Multiple (5) speed hooks were completely pressed down, had to pry them open with a flathead screwdriver.







@patinePL @Skolyx:

Do you know if there are any derby laced boots on last 915?

And is your experience also that last 960 in G width has a pretty wide shaft? Will sizing down to a F width solve that?

Nice boots!
There is no derby boots on last 915 as far as we are aware of right now. We introduced the chelsea boot, chukka boot and the balmoral boot last autumn together with Yanko since we feel 915 is very well suited for boots as well. We will of course develop our stock collection (34 different makeups right now and counting) further and add more boots next autumn. We will add your wish to our wish list wink.gif
We only have one boot on last 960 in stock and have not received any comments about wide shaft, but i think patine will have much more thoughts to add here since i think they have more experienced from boots on 960.
post #479 of 605
The speed hooks appear to be very sharp. This is how the laces look after a one time try out of the boots for 10 minutes:





Is there a way to avoid or fix this?

I have other boots with speed hooks and they have a brass like color instead of silver as Yanko uses and they haven't damaged any laces after years of use.
post #480 of 605
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Originally Posted by Schweino View Post

The speed hooks appear to be very sharp. This is how the laces look after a one time try out of the boots for 10 minutes:





Is there a way to avoid or fix this?

I have other boots with speed hooks and they have a brass like color instead of silver as Yanko uses and they haven't damaged any laces after years of use.

FWIW, the same thing happened with me for my boots from Rider Boot Co. The laces that came with the shoes snapped in a week. I replaced them with waxed shoelaces from Allen Edmonds, they've been going strong after three months of pretty regular usage (three ish times a week).
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