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post #361 of 485

Congratulations on yet another black beauty.  I really like this.  I note that you took the same size as Carmina's Forest.  And that's the same as you take in a Loake "F", right?  Any thoughts on how the Hiro compares in fit?

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Mimo, for me, Hiro is about fit compare to Forest, a bit wider around the instep.

So in terms of fit

Forest < Hiro < Capital.

Another point I need to stress, I initially bought shoes half a size large so I can put in cushion insoles. Now that my feet is some what used to hard insoles, and got enough cushioned ones to rotate, I tend stick to my true size which is UK 6.
post #363 of 485

Really useful to know, thanks!  I always worry about room across the toes and instep with an unknown last.  The New Rey looks like an instrument of torture, but the Hiro looked great in the pics (also I have Asian banana feet, so plenty of curve between instep and toes suits me too*).  Have you tried the Olfe?  

 

Anyway, thanks, that's very helpful - sorry for the digression.  Another question that's more relevant: how do you find the shell compared to others?  I've heard some alarming things about this "Rocinante" stuff (ironic name) they use, but yours looks much like the Horween stuff from my limited experience.  At 265 Euros or something ex-VAT for hand-welted shell, it's certainly tempting to try.

 

 

 

*Also ironic, as I am secretly black. 

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Yes, I have Olfe, UK 6.5, wears comfortably without an insole, I think I am in between sizes for a lot of makers, UK 6 is snug, and UK 6.5 is on the looser side, so sometimes need an insole, I also probably be better with UK 6.5 on the Forest last. Personally, prefer a more comfortable fit compare to snug.

for EG and G&G, definitely need to wear UK 6.5.

As for Shell, it's definitely drier compare to Horween, less oil and less shine, after Meermin's over-polished finishing goes away after wearing the rains in the rain, so yeah, we do get what we pay for in this instance.
post #365 of 485
I don't have much experience with Meermin. How would you compare the Hiro last with Carmina's Forest last?
post #366 of 485
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I just did, post 362
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Yes, I have Olfe, UK 6.5, wears comfortably without an insole, I think I am in between sizes for a lot of makers, UK 6 is snug, and UK 6.5 is on the looser side, so sometimes need an insole, I also probably be better with UK 6.5 on the Forest last. Personally, prefer a more comfortable fit compare to snug.
 

 

How would you compare the fit between Olfe and Hiro? I notice that you take a half size up in the Olfe, which most people seem to remark fits very similarly to Hiro.

post #368 of 485
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I have 6 in Hiro and 6.5 in Olfe, so can't provide a same size comparison, and you quoted my experience with the 2 lasts already.
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My mistake. I misread your post.

post #370 of 485
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My mistake. I misread your post.

but I would also recommend taking the same size in Hiro and Olfe
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but I would also recommend taking the same size in Hiro and Olfe


Cheers.

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Two Vass black cap toes on their way!



Could you share how much they were, shipped to Sydney?

 

I am looking at the pair with the punched captoe

post #373 of 485
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Between 500 to 600, depends on exchange rate, with trees
post #374 of 485
I don't think these were posted yet: Anthony Cleverley

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Bonafe.....I love both these models
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