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Good to know the man who formerly held the world record for the 100-meter dash with 9.79 seconds still takes care of his feet with some nice shoes!

 

diadem, we were very impressed with him, great guy.

 

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I really like that red ...

 

Gianni Cerutti,  So do we, it really works.

 

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I really like that red ...

 

so di I..ordered a pair that I hope to receive by end of the week :-)

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so di I..ordered a pair that I hope to receive by end of the week :-)

 

It would be great to see pictures

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received the Chukas yesterday they are beautiful (will post scans soon). Just wanted to thank george and the Fosters team for such excellent communication and customer care.

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received the Chukas yesterday they are beautiful (will post scans soon). Just wanted to thank george and the Fosters team for such excellent communication and customer care.

 

AlexG33,

 

Really pleased to hear that and will pass on your thanks to George.

 

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post #786 of 1064

When will the new rtw shoes launch?

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vorkanz,

 

They should have been with us this week, eta is now next. Will keep you posted.

 

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Looking forward to seeing the Foster's chisel toe!

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New Premium Ready to Wear Hand Welted shoes – first sample shoe

 

Gentlemen,

 

We’ve been working for many months now on our hand welted ready to wear range. This is a completely new offering from Foster & Son and features:

 

  • Hand lasting
  • Hand welting
  • Hand sewn sole at the waist
  • Part-pegged heel
  • A new last

 

The shoes are made by us, we are not using any of the Northampton factories for this work.

 

The first sample has been delivered to us in time for our US Trunk shows and we thought that you might like a sneak preview. It is a side lace shoe made on a Foster & Son last, sole stitching is 9-10 spi and we took the opportunity to see whether some ‘patina work’ would be attractive (please let us know what you think).

 

We have evaluated the shoe and come up with a list of areas that we will change for the next sample, the final photograph shows the list of changes that we will be making.

 

Production examples will have all the changes and will be available, with or without patina, as part of our ready to wear range in June. Price will be £1,200 including lasted shoe trees. We will share the next sample with you.

 

Any and all opinions very welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foster & Son

post #790 of 1064

Very nice! Got anything left in 10.5 from the old rtw shoes?

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Very nice! Got anything left in 10.5 from the old rtw shoes?

 

vorkanz,

 

Did you have anything particular in mind? PM us and we will try to help out.

 

Foster & Son

post #792 of 1064
So they are like MTO, but in RTW mode, as in the customer will pick the size and model, and wait for the shoes to be made? Like the St. Crispin RTW?
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Any and all opinions very welcome.

 

 

Is this based on a previous classic model?

post #794 of 1064
Seems like a very high quality offering--but please don't do the faux antiquing. There is a lot of that out there already, on shoes much less expensive nonetheless. I imagine the customers likely to be attracted to these shoes will better appreciate more understated, honest finishing.

When I think Foster, I think traditional, straightforward English craftsmanship, not fake aging.
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Well... that side-lacer is a weird model, but actually quite useful as a sample for showing the shape of the last. And I know some people like them. Obviously, whether or not to do antiquing is the customer's choice, but the version shown is, literally, the opposite of the window-bleached style Foster is known for.
Btw, I do like the last shape from what I can see.
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