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post #7951 of 10357
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

After trying on the new Gustin SELVEDGE SUPER HEAVY HIGH TOPs and finding the problem with bumps on the inside bottom, I opened up my Gustin White Low Tops to more carefully inspect and try on.  Photos attached.  Once again I wore white socks to hide my legs and no pants so you could see the entire shoe. [yes, its true, this man is posting photos of himself online while not wearing any pants]

 

Observations:

- I like the style and appearance of these shoes.

- Fit is better than the SELVEDGE SUPER HEAVY HIGH TOP, ie closer to a true size 10 and my other shoes.  I'd call it a true to size 10D.  I definitely would not fit in a 9 in these and 9.5 (if it existed) would likely also be too small.  From a size perspective, these would be a keeper.

- External build quality and materials appear good.

- Really tough to see in the photos but some pieces of the leather form fine wrinkles along the surface that are not ideal.  Other pieces seem to not form these wrinkles.  Maybe variation in the hide or tanning process?  Probably not a big deal.  I guess the question is if it will get worse and the wrinkles form more permanent marks over time.

- I also felt some bumps inside on the bottom when trying these on.  Again I pulled out the footbed and inspected the shoe bottom.  And sadly, again I found bumps and ridges.  I took a photo down into the shoe of one large ridge going across the shoe in the short direction right under the ball area where most weight is carried.  Look closely and I think you will see it.

- Also, every shoe bottom has a kinda nasty brown stain, likely due to adhesive soaking through?  This wouldn't hurt anything but its not ideal.  My nice shoes are nice and clean inside including under the footbed.

 

I don't think I can keep these either due to the ridge under the ball of my foot.  I think that will cause discomfort when standing and walking all day in them.

 

My opinion is that the purpose of a footbed is NOT to cover over bumps, dips, and ridges in the shoe inside bottom.  The shoe inside bottom should be nicely smooth.  Even if a footbed manages to hide a flaw in the shoe bottom when new, the footbed will quickly breakdown in the area over the bump at which time it will once again poke through.  Looking at the bottom of the footbeds for my Gustins, I can already see compressed indentations in the places that were over the bumps, even after only standing in them for a few minutes.

 

Very curious if other people have similar bumps in the bottoms of their new Gustin shoes.  And maybe you could also check your similar shoes from the other leading brands and post photos of the inside with the footbed removed to compare quality?  I don't own any other sneakers but I have many boots, oxfords, etc. and they don't have this issue.

 

 

 

 

 


Man, this is really bad news - and I had ordered one of their high tops like almost a month ago.

I just hope mine will come out ok.  Bummer.

post #7952 of 10357

anyone want to trade Gustin credit for J. Crew credit? 

 

Would love to make this happen. thanks guys!

post #7953 of 10357
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Man, this is really bad news - and I had ordered one of their high tops like almost a month ago.

I just hope mine will come out ok.  Bummer.

 

I emailed Gustin today and received a quick response from Ren.  He said they had already read my posts on this forum and were waiting for my email!  Its great to hear that they are closely watching and reading this forum.  Gustin employees choose to not say much on the forum but we can rest assured they are reading our feedback, requests, ideas, and concerns.

 

He sent prepaid return labels so I don't have to cover postage and apologized for the issue.

 

Although I would love if there were never any problems in the universe, I'm happy with the way Gustin resolved this one.

 

I suggested they should inspect their current inventory and add an inspection step at their Italian shoemaker to confirm the inside footbed is sufficiently smooth before shipping.  And also to modify the assembly process to avoid wrinkles while bonding the footbeds together.  I'm sure they will easily solve this problem for future builds.  Its probably as simple as one inexperienced shoe worker being sloppy and not flattening out the layers after cementing them together.  But I do worry about the large number of shoes already produced.

 

It would be interesting if some of you who have received Gustin Italian sneakers could pull out the insole and take a look at the footbed.  Feel it for bumps, dips, ridges, wrinkles, etc.  Surely I didn't just get incredibly unlucky by my two being the only ones with this issue.

 

Maybe I'm just being a sissy footed wimp!  :)

post #7954 of 10357
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From last week:

I don't think I posted it here.

For you Oxblood 2 lovers.

 

 

I love what you guys are doing with the oxblood pants and blue boots!  Unfortunately I'm not yet equipped.

 

JOSH!  Let's make some snazzy Horween CXL blue cap-toe boots!  Just like the cap toe boots that were recently posted and seem to have vaporized (?).

 

In the meantime, I'm working on having the following two items custom made for me to satisfy my desire for blue:

 

 

post #7955 of 10357
Heavy chambray in BD make-up. Why Oh Why?!? Sorry, but this doesn't work as a shirt-jacket. The other one would so well, damn...

+1 on the shout for return of the work shirts.
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Why don't you get this? American made, Japanese chambray for $130. And I think it's on sale right now.
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From last week:

I don't think I posted it here.

For you Oxblood 2 lovers.

This is better than the porn I've been watching recently.

post #7958 of 10357
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Why don't you get this? American made, Japanese chambray for $130. And I think it's on sale right now.

What is this?
post #7959 of 10357
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Why don't you get this? American made, Japanese chambray for $130. And I think it's on sale right now.

Cheers! Alas sold out in my size.
post #7960 of 10357
Another +1 for more Gustin workshirts (with straight cut pockets please).
post #7961 of 10357
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Another +1 for more Gustin workshirts (with straight cut pockets please).

+1
post #7962 of 10357
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

I see your 'bergs and I raise you another blue pair.

 

 

 

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F***!  Major jealously over here.  

post #7963 of 10357
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From last week:

I don't think I posted it here.

For you Oxblood 2 lovers.

This is better than the porn I've been watching recently.


Midget porn?

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post #7964 of 10357
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Originally Posted by koge99 View Post

What is this?

Five brothers heavy chambray sold by hand-eye supply. And if you're looking for an XL I'd email them. Incredibly nice people and really good about doing preorders.
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I will also throw my vote in for more workshirts. I would love to see another 'traditional' workshirt, something like the Japan Union Blue Workshirt with Orange contrast stitching. I need a traditional workshirt to round out the collection!

 

Adding a pocket flap to one of the pockets would be amazing too, add some variation!

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