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post #136 of 145
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post


Probably some more details about the quality of the shoes.


Thanks, Smartass..... I was asking if there were specific details wanted.

post #137 of 145
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Thanks, Smartass..... I was asking if there were specific details wanted.

I think I'm smart enough to identify the question and answer it.
post #138 of 145
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I've got 4 pairs of their shoes and a chelsea boot prototype (it's supposed to go on sale in the fall) coming in a few days.  I know the store and the owners fairly well.  What would you like to know?

 

Hi! Mainly the quality of upper used and finish.

post #139 of 145
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I think I'm smart enough to identify the question and answer it.


Hello rbhan12

I own 7 pair of shoes from CU, I find them really comfortable and of excellent construction, you are getting a lot for what you are paying., Theis MTO is fantastic. I would recommend them any time.
post #140 of 145
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Hello rbhan12

I own 7 pair of shoes from CU, I find them really comfortable and of excellent construction, you are getting a lot for what you are paying., Theis MTO is fantastic. I would recommend them any time.

 

Even the RTWs have plenty of great-looking models that are quite unique IMO.. Would you say they compare favorably to Carmina?

post #141 of 145
I couldn't rate with Carmina since I don't own them but better than AE, Sanders and Loake.
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Quick shout out to the guys at Cobbler Union. I was at Ponce City Market here in Atlanta and discovered they had just opened up a storefront there. Owners Daniel and Steven both spent a lot of time with me discussing fit, their various lasts etc. they are very passionate about what they are doing. I had been curious about CU since first seeing this thread pop up a couple of years ago, and it was nice to see and touch their shoes in person. Most of my shoes are G&G or Vass U last, so you can get a picture of the aesthetic I tend to like. I found their last shapes very much to my taste, and construction and finish appear very good for the price point.

I walked out with a pair of bal boots on their louvre last, which I found looks and fit quite a bit like the Vass U last (meaning, I had to half size up, but it accommodated my high instep very well. The toe box is narrow but that's not a problem for me.

My first impression on quality is that they seem on par with my Carminas, so overall pretty nice.

Daniel and Steven were friendly and very attentive, and invited me to join their Thursday night shoe polishing happy hours. (Never knew such things existed, but sounds interesting!)

Will report back after the boots some time in the feet...
post #143 of 145
If they run narrow then I probably have to skip...
post #144 of 145
One of these days I'm going to find my way to their store...
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If they run narrow then I probably have to skip...
I felt the louvre last fit a little small overall (did not try other lasts) but with half size up accommodated my high instep and wide-ish ball very well. I size up to F width in G&G for example. Toe box is narrow for sure though (not a problem for me but could be for some though no one on here has mentioned a problem with yet)
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