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Round 2, got another pair of virgils in this time in sand and in an 8 to follow Fycus' sizing advice and I have to say these fit a lot better. Like the lt. Brown color marginally better but these will do


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Got lucky and came across a pair of mismarked fall 2014 brigadiers for 30% off. biggrin.gif



post #228 of 232
Considering picking up a pair of fbt for the first time. From my reading I think my size is 9.5

My other sizes for reference: CP 42 (snug to start), 43 Margiela, 41 Balenciaga Arena (perfect fit), 10 Jordans. I have above average width feet so I sometimes size up for width. I was told to size down 1 for fbt, but I am only going half due to the width issue. Your input is much appreciated.

Also this is the specific pair I am thinking of.




The shape of the ones above looks really irregular/awkward compared to other fbt like these below?




Do they take better shape with wear or something?
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Originally Posted by palma View Post

Considering picking up a pair of fbt for the first time. From my reading I think my size is 9.5

My other sizes for reference: CP 42 (snug to start), 43 Margiela, 41 Balenciaga Arena (perfect fit), 10 Jordans. I have above average width feet so I sometimes size up for width. I was told to size down 1 for fbt, but I am only going half due to the width issue. Your input is much appreciated.

Also this is the specific pair I am thinking of.




The shape of the ones above looks really irregular/awkward compared to other fbt like these below?




Do they take better shape with wear or something?

I had a pair similar  to the one you're considering, bought them back in 2006 or 2007. They look great when worn and are very comfortable, my only issue was my pair only lasted 8 months before the entire sole came off :uhoh:  

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the first pair is made in China the second style is the made in Japan model. the silhouette is actually much nicer on the China model and generally speaking the quality is also better. They size the same, and you are correct you would be a 9 or 9.5
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I had a pair similar  to the one you're considering, bought them back in 2006 or 2007. They look great when worn and are very comfortable, my only issue was my pair only lasted 8 months before the entire sole came off uhoh.gif   

Where were they made? Sole repair? If not what did you do. Scary to hear that on such an expensive product? Has quality come along with prices over the years?

Also, is my thinking on sizing correct? Perhaps less relevant since sizing scale may have significantly changed.

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the first pair is made in China the second style is the made in Japan model. the silhouette is actually much nicer on the China model and generally speaking the quality is also better. They size the same, and you are correct you would be a 9 or 9.5

Hmm...so the China ones are better than Japan. That's a bit unexpected. Go with 9.5 then to be safe? Since I am in Canada it's not easy to exchange a pair. May I ask your sizes for reference?

Do models names like Llamo and shaman correspond with the silhouette specifically or other elements of design?
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Originally Posted by palma View Post

Where were they made? Sole repair? If not what did you do. Scary to hear that on such an expensive product? Has quality come along with prices over the years?

Also, is my thinking on sizing correct? Perhaps less relevant since sizing scale may have significantly changed.
Hmm...so the China ones are better than Japan. That's a bit unexpected. Go with 9.5 then to be safe? Since I am in Canada it's not easy to exchange a pair. May I ask your sizes for reference?

Do models names like Llamo and shaman correspond with the silhouette specifically or other elements of design?

Stop asking the same questions that are asked over and over again. Yes, sizing is about right I already said you can do tts or half down with fbt. While I have no problem with helping people out here invest some time in the thread or elsewhere, your answers are there. Lhamo and shaman are same shoe regardless of manufacturing origin however shaman has a tasseled flap rather than a wholecut flap like the lhamos. Origin is irrelevant, they will add jp to the name if made in jp, however jp models only use the sole I pointed out already.
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