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post #1021 of 1429
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Originally Posted by khnry View Post

Lurked on this forum for a bit and got a lot of help, so I just wanted to contribute one more data point to help people in terms of sizing and my opinion of the boots. A few months ago, I ordered a pair of chelsea boots from Asos (you get what you pay for. I did not like the shape, they were uncomfortable, and just flat out did not like them. So I returned them for a refund). 
I ordered the Tan Chelsea Boots size 41 from Story et Fall on 09/02/15. I received them via FedEx yesterday 10/20/15.
The customs fee was $27.32 and I live in Los Angeles, CA.

Sizing:
I wear 9.5 in retro jordans and other nikes (including flyknits).
I wear a 9 in nike rosherun, adidas (stan smith, 350 boost), new balance 998.
When I used the sizing guide that Lian sent, my feet probably ended right in between the 41 and 42. Ordering the size 41 was the correct decision for me, it fit nicely. Not too much wiggle room, but if they are supposed to stretch a bit and supposed to be "broken in" they should fit perfectly.

Opinion:
The packaging, as others have mentioned, is nice and the personalization is also a great touch. Also, the quality is definitely there and in my opinion, is a well-constructed, and well-crafted pair of shoes. Personal preference should dictate if you'd like to purchase a pair or not. I actually bought a pair of Common Projects Chelsea Boots (khaki) a couple days ago (size 42 - also fits nicely for me). The CP boots are much, MUCH more comfortable - which is primarily due to the heels not being as high, and because of the rubber soles. The SeF boots' heels are higher and the wooden material makes walking in them a bit more stiff (?) while walking in the CP boots seem more natural (almost as if you're just wearing a pair of sneakers). In terms of the shape, material, and color, I would think they are pretty comparable/similar (take this with a grain of salt, i'm no shoe-expert).

I do really like the SeF boots. But, I like the CP boots more. However, the CP boots are literally double the price (if not more). In that sense, I don't know if I like the CP boots ~$300 worth more (if you get what I'm saying). With that said, my plan is to probably go exchange my khaki CP boots to the grey color, and keep the tan SeF boots. UNLESS, I can find somebody who wants to purchase my SeF boots (for exactly what i paid + shipping).

Hope this is helpful to those who are thinking about making a purchase from Lian.
I also had both and sold the cps...I thought the SEF had a more professional/sleeker look that I liked. The sole of the SEF boots is leather and will also break in and soften up with wear. I will say the only thing that I thought cp had over SEF was the comfort. Those are prolly the most comfortable boots I ever had. But I could tell after wearing them for two hours that the sole was gonna get dicked with the quickness. It's just sooo soft n gummy.
post #1022 of 1429
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Originally Posted by Bertdinner2 View Post


But I could tell after wearing them for two hours that the sole was gonna get dicked with the quickness. It's just sooo soft n gummy.

 

That right there makes me just want to return the CP boots.

Does anybody who have worn the CP boots for a long time have any insight?

post #1023 of 1429
Can't speak to the actual longevity of the CPs but I had the same experience as Bertdinner -- tried them on, really liked the shape and comfort, returned them because the sole was clearly not going to last
post #1024 of 1429
The soles aren't gonna be ultra durable but they're comfortable and the last is nice. When they go, I'll try and slap some Vibrams on there and call it a day. Doubt the BV ones will be super durable either. It's the nature of that type of sole.
post #1025 of 1429
Serious Q - is it possible to put a vibram on the CP crepe sole? I thought about it but sole didn't look replaceable like a goodyear welted sole as I think BV chelseas have. I saw some online cobbler that offers crepe sole replacement for clarks but couldn't tell how good the workmanship would be.
post #1026 of 1429
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Originally Posted by johanm View Post

Serious Q - is it possible to put a vibram on the CP crepe sole? I thought about it but sole didn't look replaceable like a goodyear welted sole as I think BV chelseas have. I saw some online cobbler that offers crepe sole replacement for clarks but couldn't tell how good the workmanship would be.

For my H&Mxmmm I had a cobbler take of the heel, put on a wedge sole mode out of some crepe-esque material on which he lastly put on a rubber sole, definitely more comfortable than before and has held up fine.
post #1027 of 1429
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

For my H&Mxmmm I had a cobbler take of the heel, put on a wedge sole mode out of some crepe-esque material on which he lastly put on a rubber sole, definitely more comfortable than before and has held up fine.

That sounds really interesting - would love to see photos (if that's at all feasible)
post #1028 of 1429

Finally pulled the trigger today with the tan suede chelseas. Usually a 9.5-10 but went with 42 (which is my CP size). Can anyone confirm that they fit closely to CP size? Probably still have time to switch the sizing if not. 

post #1029 of 1429
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Originally Posted by justusss View Post

Finally pulled the trigger today with the tan suede chelseas. Usually a 9.5-10 but went with 42 (which is my CP size). Can anyone confirm that they fit closely to CP size? Probably still have time to switch the sizing if not. 

I went w/ CP, and they fit, but are a little tight. I am D that borders on E.
post #1030 of 1429
Anyone in Canada had success with these? Probably looking at $310 for the boots shipped, then another $80-$100 after duties/taxes. Is it worth it at $400 CAD pricepoint?
post #1031 of 1429
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Originally Posted by justusss View Post

Finally pulled the trigger today with the tan suede chelseas. Usually a 9.5-10 but went with 42 (which is my CP size). Can anyone confirm that they fit closely to CP size? Probably still have time to switch the sizing if not. 
i thought they fit just like regular Achilles size
post #1032 of 1429
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Originally Posted by 1up View Post

Anyone in Canada had success with these? Probably looking at $310 for the boots shipped, then another $80-$100 after duties/taxes. Is it worth it at $400 CAD pricepoint?

 

Sounds about right in terms of price, if the US guys are seeing duty charges than we certainly are x3/x4 what they are.

post #1033 of 1429

Has anyone asked SeF to mark down?

 

Yes it's illegal and all that but in my country you can expect over 50% in duties. That's not taxes, that's plain robbery.

post #1034 of 1429
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Originally Posted by MickeyPunch View Post
 

Has anyone asked SeF to mark down?

 

Yes it's illegal and all that but in my country you can expect over 50% in duties. That's not taxes, that's plain robbery.

Other people have asked before, but he doesn't mark down. 

post #1035 of 1429
Ppl from Canada should just have Americans order for them...lol
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