From time ot time the mtm or bespoke shoes by Church, C&J, Lauren Â etc show up on Ebay. Â Some are new in box and some are used, naturally. More than once I have started to bid on them but ended up abstaining. Â Naturally the only time I was going to take a chance regardless fit Â due to the 42.00 end price I got killed by not being logged in and a little "prime time" lag at log in screen. Â So much for waiting until the final 10 seconds to bid. My question is, Â has anyone Â ever had a problem with fit do to the shoe being Â "custom" please? That is - Â if one wears a 10 d or a 10 n .. as long as the shoe is basically a size 10 D ( or size 10 N ) will it usually fit? I have seen more than once for example a size 10 d with a B heel etc. Has this caused you who have bought shoes of this type problems? Â Also, will shoes of this type have the arch more cutomized to the wearer? Â I can recall wearing my cousin's shoes years ago when we unexpectedly went out with some ladies. He has an unaturally high arch and they were MOST uncomfortasble to me. I still remember the ache the next day even with still being half intoxicated. It was like a constant cramp or walking on nails. I just wonder how many times I have passed on an exceedingly fine pair of shoes due to being over cautious. Â Seeing all my cousin suffered through with his foot problems and the resulting ADDITIONAL damage from it being in the 60s and 70's Â when a lot wasn't known about the effects of improperly fitted shoes on a growing boy/ young man, I do not want to possibly suffer long term effects Â either. I know it is to the extreme but he has went through 3 Â foot surgerys since our early adult hood. He has been told by more than one doctor ,in part, this was due to not having properly fitting shoes that compounded his problems. Â I do not go through life looking at worst case scenarios but after growing up around a situation like this one DOES think twice. Anyones input will be greatly appreciated. Respectfully, Â John Whine and cheese section- Â Â I DO admit sometimes I feel like the kid with the Red Ball sneakers on the basketball court with all the guys wearing Air Jordans. Â And to think Allen Edmonds are the just "so-so's" of the forum. <warm smile> Seriously I appretiate it. It is always a rush to see someone else get a "new baby". Â And, in part, get to share the excitement with them via pictures and text. It also lets us learn what next to strive for. Thanks to this forum Â even moreso than Mr. Andy's forums ,Â over the last 12-14 months since I first started posting ( and managing to loose loggin name and which email address I used... ), I have learned that with smart shopping the bespoke suit and shoes CAN be obtainable without major sacrifices or the legendary "charge it now and worry about paying later".
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10/17/04 at 3:08pm