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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post


I can not wait to see this..when I get my pair they are going in for same treatment..going to be awesome and I am in complete envy.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post
 

Are you doing the work yourself?  If so, I'm very curious to hear how that goes for you.  Either way, I join the others in looking forward to seeing the results.


I sent them out to a fine cobbler I found on the interweb. He seems to do good work, and I told him make sure it's really good because it might lead to more business for him after people see it. :)

post #102977 of 122416

you verified he has worked with shell before right? Not every cobbler has. If its one of the well-known guys I wouldn't be too concerned but worth double checking 

post #102978 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

you verified he has worked with shell before right? Not every cobbler has. If its one of the well-known guys I wouldn't be too concerned but worth double checking 

Shit.

post #102979 of 122416
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Originally Posted by cezinho View Post

good morning,
so the pic below is nothing special compared to what you see around here, however they were always my grail chukka and here they are:



Very nice. I have a pair and wear them a LOT!
post #102980 of 122416
Working on these later today, Ravelo SWB from Leathersoul.



Wearing these for lunch with the inlaws later today. From Leatheroul as well.
post #102981 of 122416

Starting to curse you guys for luring me into getting nice socks haha. I honestly have no idea how you guys wear thick Chup socks in some of your stuff. I guess I sized my shoe/boots based on what I was typically wearing before and now literally find some of my footwear too uncomfortable with thick socks.

 

In my 7.5D Barrie shoes I am kind of ok with them, a bit snug but not uncomfortable, I suspect I will get a bit of give once the shoes get use to the thicker socks. I can't size up to an 8D as it causes too much heel slip because of my narrow heel.

 

In my 7.5D Barrie boots however I am totally uncomfortable in the thicker socks, obviously due to Barrie boots fitting smaller and my Barrie shoes already nice and snug. I think it is going to be best to actually size up to an 8D to allow room for thicker socks. It makes sense in that I like thicker socks with boots plus I shouldn't experience heel slip in them. Sorry to all the 8D boot boys as you will have some more competition now for upcoming orders. I guess that also means I may need to try an 8.5D in Grant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That all being said, wearing Leffot Tankers today with thin dress socks :(. I might actually have to consider selling these off now if I can get in on an 8D at the next preorder.

 

post #102982 of 122416
I was going to bring up the same point burzan brought up. It one has a good fit with thin dress socks, it's very uncomfortable to use Chup socks in the same pair. Chup socks and thin socks such as pantarella are probably a half size apart.
post #102983 of 122416
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Originally Posted by inn8chiro View Post

Shit.

Well, hope it goes well for you. Depending on the final result, may want to have mine done so keep us posted please
post #102984 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Starting to curse you guys for luring me into getting nice socks haha. I honestly have no idea how you guys wear thick Chup socks in some of your stuff. I guess I sized my shoe/boots based on what I was typically wearing before and now literally find some of my footwear too uncomfortable with thick socks.

In my 7.5D Barrie shoes I am kind of ok with them, a bit snug but not uncomfortable, I suspect I will get a bit of give once the shoes get use to the thicker socks. I can't size up to an 8D as it causes too much heel slip because of my narrow heel.

In my 7.5D Barrie boots however I am totally uncomfortable in the thicker socks, obviously due to Barrie boots fitting smaller and my Barrie shoes already nice and snug. I think it is going to be best to actually size up to an 8D to allow room for thicker socks. It makes sense in that I like thicker socks with boots plus I shouldn't experience heel slip in them. Sorry to all the 8D boot boys as you will have some more competition now for upcoming orders. I guess that also means I may need to try an 8.5D in Grant.






That all being said, wearing Leffot Tankers today with thin dress socks frown.gif . I might actually have to consider selling these off now if I can get in on an 8D at the next preorder.



It honestly sounds like less trouble to just be conscious of what socks you're wearing with any given shoe, opposed to selling off and acquiring anything shell. I wear A. Gammarelli socks and I'd say the cotton blend is a medium to thin whereas the wool is thin, I just keep it in mind and keep the wool and cotton ones serperate in my closet. My non shell shoes are much more forgiving on my sock choices, though.

Those tankers look legit.
post #102985 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

Starting to curse you guys for luring me into getting nice socks haha. I honestly have no idea how you guys wear thick Chup socks in some of your stuff. I guess I sized my shoe/boots based on what I was typically wearing before and now literally find some of my footwear too uncomfortable with thick socks.

In my 7.5D Barrie shoes I am kind of ok with them, a bit snug but not uncomfortable, I suspect I will get a bit of give once the shoes get use to the thicker socks. I can't size up to an 8D as it causes too much heel slip because of my narrow heel.

In my 7.5D Barrie boots however I am totally uncomfortable in the thicker socks, obviously due to Barrie boots fitting smaller and my Barrie shoes already nice and snug. I think it is going to be best to actually size up to an 8D to allow room for thicker socks. It makes sense in that I like thicker socks with boots plus I shouldn't experience heel slip in them. Sorry to all the 8D boot boys as you will have some more competition now for upcoming orders. I guess that also means I may need to try an 8.5D in Grant.






That all being said, wearing Leffot Tankers today with thin dress socks frown.gif . I might actually have to consider selling these off now if I can get in on an 8D at the next preorder.



you need a wider boot size for thicker socks, not a longer size.
post #102986 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

Starting to curse you guys for luring me into getting nice socks haha. I honestly have no idea how you guys wear thick Chup socks in some of your stuff. I guess I sized my shoe/boots based on what I was typically wearing before and now literally find some of my footwear too uncomfortable with thick socks.

 

In my 7.5D Barrie shoes I am kind of ok with them, a bit snug but not uncomfortable, I suspect I will get a bit of give once the shoes get use to the thicker socks. I can't size up to an 8D as it causes too much heel slip because of my narrow heel.

 

In my 7.5D Barrie boots however I am totally uncomfortable in the thicker socks, obviously due to Barrie boots fitting smaller and my Barrie shoes already nice and snug. I think it is going to be best to actually size up to an 8D to allow room for thicker socks. It makes sense in that I like thicker socks with boots plus I shouldn't experience heel slip in them. Sorry to all the 8D boot boys as you will have some more competition now for upcoming orders. I guess that also means I may need to try an 8.5D in Grant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That all being said, wearing Leffot Tankers today with thin dress socks :(. I might actually have to consider selling these off now if I can get in on an 8D at the next preorder.

 

 

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Sounds to me that you are an 8D, Barrie. I can wear both thicker and thin socks in either 8D shoes or boots. Obviously our feet aren't identical, but they sound similar. 

post #102987 of 122416
I love that we've pretty much come to the conclusion that Barrie lasted boots are TTS.

Hurray.
post #102988 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post


you need a wider boot size for thicker socks, not a longer size.

 

A size up would accommodate both extra length and some width, both would be required with thicker socks as a sock covers all parts of the foot. Am I totally wrong for thinking that?

 

 

See below for my sizing issues lol. I do think an 8D boot would good though.

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

 

Sounds to me that you are an 8D, Barrie. I can wear both thicker and thin socks in either 8D shoes or boots. Obviously our feet aren't identical, but they sound similar. 

 

To be honest you are probably right. 8D Barrie shoes fit me well everywhere but the heel, I sized down to avoid heel slip and they work but yeah I think if I just had a slightly wider heel the 8D would be good. I am kind of an inbetweener in that my foot is about a 8.25D so a 7.75D Barrie would probably be perfect hahaha.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by katch View Post

I love that we've pretty much come to the conclusion that Barrie lasted boots are TTS.

Hurray.
 
 
Sound like different style may have subtle fit variances too though from some of the other comments. I do find the Tanker boot much more narrow compared to my PTB and LWB.
post #102989 of 122416
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Originally Posted by katch View Post

I love that we've pretty much come to the conclusion that Barrie lasted boots are TTS.

Hurray.

I think those cases are very few and far between. Burzan also says that his Barrie derbys are a little tight. Sounds like he is a tweener.

post #102990 of 122416
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Originally Posted by cezinho View Post
 

good morning,

so the pic below is nothing special compared to what you see around here, however they were always my grail chukka and here they are:

 

 

Looking good.....I should have a pair arriving this afternoon!

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