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Unlined snuff suede chukkas today. Really love the look and feel of these
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quick pickup, whomever passed on these from DC thanks smile.gif



Those are beautiful! Congrats!
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Made it through pre-check with my Indys on. So I have that going for me, which is nice.

Sure beats achieving total consciousness.
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Sure beats achieving total consciousness.

The 'Lama might wear a pair of Indy's….nah…with is flowing grace maybe something a little fancier

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An ebay auction for a pair of virtually new Halleck boots (black edge, commando) ended this evening.  Opening bid was $549 and I'm amazed they went untouched.  I am dying for a pair of halleck/brixtons and would have been all over them, except they were a half size small at 8.5D.  

 

But, the temptation to try to fit them led me to learn a few things, and that follows on the recent conversation about foot length and arch length.  I have always known I was a tweener--between a 9 and 9.5, but I have never measured my own feet carefully on a brannock device.  Turns out my left foot is a 9+ and my right foot is an 8.5.  But get this--my heel-to-ball is a 10 for both feet.  This makes sense, as I consider myself, for whatever reason (what shoes they feel best in) a true 9.5.  Brannock will say that it's the larger of the two measurements (heel-to-toe vs heel-to-ball) but a 10 for me would have too much extra room to work.  

 

So, even though I felt I had enough toe room in my 9D barrie shell boots to fit into an 8.5, it really wouldn't have been appropriate for my relatively long arch length.  Walking in them would have been very uncomfortable.

 

Anyway, FWIW........

very similar to me at 9/9.5

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Slow office morning.
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WANT. 

 

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Slow office morning.
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Slow office morning.

Wow, where did you pick those up???  

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Wow, where did you pick those up???  

A very kind SF member @sazon

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A very kind SF member @sazon

Nice. Those are keepers. 

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Your instep is going to really impact your van sizing. Most go down a half size on the van (same as Barrie) but I take the same length as the Hampton, but size down two widths. That gets the strap lower on my foot and keeps the loafer nice and tight. Unless you have a very standard foot, or aren't particularly picky about fit, buying based on online feedback isn't great - especially when you already have a bunch of shoes that don't fit properly.


Dear Joe, I thank you very much for your feedback.

I decided to go 8.5D last minute. That same size as Barrie, since they are unlined and suede.

It is a limited risk since 9D is still available as well at he online retailer where I got the shoes.

 

I will gladly present them here once they arrive, let´s keep fingers crossed.

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Ive noticed that a few people put in flush metal toe taps, but almost no one puts on regular back plastic taps, is there a reason?  

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PSA - Bureau has restocked their #8 LWB. Antique edge, double leather sole. (Same as Leffot, I beleve)

https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/3673/color-8-cordovan-long-wing-blucher
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Ive noticed that a few people put in flush metal toe taps, but almost no one puts on regular back plastic taps, is there a reason?  
IMO...metal taps look better and last
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Ive noticed that a few people put in flush metal toe taps, but almost no one puts on regular back plastic taps, is there a reason?

For me, I will sometimes step up on a curb or a raised sidewalk groove. Sometimes I will knock off the black taps, which always protrude. Not so with the flush ones.

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