I think that the shell Barries generally run bigger than the suede and calf Barries - as it was explained to me, it is tougher to stretch the shell around the last so you end up a slightly looser (read bigger) upper. The calf and suede and can be stretched/manipulated better and you end up with a tighter upper.
Originally Posted by joz411no
This is common. I own 2 pair of cap toes on the Hampton last. I have a black, perf. cap toe in calf and a cap toe in #8 burgundy shell. The #8 shells definitely fit looser (enough for thicker socks). I also own 2 pair of Jump Boots from Leather Soul. One pair is Chromexcel and the other #8. Again, the shell fits looser even compared to the soft Chromexcel.
Interesting. Both of these experiences are the opposite of mine. I went 10 in shell (Barrie last) and 9.5 in oiled nubuck (Trubalance last).
i already know the answer to this but i would be retarded to take shell indy's hiking even if they have commando soles? i am going hiking in a week and dont have any other shoes other than sneakers but i hear the trail is nothing crazy or anything ... not sure if its worth the risk hah
Ive taken my Whiskey Shell Indys through some rough terrain before and theyre perfectly fine.
Anyone else waiting for Epaulet's Ravello Brixton boot to come in on order? Website estimated a delivery time of July-September 2011. With this colder weather coming on, I hope they are in the works!
Just spoke to Mike a few days ago...there is not much ravello shell coming out of the tannery, but ours has come in about 10 days ago, and they're currently working on our boots...I believe he expects them sometime before Christmas.
Originally Posted by poly800rock
anyone from leather soul please let me know if the pre-orders from spring are in? i got the sand suede boot.
Me too, november was the end of the window, so don't be surprised with the backlog pushes them closer towards springtime.
BBBF Black Shell LWB. Any can comment on what last these might be? I have them in a 9.5 when most of my Barries are 9. The left shoe fits perfectly, the right is big, much more noticeable on my feet with this last than any other I wear.