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post #8101 of 122416
Can anyone comment on how Leydon last fits compared to Plaza.
post #8102 of 122416
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
Can anyone comment on how Leydon last fits compared to Plaza.

Hopefully others will lend insight on this, but here is what Alden of Carmel says about sizing:

**The most popular Alden lasts, and their relative sizes compared to usual U.S. shoe sizes are:

Leydon last - fits approximately like a standard US size
Plaza last - slightly longer than regular U.S. size
Aberdeen last - slightly longer than regular U.S. size
Van last - 1/4 to 1/2 size larger than regular U.S. size
Barrie last - about 1/2 size larger than regular U.S. size (U.S. size 10 = Barrie last size 9 1/2)
Trubalance last - about 1/2 size larger than regular U.S. size (U.S. size 10 = Trubalance size 9 1/2)
Modified last - at least 1/2 size larger than regular U.S. size (U.S. size 10 = Modified last size 9 1/2)**
post #8103 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PeterParker View Post
The Union Made boots look like they have a regular welt. Not sure if I've ever seen a boot or a shoe on the Grant last with a reverse welt, as it's a "dressier" last. The reverse welt is more commonly seen on the Barrie and Trubalance lasts. I can't explain why the #8's would have fit differently from the Cigars though...

Based on the info from Unionmade and my calls there these do have a reverse welt. There is a noticeable difference in their look from the other cigar shell boots that I had as well. Not just me but two other people said the same thing.
post #8104 of 122416
I have the Leydon and Plaza. What I can say is that they fit similarly, although the leydon has a rather bizarre vamp, for the first few days of wearing you will really feel the pressure on the top of your foot, as the leydon seems to compress it slightly right at the base of the laces. Also, I would say there's slightly less room in the leydon toebox.
post #8105 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Cid View Post

Leydon last - fits approximately like a standard US size

Agreed, fits very true-to-size.
post #8106 of 122416
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post
Based on the info from Unionmade and my calls there these do have a reverse welt. There is a noticeable difference in their look from the other cigar shell boots that I had as well. Not just me but two other people said the same thing.
Unless I have misunderstood what a reverse welt is, the Union Made boots are regular welt. Here are a pair of chukka's on the Grant last with a reverse welt, as described by Leather Soul: The small strip of leather between the sole and the cordovan is the welt. Because the welt is visible from the outside, it is called a reverse welt. The welt is not visible on the outside of the boot on the Union Made cap toes. If that's considered a reverse welt then I am totally confused as to the definition of the term.
post #8107 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PeterParker View Post
The Union Made boots look like they have a regular welt. Not sure if I've ever seen a boot or a shoe on the Grant last with a reverse welt, as it's a "dressier" last. The reverse welt is more commonly seen on the Barrie and Trubalance lasts. I can't explain why the #8's would have fit differently from the Cigars though...

The boots do have a regular welt (not reverse). We are changing the description on the website to reflect this.

Sorry about all the confusion everyone! Still, it's a damn good looking boot.
post #8108 of 122416
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Originally Posted by PeterParker View Post
Unless I have misunderstood what a reverse welt is, the Union Made boots are regular welt.

Here are a pair of chukka's on the Grant last with a reverse welt, as described by Leather Soul:


The small strip of leather between the sole and the cordovan is the welt. Because the welt is visible from the outside, it is called a reverse welt.



The welt is not visible on the outside of the boot on the Union Made cap toes. If that's considered a reverse welt then I am totally confused as to the definition of the term.

I stand corrected. But as I stated earlier, these feel and look of these boots does have a noticeable difference from the others I had ordered. Can't explain that part, but all I can say is that I was unhappy with the first pair, but am very happy with the Unionmade cap toes.
post #8109 of 122416
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Originally Posted by johnnyrich7 View Post
I stand corrected. But as I stated earlier, these feel and look of these boots does have a noticeable difference from the others I had ordered. Can't explain that part, but all I can say is that I was unhappy with the first pair, but am very happy with the Unionmade cap toes.

I'm glad you like them!
Sorry again about the confusion.
post #8110 of 122416
just in from Hawaii, leathers still warm!
post #8111 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Vinneus View Post
just in from Hawaii, leathers still warm!



still warm? they look very small.
post #8112 of 122416
yea! still warm from the climate of Hawaii, where Leather Sole is located! can you believe it buddy! and yes they are a 6 in boys! 8/
post #8113 of 122416
6 boys size???
post #8114 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Vinneus View Post
yea! still warm from the climate of Hawaii, where Leather Sole is located! can you believe it buddy! and yes they are a 6 in boys! 8/

love the non harmony blue/stripe/grey colour socks with the reddish shoes.
post #8115 of 122416
Natural Chromexcel was made for a boot like this. In my opinion, Tom really hit it out of the park with this one! Can't wait to see it after a year or two of wear.







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