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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

Really nice Cap toes...awesome cigar color

See Ya,
Steve!

nephew,
thank you
post #83072 of 122416
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Hi all:

 

Leydon Last sizing/fit question for purchase of Snuff Suede Flex-Welt Chukkas - I live in LA so stopped by Unionmade to try on the 8.5D and 9D (I am a 9D Brannock).

 

The 8.5D seemed to fit very well upon first wear but after walking around the store and wearing for more than 5 minutes, noticed pressure/rubbing against the inside of my feet, right above the ball sort of near the instep (hopefully that description is clear...).  The shoe otherwise fits great in the toebox/heel etc.  

 

When I asked about this pressure/slight discomfort, the woman at Unionmade noted that over time this should break in with both wear and also if I use shoe trees (?).

 

Question - has anyone experienced a break-in period for these shoes as mentinoed by the woman at Unionmade?  Or is that not really the case, and should I look to get the shoe in size 8.5E?


I just recently made my first Leydon purchase for the same exact shoes. I've only worn them out a handful of times so far, but they feel like they broke in a little bit and are now insanely comfortable. Most of my Aldens have broken in a little bit at the ball of my foot where the shoe flexes the most. My Barrie last boots were probably the tightest I had in that area, and stretched to fit perfectly. Of course those are of different construction since they are lined. I did experience a little pressure where you described on my Leydon lasted chukkas, but I did NOT experience anything that I would really consider rubbing. One thing that seemed to help me stretch my Barrie boots aside from wear, was to rotate one of my Woodlore boot trees while breaking it in. They don't support the width of shoes very well, but curve up on the top of the tree. I think the boot tree better supports the vamp and tongue area and helps to stretch it more than a regular shoe tree would.

 

I was absolutely right to go to the E width for the Leydon. Everywhere I've read has said that this last runs a bit narrow and I find this to be absolutely true.

 

For reference, this is what I am in the following lasts. I usually need a little wider toe box. In the most general terms I consider myself a size 9.

 

Barrie (boot) 8.5D

Trubalance (boot) 8.5D

Hampton 9E

Leydon 9E

 

PS - I'm amazed at the versatility of the snuff suede color and the style of the shoe itself. I can see why they are so popular.

post #83073 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

These shoes sold out almost immediately upon release in 2011, which is how I got them.
Worn twice.

He liked them so much he wore them twice in 3 years. lol8[1].gif

Like them or not, I don't fault the guy who is selling them given the current market.

we are on the threshold of Dutch tulip bubble or for the younger member the threshold of internet bubble
post #83074 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Nice shoes. I would choose this model before the color 4 Atoms.

nephew,
thank you
I am bias and I agree with you. the cigar is five years old and worn no more nine times
post #83075 of 122416
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we are on the threshold of Dutch tulip bubble or for the younger member the threshold of internet bubble

 

Tulipmania!!

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Uncle,

I managed to get a pair of these (New Old Stock). I hope that mine Patina as nicely as yours did!

-Mike

nephew
good acquisitions
looking forward to your post
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cigar cap toes
argyles otc
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Great stuff, Unc. :fonz:

post #83078 of 122416
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Ravello tassels

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nephew,
I like your tassels
post #83079 of 122416

9 times in 5 years...classic

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Great stuff, Unc. fing02%5B1%5D.gif

nephew,
thank you
post #83081 of 122416
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post
 

9 times in 5 years...classic

 

Now those who wonder why they can't keep their shoes looking as pristine as Mac have their answer.  :rimshot:

post #83082 of 122416
LMAO. Good stuff.
post #83083 of 122416
MWS+Uncle Mac= total knowledge of everything as it relates to shoes.
post #83084 of 122416
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Nice shoes. I would choose this model before the color 4 Atoms.

Me 3.

post #83085 of 122416
Selling these. Crazy? I already have two interested parties. For context, I have the Cigar Cap Toe Blutcher and EG Brown Calf Chelsea. I also have far exceeded my reasonable total quantity of shoes. I have owned for a year and worn three times.



Thanks in advanced!

-Mike
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