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The small feet thread: sharing sizing and fits, and where to get small sizes. (US7/UK6.5 or smaller)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by manasdirge, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Well-Known Member

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    Dear all,

    I think you will be able to ask my question. I have several pairs from Carmina in size 6,5 (being the Simpson last the best fitting last, though I can wear without problems Rain, Forest and Robert). I have also several Yanko in size 6. I've heard Carmina sizing is smaller than british ones. Could you confirm if it would be a good idea to size half size down in Edward Green and Gaziano&Girling? I am about to buy online but don't know if it would be a good idea...

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Chowkin

    Chowkin Well-Known Member

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    It depends on which British makers. For EG and G&G, I find they are snugger fitting than C&J or Church's. Most people take a half size bigger in the former two brands.
     
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  3. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    Quote:Hi, aristoi, welcome! I really recommend trying on them in store first, if you have the chance. As for the size translation, I hope I can help you but my carmina loafer is still not delivered, will update this when they arrive. if you can't try them on first, pick a retailer that accept changes/returns.
     
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  4. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Well-Known Member

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  5. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    it's forest last, they should be finished in mid November, but seems Carmina has delayed many of the GMTOs due to the high demand[​IMG]
     
  6. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the Cheaney runs long? I've had limited experience from Cheaney and that's what I feel. I wear 6F in Cheaney and 6.5E in EG and the former feels longer. A big reason I've held back on picking up the Cheaney veldt boots since they're G width.
     
  7. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Well-Known Member

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    I've got the FS029 boot (SF boot) of Cheaney in UK6.5F and too have the feeling Cheaneys' lasts run long in general.
    In case I buy a new pair of boots from Cheaney, which I will probably do because I love the current one despite it being a poor fit for my feet, I would size down not only half, but full a size in length.
    Sadly Cheaney makes shoes in sizes smaller than UK6 only MTO. They quoted me a price of GBP525 for the FS029 in that case, which I am not willing to pay.
    Well, there is still the Herring Langdale.
     
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  8. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    well, for those brands don't normally make sizes under UK6 (Cheaney, Alfred Sargent, Yanko etc), I have seen some UK5/5.5s on japan auction site, an example here: http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m152394542, but the styles are limited.
     
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    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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  10. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    well, finally received my Carmina forest loafer, everything is fine, except heel slippery. Come on, it's size 5! and I don't think smaller size will fit cause my forefoot part is already snug, guess it's my narrow heel again, and perhaps I have to give up on Carmina forest last.[​IMG]

    Still, some pictures for you guys!
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  11. Chowkin

    Chowkin Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about the heel slippage. I have that on my only pair in size 5 too [​IMG] BTW, there are a couple of boots in size 5.5 on sale at the Carmina online store. I like this one: [​IMG]
     
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  12. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    That boot's nice, but with the size 5 running large for me, I certainly won't go for a size 5.5 in Carmina[​IMG]
     
  13. tbrock

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    Another addition to my list now is Meermin. If you can be bothered with their stiffness and quality control, it is a superb option for people with small feet. I have now tried two boots on the hiro last and both have been very snug in 5.5 and 6 (shearling lined).
     
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  14. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    hmm, I should have my meermin in size 5.5 by now, but the local post office have returned the shoes back to Spain! and they don't tell me why that happens, now I am waiting for the seller's response and see if the shoes are really sent back.
     
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    My addition to this thread

    Fits well
    Carmina Inca (wholecut) UK 5.5
    Carmina Xim UK 5.5
    EG 202 UK 6E
    EG 606 UK 6E
    EG 184 UK 6F
    JL 4098 UK 5.5EE

    Fits OK
    Carmina Inca (captoe) UK 5.5
    Carmina Robert

    Sneakers
    Common Projects Achilles EU 40
    Common Projects Bball Low EU 39
    Buttero tanino low/high EU 39

    I have a Cleverley Reuben handgrade shoe in UK 5.5 in the sig if anyone in this thread is interested
     
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  17. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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  18. mcl911

    mcl911 Well-Known Member

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    I wear cp Achilles eu40 but there are some space in front
    Eg888 uk5.5e
    Tg73 uk5.5e
    Meermin Ron uk5.5
    Carmina Simpson uk5.5 (normal width)
    Us8 for all Nike sneaker
     
  19. manasdirge

    manasdirge Well-Known Member

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    interest check,
    Trying to find the carmina loafers a new home, fantastic pair with tobacco suede and rubber soles, unfortunately they don't fit me. tried only for 10min inside on wooden floors, new with box.
    forest last size 5, this is a MTO from gentlemensfootwear, price is $420, I'll throw in international shipping too.
    outsole: 27cm x 9.5cm

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  20. Chowkin

    Chowkin Well-Known Member

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