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  1. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    I feel your pain. You are likely to need some sort of insole in any loafer to take up extra volume, even if it is just a thin leather insole. My past loafers were exactly of the kind where I would step right out of them if I was not careful. GS loafers are easy to get in and out, but stay right...
  2. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Grant Stone loafers converted me from loafer-hater to loafer-lover. Never thought I am going to enjoy loafers that much. Unlike most loafers that are pretty narrow, tapered and sleek-looking, GS loafers are a tiny bit 'bulbous' in the ball of the foot. Because of that, they are not only more...
  3. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    I agree with that assessment. I wear 12D normal width 5 in Tricker's Stows and they fit me on a relaxed side, but without any 'extra' room lengthwise - just enough to be comfortable. Leo 12D fits slightly more 'fitted' and pinches one pinky a little. Leo 12E would probably be better but I would...
  4. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Got unsolicited compliment today on my Storm Kudu Ottawa's. Does not happen often :)
  5. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Thank you for you comments, Wyatt! And what you said about wider width resulting in quarters lacing closer is what I expected... but in this case 10.5eee Diesel laced with a much LARGER gap than either 11.5e or 12D Ottawa. Gap went from 0" on 11.5e or 12D to almost 1" on 10.5eee - on the same...
  6. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Had interesting/unexpected experience with wide size recently. I wear 12D Ottawas and find that rear quarters are pretty much touching after wrapping around my fairly skinny ankles. Because of that I was afraid to even try 12E, thinking about rear quarters overlapping, ugh. Fit is absolutely...
  7. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Those look very nice! What leather was it? It reminds me of 'ebony harness' from Red Wings. As for the heel slip, it is fascinating how everybody's take is different, depending on the shape of their feet. I have my own issue with Leo last, pinky rub, but one thing I never had to worry about in...
  8. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Size 12E should be a little bit shorter than 12.5 would be and a little bit wider than 12.5 would be. In other words, if your feet are a little on the wide size, 12E might be a perfect "half size down" for you. That is, if size 13D IS your Brannock size (it is not necessarily "what you wear"...
  9. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Well, if we are exchanging silly GS jokes here around virtual Christmas table... somebody needs to send Grant Stone tassel loafers to Carl Murawski for review on his youtube channel.
  10. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Thank you for the advice! Actually, my memory failed me when I was writing that post - she had those boots for only 6 months, not a full year. So, yes, she got some serious mileage on them in those 6 months. Her rough estimate was close to 1 million steps, which translates to about 300-400...
  11. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    That is actually similar to my current setup: 12D in Leo/Alexander and 11.5E in Floyd last. I tried also 11.5E Leo but it was a bit too wide in midfoot and a bit too short, not a good combination as foot tends to slide forward a little if boot is too wide in midfoot/instep, and there is no room...
  12. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    I wear the same size 12D in both Grant Stone Leo last and Trickers 4497 (Stows). Trickers fit me like a glove - wide in the toebox, narrow in the heel, a tiniest bit of breathing room everywhere without being sloppy in the slightest, it is like magic. GS Ottawa are about same length, slightly...
  13. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    It is fairly common, especially for CXL and is known as CXL lottery - you never know what you are going to get. Not a defect. If you really dislike it... well... best to stay away from CXL (or pay price premium of Vibergs to get only the best clicking). At least, clicking here is very smart, and...
  14. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Hey gents... I want your opinion on a very practical subject related to Grant Stone dainite/studded sole. A year ago I gifted a pair of dune Diesels to my daughter. She really liked them and that is a great news (having fairly wide toes - just like her dad - makes fit often difficult for her)...
  15. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Oh, the excitement (and the dread!) of a resole! Something to be still experienced by yours truly. And with the ever-growing collection of boots, probably years away. If you do not mind me asking, on what surfaces/conditions you found them to be slippery? I am slowly warming up to the same...
  16. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Those Pedag 113 wool insoles are pretty nice, and yes, they are wool on top with a 'silicone rubber' on the bottom, and they are very, very thin. Only problem is that they are ridiculously narrow, especially front half of them. If you can, buy them 2-3 sizes up and cut them down to the required...
  17. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Brass boots in saddle tan went for a loooong walk in the park today...
  18. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    In my experience GS longwings run a tiny bit shorter and have noticeably smaller volume than boots on the same Leo last or even loafers on Alexander last. I have pretty much given up on taming my 12D longwings, and since 12.5D GS are not a thing, GS longwings are not for me. At least not in veg...
  19. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Another leather than tends to roll rather then crease seems to be Kangaroo leather. Here is photo of my natural roo ottawas, that sadly did not quite work out for me size-wise, and are for sale now. I love how this leather rolls - it seems to have smaller rolls than shell cordovan more...
  20. woodenbits

    Grant Stone - Official Affiliate Thread

    Question to you, lucky owners of splendid GS shell LWB (both new and old): if you happen to also own GS LWB in calf leather (especially of saddle tan variety), are they sized the same? Asking because my saddle tan LWB shredded my feet repeatedly like no other footwear and I feel like I am just...

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