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It does have a Normandy/Caen look to it. I happen to like the original Normandy sole
I know, if I remember correctly you bought multiple pairs! To me though I wish they had better support/comfort But that’s me being on my feet all day
 

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Hamilton buddies...question for you. These are a little tight around this area, just behind where the broguing cuts across. How likely are they stretch/give there as they break in? If they’re like the same color scheme unlined Strandmok...then I’m sure it’ll be fine. But if not then they might cause irritation

I know sinking in to the cork will help some. I definitely cannot size up any and have them fit the rest of my foot.


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Hamiltons are lined, so they won't be stretching as easily/much as the unlined moks. It will stretch some - you might consider wedging in a shoe tree with something in that area (maybe a wash cloth? a wood shim?) to add mass to help you stretch. I suggest putting that in after wearing them all day.
I don't feel like I can rely as much on the footbed molding to my food when it's the padded insole, like Hammies.
 

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I know, if I remember correctly you bought multiple pairs! To me though I wish they had better support/comfort But that’s me being on my feet all day
I have sold off a few of the Caen boots, but still have 2 pair of Normandy 1.0. They have sort of become one of my actual have to do some work (yard, clean garage, etc) boots. Still have 3 pair of the Caen's as well.
 

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Hamiltons are lined, so they won't be stretching as easily/much as the unlined moks. It will stretch some - you might consider wedging in a shoe tree with something in that area (maybe a wash cloth? a wood shim?) to add mass to help you stretch. I suggest putting that in after wearing them all day.
I don't feel like I can rely as much on the footbed molding to my food when it's the padded insole, like Hammies.
fair enough, I should have known. I thought they’d fit like the mok in the same color. Oh well.
 

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Oof. Just ordered Shell Strands and Daltons last week prior to the Trunk Show. If they're included in the sale, do you guys price match?
We try to work with y'all, so you have a ten day window to do price adjustments.
 

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Mid-60s today which, to me, is perfect Normandy weather. As much as they look like a sturdy winter boot, that's definitely not their time to shine. Nope, these unlined, leather-soled mofos are mainly for spring through fall. They really are super-comfortable though. I got onboard the Normandy train early and received a pair with a fair amount of factory-made distressing. I kind of wish I'd waited until they toned it down a little bit. I like the distressed look, I just wish more of it was from my own adventures. It's better when your boots just tell your own story.

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Mid-60s today which, to me, is perfect Normandy weather. As much as they look like a sturdy winter boot, that's definitely not their time to shine. Nope, these unlined, leather-soled mofos are mainly for spring through fall. They really are super-comfortable though. I got onboard the Normandy train early and received a pair with a fair amount of factory-made distressing. I kind of wish I'd waited until they toned it down a little bit. I like the distressed look, I just wish more of it was from my own adventures. It's better when your boots just tell your own story.

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Yours look hardly distressed compared to the first pair I got, which are MUCH more distressed now
 

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