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Canada - dress shoes - advice

edca

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This is my first post gents so if I breach any etiquette, please let me know. Also, I still do not know shoe technical jargon so please forgive me for describing them as best I can.

I'm having a miserable time trying to find shoes in Canada. I've discovered that the style of shoe I like has a very particular toe and soul i.e. thin souls, that do not stick out beyond the leather of the shoe, and a long, pointed but rounded toe. The bes reference I can give is Finsbury, Loding, or Emling shoes. I own a pair of Finsburys which I like very much. My problem is getting more pairs.

To order a pair of Emlings for example, would cost double the price of the shoe to import to Canada. Are they worth double their sale value? I'm not sure.

If anyone has any thoughts, it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Your three options, living in Canada, are:

1. Pay heavily over-inflated and over-taxed prices on goods that are locally available
2. Find things online
3. Travel with an empty suitcase.

I used to do #2 but now find that #3 not only saves money on rash purchases which should never have been made, but also results in a superior fit.
 

edca

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Makes sense. Thanks for the advice. For the time being then, I shall make one rash purchase online as I need a good pair of shoes immediately, and the next time I travel I'll take an empty suitcase.

Many thanks again for the quick response.
 

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