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After a very long wait these gems arrived from Skoak. Unfortunately, now i know rain will not work for me. I look forward to trying out something on detroit and Soller.
Why doesn't rain work for you, I thought rain and soller were similar generous fitting lasts?
 

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To me the rain last is not that generous. Instep not very high combined with a restrictive forefoot. The only generous part of it is the gigantic heel.
 

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I agree - the heel on the rain last always felt huge to me
 

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Why doesn't rain work for you, I thought rain and soller were similar generous fitting lasts?

I sized down on these. If I went TTS and chose a shoe/boot with laces I think they would be okay. The problem I have with the Chelsea is that there is nothing securing my narrow heel into the huge heel area. My disproportionate heels and insteps prevent me from wearing loafers or slip on shoes of almost any kind.
 

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Hoping for input on the Robert last as compared to some Allen Edmonds shoes I own.

On the AE 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, Fifth Ave) I am a 10D. On the 511 last (Dalton, Long Branch, Saukville) I am a 10.5B.

Looking at the Carmina Autumn Brogue and the Wingtip Derby, both of which are on the Robert last.
 

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Hoping for input on the Robert last as compared to some Allen Edmonds shoes I own.

On the AE 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, Fifth Ave) I am a 10D. On the 511 last (Dalton, Long Branch, Saukville) I am a 10.5B. 

Looking at the Carmina Autumn Brogue and the Wingtip Derby, both of which are on the Robert last. 

I know this is not the answer your want to hear but here it goes. You should stay with AE shoes unless you can try Robert last in person.
I know you will not listen to my voice of reason so I would recommend that you get Robert last in size 9 UK, it should fit you as Robert last is a little on narrow side and it does have roomy toe box, roomier than AE 5 last
 

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I know this is not the answer your want to hear but here it goes. You should stay with AE shoes unless you can try Robert last in person.
I know you will not listen to my voice of reason so I would recommend that you get Robert last in size 9 UK, it should fit you as Robert last is a little on narrow side and it does have roomy toe box, roomier than AE 5 last
Why? That's curious advice in light of the fact that many in this thread asked for a sizing recommendation and ordered their first Carminas without trying them on first. If you're fine with the risk that you may need to return them/or sell them online if the sizing is off, what's the harm?

Regarding sizing, I wear the same size in AE's 5 last and 1 last, but find the Robert last too narrow for my foot. I find the Forest last to fit the closest to AE's 5 last and wear a 12D in AE and 11UK for Forest.
 

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I wear size uk8 in uetem loafers which is also a narrow last and I cannot get my left foot in Robert last uk 8 loafers.

I am 8.5 D US on 65 last and wear uk8 on the Simpson, Uetem, Oscar and inca. Inca and Oscar are roomier of course. Rain last is uk7.5.
 
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Quote: I think that is because Loafers are so hard to fit - pretty sure it was just saying to save you some $$$ from having to resell or ship back loafers that dont fit. Personally I have a hard time...just recently I was PM with Texas and though we wear the same size in many lasts...we are a full size apart on Alden loafers in Van.

As one fine gent on SF says loafers a re a 3dimensional problem!
 
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Hoping for input on the Robert last as compared to some Allen Edmonds shoes I own.

On the AE 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, Fifth Ave) I am a 10D. On the 511 last (Dalton, Long Branch, Saukville) I am a 10.5B.

Looking at the Carmina Autumn Brogue and the Wingtip Derby, both of which are on the Robert last.
I wear 6.5D on AE 5, take 5.5UK in Robert, and they fit flawlessly. I have a wide forefoot, and slightly narrow heel.
 

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I think that is because Loafers are so hard to fit - pretty sure it was just saying to save you some $$$ from having to resell or ship back loafers that dont fit. Personally I have a hard time...just recently I was PM with Texas and though we wear the same size in many lasts...we are a full size apart on Alden loafers in Van.

As one fine gent on SF says loafers a re a 3dimensional problem!
I think we're talking about different posters. He was responding to a poster that was asking about derby brogues on the Robert last.
 

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I wear size uk8 in uetem loafers which is also a narrow last and I cannot get my left foot in Robert last uk 8 loafers.

I am 8.5 D US on 65 last and wear uk8 on the Simpson, Uetem, Oscar and inca. Inca and Oscar are roomier of course. Rain last is uk7.5.
Feet are funny. I wear 9.5 UK in Rain and, according to most forums I should wear 10 UK in Uetam and the ones I have in Uetam are 9 UK and I swear I feel they have more room in the toes than Rain. I could use 9.5 UK in Uetam but since it's a loafer it kinda slips from my feet. Also I wear 9.5 UK in Inca and I feel it way more comfortable than the Rain.

For reference I wear 10 D US in Red Wing 8 last and 10.5 D in Alden's Barrie Last.
 

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Where are you guys buying replacement laces for dress boots? Thanks


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