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Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

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    Sorry for posting ugly ass men's foot.....
     

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    Oh my. Yeah, your toes won’t do well in a pointy last like Rain. As far as I can recall, the only Carmina last that is full toed is Llubi, and that may not be wide enough in the ball for you, as they don’t make a wide Version.

    May be worth trying on in a store though. Inca last has a symmetrical pointy toe box so your big and little toes may be too cramped.

    This kind of foot is good for Alden TruBalance or Vass Peter2.
     

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    Please don't do that again.
     

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    Old school Carmina model

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    Love the first shot here! I tried the Detroit last in nyc last year in a PTB but didn’t like how big it looked on my feet but really love it here in this pic :fistbump:
     

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    Not sure that Carmina will be the right answer. I bought some EEE Forest last shoes (search the website for EEE) and they are nowhere near as wide as an English G-fitting in a similar size. Even less than Church's G.
     

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    I agree the Carmina EEE is not as wide as a US wide. I normally buy the standard Carmina EE that is = to US D. Last year I seen an outlet pair I really liked and it was EEE. I decided to take a chance and ordered it and really it is just not much wider then the std EE and it fits fine. In fact I would go so far as to say that if this Rain EEE was sent to me as and EE I would not have questioned it as it fits so close to EE.

    If I wanted a wide Carmina the Detroit last is the best and closest to a US fitting last. And if you get the Detroit in EEE then that would be wide fitting like a US wide.
     

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    The Detroit has the most toe height and should work for your toes.
     

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    Exactly. Detroit EEE is a touch narrower than Alden Barrie E one half size larger. So those are roughly equivalent.

    The toebox is high, but it still tapers a bit. Not nearly as much as rain or Inca, though.
     

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    I have been in this situation and if you are in the US, I would recommend calling Daniela at the NYC store. She successfully changed the order for me.
     

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