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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.

  1. Paul902

    Paul902 Distinguished Member

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    :crackup:

    I've got 80179 jumpers on the York sole. Single leather midsole then York. They were on the stiffer side initially, but certainly not in the same room as foot-killers.


    I have not extensively worn mine, yet, but I have certainly walked kilometers at a time. My Shore durometer is in the shop, but to the nail they feel about the same hardness as Dainite, if that tells you anything. I'd say the same for Victory hardness which I have on my other jumpers.
     

  2. jet-stream

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    I’ll take a shot:

    1. Not too bad, more break in than a double leather sole, but nothing like the victory sole.

    2. I sold my double York after a dozen or so wears, but I didn’t have any issues with break-in. It doesn’t feel as hard as dainite, but is similarly resistant to wear. Not as hearty as victory but less break in; my victory-soled boot is ... robust. After 2 dozen + wears I’m not sure it’s broken in yet.

    3. No idea.

    4. Kid feels more velvety, calf is theoretically heartier. For dress shoes I always opt for kid; for a boot I might lean toward calf.

    5. I really like the shape of soller and suspect it would scale well to non-slim pants. I tend to wear a medium size cuff (tapered but not slim) and would have no problem with either last.
     

  3. jet-stream

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    Shell Adelaides today:
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  4. stook1

    stook1 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers, thanks for the input, Gentlemen.
     

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    no preference
     

  7. WNovizar

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    I am opting for B
     

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    "A" for me. Thank you.
     
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    B
     

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    So who's left for the Amaretto, or is everyone paid up?
     

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    Navy shell wholecuts today:
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    Brown Balmorals on Oscar today:

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