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This one?
WINGTIP OXFORDS 80502 CALVIA


There's also this derby (not for sale anymore) as an example
PLAIN TOE DERBY 80501 CALVIA
Exactly those ones. I wish there’s a view up top so I can compare it to Oscar.

I’m going to get their blucher in that same last. I like the Oscar but I wanted something more rounded and shorter.
 

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Exactly those ones. I wish there’s a view up top so I can compare it to Oscar.
Here's Calvia vs. Rain


And then Rain vs. Oscar
RAIN_OSCAR.jpg


To me Oscar looks wider and a bit longer. In terms of rounder I think they look the same - but Calvia is definitely shorter. Granted I feel like these drawings don't 100% represent real world experiences but its not a bad starting point.

@Carmina can we get an Oscar vs. Calvia view?
 

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How does the last look like? Are they pretty casual?
It's a relatively casual last with a fuller, roundish toe. I didn't love the fit, personally, but I was told by the rep that it was one of their most generous fitting lasts. For what it's worth, I didnt really find that to be the case and prefer Detroit, oscar, soller, forest eee as far as lasts go. Everyone's feet are different so ymmv.
 
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It's a relatively casual last with a fuller, roundish toe. I didn't love the fit, personally, but I was told by the rep that it was one of their most generous fitting lasts. For what it's worth, I didnt really find that to be the case and prefer Detroit, oscar, soller, forest eee as far as lasts go. Everyone's feet are different so ymmv.
That’s very helpful. How does the fit compare to the Oscar last?
 

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That’s very helpful. How does the fit compare to the Oscar last?
There are some guys that have more experience than me with both lasts. I've only fitted both lasts twice. The calvia really didnt work well for me so I'm reluctant to sway your perception negatively. I found the instep oddly lower than anticipated. Theres a last comparison that Carmina posted recently that I found elucidating regarding the calvia but I cant easily hunt it down on mobile.
 

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Hi @stephenaf2003, that's a sweet volume of pairs!!

Performing a quick math: assuming that you don't wear any shoes on weekends, that leaves us with about 260 days of footwear a year, then divided by 3, it brings us to about 85+ pair of shoes, minimum.

How do you keep track of your rotation? I am curious, I have about a 1/3 of that number and i struggle.
Unfortunately, for my bank account, but fortunately for my addiction, 85 is quite a bit short. But I do something similar to what madhat mentioned.
Because I like to keep the boxes, and I’m an empty nester, I have my shoes in a dedicated room with special built shelves, It’s very much like a shoe store stock room. I also keep cards with each boxes cubby hole, listing the date worn history.
 
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There are some guys that have more experience than me with both lasts. I've only fitted both lasts twice. The calvia really didnt work well for me so I'm reluctant to sway your perception negatively. I found the instep oddly lower than anticipated. Theres a last comparison that Carmina posted recently that I found elucidating regarding the calvia but I cant easily hunt it down on mobile.
Thank you again. I think Calvia will work really well for me. My instep is pretty low so based on your experience I should be good!
 

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Thank you again. I think Calvia will work really well for me. My instep is pretty low so based on your experience I should be good!
They dont have a low instep. If you have a low instep they may not be ideal. Consult with Carmina and/or await feedback from others that are more qualified than I am to help. But to be clear, they arent a low instep. Average maybe.
 

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Carmina Instagram just posted about waiving MTO fee for model 80708 and 80518. Thing is, what is model 80518? Any links?
 

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Carmina Instagram just posted about waiving MTO fee for model 80708 and 80518. Thing is, what is model 80518? Any links?




On a side note, the search function on the carmina site actually works really well. Put in a pattern or last and it gives results not only for what's currently available but also styles and patterns that aren't currently listed anywhere else.
 
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On a side note, the search function on the carmina site actually works really well. Put in a pattern or last and it gives results not only for what's currently available but also styles and patterns that aren't currently listed anywhere else.
All well I'm out no shell...
 

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