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IME the heel is tighter yes, the instep not lower, it’s more forgiving, I.e more generous but with a slightly narrower waist width, and arch.

that said, it’s hard to compare lasts across models as models strongly influence how the last will feel and fit. Comparing a rain lasted derby or Oxford against a Sineu loafer is apples and oranges. Because top line height, low vamp vs high vamp, full vs half strap, and same for a derby or Oxford will all influence how that last feels on your foot.

but generally speaking, what I outlined in the last posts will sing true across for most
Your comparison is actually very helpful, thanks! I've never tried sineu but I do know how forest and rain fit. When you say the waist is narrower are you referring to the forest or rain?
 

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Your comparison is actually very helpful, thanks! I've never tried sineu but I do know how forest and rain fit. When you say the waist is narrower are you referring to the forest or rain?
Both. It’s almost reminds me of an orthopedic fit. Very tight secure heel, narrow waist creating strong arch support, but TTS length, width middle of rain and forest, toe, width about forest and vamp and toe volume like rain. And instep, and a bit more generous than both because of the tight waist creating and large area to secure and lock down the foot. Like a wide waist, let’s your foot pronate, this keeps the foot properly set, and the generous instep creates more room to hold your arch and lock in the foot.

hopefully that makes sense.
 

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I hope you're right. I'll provide insight to the #CarminaCrew regarding the Sineu last relative to Forest (won't discuss Rain because I hate it and wish it didn't exist).
I would be great if they offered Sineu in EEE width! Even if only for MTO.
 

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How does Rain D compare to classic Rain and Simpson?
The heel approximates the Simpson, the vamp/instep is slightly more relaxed than the Simpson. Regarding the toe area, on two of my Rain Ds the toe box is more relaxed than Simpson, but on the third it is just as tight. As they were all MTO'ed, I'm not quite sure which toe box configuration is most accurate.

I guess the best way to summarize it is that it allows you enjoy a Simpson like fit without having to go up the 1/2 size.
 

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Does anyone have experience in asking Carmina to lower price in custom declaration to avoid import duty? :)
 

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Does anyone have experience in asking Carmina to lower price in custom declaration to avoid import duty? :)
Are you located in the US? If so, you will not receive any import duty. If you do let them know and they will correct.

If living in another jurisdiction where this may be an issue, I'm reasonably certain they will not artificially adjust declared pricing to accommodate.
 

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