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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. aldenwear

    aldenwear Well-Known Member

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    I second this emotion. I would very much like to get this boot. I would also like it in cigar cordovan as well.

    I wear an "e" width in American sizing making the deia last too narrow unless boots in that last can be made in a "wide" sizing. If the boot in a deia last cannot be made in a wide sizing, I too would be in favor of making this boot on the inca, rain or soller lasts.

    In brief, I would get this boot in navy cordovan and cigar cordovan if made on deia wide, inca, rain or soller lasts.
     
  2. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    How much toe box room difference is there between the Rain and Oscar / Forest lasts?
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    i find forest last to be a touch more generous than rain. both far more comfortable than deia, simpson, alcudia.
     
  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    are you numero cinco???? lets get this boot off the ground and with the way Carmina has been churning out shoes, we might wear them even before summer is over
     
  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Look how awesome these are!!!!!!

    Profile of thin single rubber outsole

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    Navy Shell Cordovan and Single rubber outsole

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  6. coxaca

    coxaca Well-Known Member

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    They should rename this thread "Battle of the Carmina MTOs".
     
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  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    the best MTOs always get made. some even get remade...
     
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  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Carmina Navy shell cordovan balmoral Boot


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  9. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!
     
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    Fantastic! Very versatile obviously!
     
  12. cbfn

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    You have no idea how strongly I despise you right now, N.
     
  13. wishiwasricher

    wishiwasricher Well-Known Member

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    Devastated. Just tried my mto navy rain whole cuts on for the first time and they are too big!! I wear an 8 UK for the simpson and they are perfect so went 8 UK for the rain and they feel too big and the heel slips out when I walk.

    Do you think wearing an insole might help?
     
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    dddrees Well-Known Member

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  15. unipair guy

    unipair guy Well-Known Member

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    It is Namor's navy boots that inspired this MTO. It is still open and we are close to filling it.
     
  16. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to Jagger_On (although my wallet isn't happy with you), I ended up with a pair of new single monks in the Rain last.

    Here they are, fresh out of the box:
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    Very nice - I picked up the same pair, thanks to the tip from the same source. I find the fit a bit more narrow than other Rain last shoes I own or have tried - hoping they will stretch out a bit. Love the colour.
     
  17. greverif

    greverif Well-Known Member

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    It is Namor's navy boots that inspired this MTO. It is still open and we are close to filling it.

    How much do they cost and through What company is the MTO?
     
  18. John15

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    Amazing Navy boots!! Carmina is always a must!!!!
     
  19. cappedncollared

    cappedncollared Well-Known Member

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    Most people size down a half in Rain relative to Simpson.

    That being said, I found myself in an identical situation to you, and insoles made a positive difference. Others have had luck with tongue pads from amazon and I imagine they would be better for heel slip as they push the foot down into the shoe rather than lift it up. Worst case? Use both.

    Despite being half a size too big, my wholecuts didn't crease awkwardly or suffer any other cosmetic damage. I'm sure they will be fine. If not, well, let me know, I am an 8 UK on the rain :)
     
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  20. Cuttingboard

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    What insole did you use?
     

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