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In my browsing here I've seen several drawings of the various last shapes available from Carmina. Is this something that Carmina provides? Asking because I'm looking to have a custom pair of leather insoles made for my 9.5 Detroit boots.
 

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In my browsing here I've seen several drawings of the various last shapes available from Carmina. Is this something that Carmina provides? Asking because I'm looking to have a custom pair of leather insoles made for my 9.5 Detroit boots.
Might be easier to make it yourself. You trace the pattern with paper around the outsole, subtract 5mm from all edges, then iteratively trim the paper until you get a good fit inside (just press it against the edges and the creases provide the contour to cut). That's your pattern.
Afterwards, trace on to vegtan leather of appropriate thickness. Rasp and glue heel in place if needed (see image2) - use vegtan shoulder, or neoprene spongey foam if you want a softer feel. I made these to take up the volume in my jodhpurs until they conformed to my foot and stopped slipping in the heel:
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If you don't have the tools to do a nice job on the leather, make your own test run in cardboard first and can adjust the thickness until you get it right so you commission something appropriate.
 

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Might be easier to make it yourself. You trace the pattern with paper around the outsole, subtract 5mm from all edges, then iteratively trim the paper until you get a good fit inside (just press it against the edges and the creases provide the contour to cut). That's your pattern.
Afterwards, trace on to vegtan leather of appropriate thickness. Rasp and glue heel in place if needed (see image2) - use vegtan shoulder, or neoprene spongey foam if you want a softer feel. I made these to take up the volume in my jodhpurs until they conformed to my foot and stopped slipping in the heel:
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If you don't have the tools to do a nice job on the leather, make your own test run in cardboard first and can adjust the thickness until you get it right so you commission something appropriate.
this is perfect, thank you!
 

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In my browsing here I've seen several drawings of the various last shapes available from Carmina. Is this something that Carmina provides? Asking because I'm looking to have a custom pair of leather insoles made for my 9.5 Detroit boots.
Have you tried contacting Carmina directly? They've offered lasted insoles in the past

 

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Any idea how long Carmina has been taking to reply to emails? I sent email to [email protected] back on the 3rd, and haven't heard anything. Just wanting to confirm the status of my order...wife's boots delivered, but the belt and my boots were not in the shipment despite the shipping email saying all was together.
 

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Just received my carmina jumper boots in burgundy shell, my first experience with carmina. Unfortunately they did not add the cap toe brogueing I requested, and it came out 360 as opposed to the requested 270 welt stitching. Starting off on the right foot haha. Let's see what recourse I may have.
Admittedly I'm not too worried about the welt, but the brogueing (rather the lack of) is frustrating as I had confirmed it multiple times
 
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Could use help identifying these shoes. Found them randomly sitting without a box on a holiday gift table in a tjmaxx next to the board games. The last number of 80513 doesn’t seem to exist, the shoes have 6 eyelets, and JR soles. They were $180 in my size 10 US :). The KD14s in the background are a separate thing.
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