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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. mymil

    mymil Distinguished Member

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    ^ That is a great color. Congrats!
     


  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    True color somewhere in between: [​IMG] And [​IMG] Carmina did a hello of a job matching the shell. Really know what they are doing and the care and attention to detail is there.
     


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    ncdobson Senior Member

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    Could you have gone up 1/2 a size w/o them being too big?
     


  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would recommend going tts with the alcudia last. Those with a high instep may feel some discomfort on the forefoot though.
     


  5. justinkapur

    justinkapur Distinguished Member

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    looking really good Namor! I would love to hear how they feel after a couple of wears
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Namor what size do you wear in c&j and what size are the alcudias?

    Hem looks tiny man what size is that?

    Shoes look good.
     
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    I would guess it is because he's bending forward to take the picture. If you take a look at his tumblr you can see the LO is usually spot on.
     


  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    thanks for the advice. ill make sure to grab a pair. After wearing the pair for 16 hours, i feel comfortable making this statement: those with high arches and wide feet stay away! I have a high arches and i was feeling the pain around the lacing area. i would say the alcudia last is a normal "d" width last with a roomy toe box with a low instep/tight lacing area

    the shell dried out by the end of the day. applied two coats of saphir and the shoes gobbled em up. hoping its a one time occurrence and doesnt become a persistant issue like the RL marlows
     
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    NewYorkIslander Affiliate Vendor

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    Thought it was a lack of sleep reference..CONGRATS!
     


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    NAMOR, those even look skinny. Would you size up if you had another go at these?
     


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    What Carmina last would you recommend for those with wider feet & high arches? Inca?
     


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    RDiaz, it seems like I haven't seen much information about the Detroit--may I ask how they fit?
     


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    There are many Carmina lasts I haven't tried, so I can't compare much, but the Detroit has a rounded toe, and is quite generous in width. I can go down half a size compared to Alcudia or Simpson. Be warned though, it's wide but quite low in the instep area. It fits great on me because I have wide feet with a low instep. It's kinda like a rounded toe, slightly wider version of the Rain last.
     
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    Thanks!
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    is this what you are raising the stink about? and the vass thread didnt answer it? lol
     


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