Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

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  1. stlms3

    stlms3 Senior member

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    i want boots for the winter. I am in and out of my car and in the street all day long. It is often wet in the winter here. I do not want to destroy leather soles. Also, from what I can tell with my steinbecks, you don't see the rubber sole at all.
     
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    :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
     
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    email carmina, they have a shell bal boot in burgandy, Model 080092 on the forrest last, and no they dont restock their store often its been the same for a while.
     
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    When did you hear this? I just sent Betty an email to confirm, but as of a month ago (August 7th) they only had this in suede according to her.
     
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    Ok, so Betty already got back to me... took 30 minutes tops. They have the cordovan balmoral on a robert last with a leather sole. What would my options be for making the sole water resistant? Sorry,but I am a noob. Also, when the sole needs replacing, can I have it replaced with a york (half dainite) sole?

    The carmina #8 looks a lot prettier than most others in photos. I hope that holds true in person if I jump on this.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    hows that going?
     
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    ^ that message was posted when the ruby shell was tentatively unavailable. Epaulet recently announced they found enough shell for 16 paid but I've yet to resume planning
     
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    This morning I payed for an MTO shell cordovan balmoral boot with Dainite soles. So... just ask Betty!
     
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    Details, details. Do share, do share
     
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    How much did this cost? I'd really like something just like that.
     
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    its one of the models i wanted when i was ordering and i asked about it


    i believe its 20% up-charge but may be wrong, plz correct me guys
     
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    I did use the discount shelf in Palma. Good stuff.
     
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    looks gorgeous.
     
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    What I got is actually very similar to the Epaulet x Carmina group buy bal boot, so maybe that's a little boring... but it's exactly what I want! So... dark cognac shell balmoral boot with perforated captoe and Dainite soles on Forest last. So pretty much exactly this but shell: http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3465222

    Yes, I believe it was a 20% upcharge. I actually think it's 30%, see below. The conversion from USD to Euros is very nice right now. [​IMG]
     
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    how much extra for shell?
     

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