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Nov 19, 2011
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Thanks. In terms of US sizing 82 in 9UK = 9.5 US, while Forest in 9 UK= 10 US. I guess you find 82 last long enough to accommodate your feet in half a size smaller US equivalent size versus Forest? My feet are average or slightly below average in terms of instep and volume, so I've wondered whether 8UK/8.5 US would work better than my standard 8.5UK/9US size in EG. I wear 8UK in Carmina and C&J (all lasts, but find I can comfortably wear my Lindrick on 325 last with heavy boot socks).
I have 9UK in all EG shoes (maybe 184 could be a bit tight).
I have 43 (9UK) in forest and uetam. 8,5 UK (42.5) in detroit.
325 is a impossible last to me. I bought a cavendish shoes in 8,5UK and it was small. 9UK very big. I bought a coniston one month ago in size 9UK and I returned them because they were wide for me in D width.
If you have any doubt in EG, buy always your size. 184 last could be small in your size, but other last are TTS generally.
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Apr 24, 2019
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Sounds like a bit more wear would help out the shoes to break in at the heels.

It would be unfair to say because I prefer the fit (more snug), and aesthetic appeal of the Chelseas. Consequently, that gets worn more often. I kind of forgot about the Audley after I picked up the Chelsea hahaha.
What you said makes me to replace Audley to Chelsea haha. Can I ask you which sole did you picked up for Chelsea? Leather sole or R1 sole?


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Nov 14, 2017
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For sure. But if you have EG shoes with rubber sole, would you share with me how's their slim rubber sole?
I actually do not own any EG Oxfords with Rubber soles. I own several Dovers that have a rubber sole, but due to the ruggedness of the shoe you would not get a feel for the more refined silhouette that a Chelsea or a Cadogan would offer with that rubber sole.

I would guess a few of the boys here would have an Oxford with a rubber sole.


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Apr 20, 2014
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These galways keep calling me. I’m a sucker for blue/navy with all clothing although not sure how versatile these will be. Anyone have them?
I don't have these but I have a dark brown utah and then the rosewood CC versions of the Galway--a shoe so nice you've got to buy it twice :)

I love the Utah leather so I would say go for it as the Galway lust never goes away and it's a sweet boot.

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