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Mahogany CC Galway on 202 last from Italist. These are a half size smaller than my standard EG size (UK8E/US 8.5D vs usual UK8.5E/US9D). This was the closest size available when I ordered these a month ago, and I took a chance thinking worst case I could sell these and break-even if my gamble didn't work out. I know some folks take their C&J or Carmina size in EG to achieve a more snug fit out of the box, and this also influenced my decision.
I find these are more snug around the vamp than my other EG boots, but not uncomfortably so. My other CC Galway in 8.5E also fit snugger than my Galway in smooth calf in the same last and size. I feel I may be able to make them work, but have avoided flexing my feet (so as to not crease the vamp). Haven't made a decision on whether I'll keep this pair, but wanted to share pictures of these beauties.
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Ha ha yeah exactly. I'd wear my nice footwear mainly to the office and reserve sneakers or beater shoes for grocery/hardware store runs. These days I look forward to these little opportunities to wear decent footwearI understand fully, what with my semi retirement and the covid lockdown I have very few opportunities to get dressed so I take advantage of my COSTCO trips......
I always find leather to be more comfortable than rubber, but R1 is pretty close. I think what you are really getting is longevity with the R1 vs N1. Grip is slightly better on R1, but again pretty closeDoes anyone have experience with the R1 sole compared to N1? How is comfort? Grip?
And R2 is the thicker rubber sole.With money, usually. Maybe you could offer them livestock or indentured servitude for a duration of time.
- L1 soles - Single leather weight for casuals
- N1 soles - Single leather weight
- B1 soles - 1.5-ply leather weight
- H/A - Double leather weight
- H/AF soles - Double leather weight with forepart middles (narrower in the sole waist)
- C/B1 - Medway soles and heels (rubber)
- C/B2 - Dainite soles and heels (rubber)
- C/B3 - Ridgeway soles and heels (rubber)
- R1 soles - New single rubber soles - has replaced the Thames soles