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MTO Enzo Bonafe 3672 mod. in Inca 6127 leather on the 74945 last.
These look great!

Any feedback on my previously posted question about this particular last? I'm considering 2 models, a chukka and an oxford, so it would be appreciated.
 

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These look great!

Any feedback on my previously posted question about this particular last? I'm considering 2 models, a chukka and an oxford, so it would be appreciated.
Thank you. From your reference lasts I can only compare to Loake Capital. 74945 is slightly shorter and narrower than Capital, while the instep is slightly higher. I take both in 8uk and they both fit me well. 74945 fits very similar to Carmina Forest but with a higher instep.
 

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Lovely texture
Thank you. Oxfords in textured leather are a rare thing because this type of leather is usually associated with more casual styles eg derbies or boots. I personally think that leathers with a subtle grain (inca grain, alpine grain, hatch grain) add some sophistication to an otherwise formal style of shoe.
 

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I currently wear Carlos Santos (lasts 234 and 384) in size 5.5 UK. Which size should I purchase for Enzo Bonafe 74945 last (oxford shoes)?

I notice that some people purchase the same size, while others purchase 0.5 size up from their Carlos Santos size.

Thanks.
 

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I currently wear Carlos Santos (lasts 234 and 384) in size 5.5 UK. Which size should I purchase for Enzo Bonafe 74945 last (oxford shoes)?

I notice that some people purchase the same size, while others purchase 0.5 size up from their Carlos Santos size.

Thanks.
How does the CS 234 fit you? What are your feet like, slim or wide, high or low instep, ...?
 

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Thank you. From your reference lasts I can only compare to Loake Capital. 74945 is slightly shorter and narrower than Capital, while the instep is slightly higher. I take both in 8uk and they both fit me well. 74945 fits very similar to Carmina Forest but with a higher instep.
I've been searching for a brown punch cap, albeit in a dark and smooth calf, and thanks to you I now have a Bonafe style number. However, my only Bonafes are the 804 in an oxford and a NST on the 363 (mod), both in UK 9.5. I have a high instep and am usually in a US E width. However, I have two C&J's on the 325 in UK 10E that fit great.

So, if I were to mimic your punch cap on the 74945, I wonder if I should move up to a UK10? Unfortunately, my only Carmina is a LWB on Detroit (9.5) so that isn't much help. Oxfords are so unforgiving of us with high insteps.
 

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I currently wear Carlos Santos (lasts 234 and 384) in size 5.5 UK. Which size should I purchase for Enzo Bonafe 74945 last (oxford shoes)?

I notice that some people purchase the same size, while others purchase 0.5 size up from their Carlos Santos size.

Thanks.
I wear them in the same size (EB chukka boots - CS 234 oxfords). I think it depends on how they fit you and your instep.
 

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How does the CS 234 fit you? What are your feet like, slim or wide, high or low instep, ...?
I actually wear 6 UK in last 234 with an insole (because it fits big on me - loose with heel slippage). So, I stated that I wear size 5.5 UK.

For size 6UK in last 234 with Saphir anatomic insole, the shoes fits really well on me. Not tight/Not loose. My feet have a normal instep with tapered/narrow heel.
 

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I've been searching for a brown punch cap, albeit in a dark and smooth calf, and thanks to you I now have a Bonafe style number. However, my only Bonafes are the 804 in an oxford and a NST on the 363 (mod), both in UK 9.5. I have a high instep and am usually in a US E width. However, I have two C&J's on the 325 in UK 10E that fit great.

So, if I were to mimic your punch cap on the 74945, I wonder if I should move up to a UK10? Unfortunately, my only Carmina is a LWB on Detroit (9.5) so that isn't much help. Oxfords are so unforgiving of us with high insteps.
Sizing advise is always tricky. If you take the same size in 363 and 804 I suppose the 804 fits quite large/long? 363 is slightly shorter and quite a bit wider than 74945. So I would recommend to take 9.5uk in 74945 as well unless you have wider feet. I also have a high instep but I find all EB lasts are very accomodating for high insteps.
 

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I actually wear 6 UK in last 234 with an insole (because it fits big on me - loose with heel slippage). So, I stated that I wear size 5.5 UK.

For size 6UK in last 234 with Saphir anatomic insole, the shoes fits really well on me. Not tight/Not loose. My feet have a normal instep with tapered/narrow heel.
I find the 234 last fits quite large indeed, so I think 6uk for the 74945 last would be a good fit for you.
 

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I find the 234 last fits quite large indeed, so I think 6uk for the 74945 last would be a good fit for you.
Thanks for your advice. So, you think going down to 5.5 UK would be too small? Because I heard the instep for 74945 is high and the heel fits a bit roomy.

I also find Barker shoes in size 6 UK slightly large as well. I have to wear a thin insole for it to fit properly.

Thanks again.
 
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Thanks for your advice. So, you think going down to 5.5 UK would be too small? Because I heard the instep for 74945 is high and the heel fits a bit roomy.

I also find Barker shoes in size 6 UK slightly large as well. I have to wear a thin insole for it to fit properly.

Thanks again.
I can only compare to CS 234. Length and width wise I can wear 234 in size 7.5uk. I would never fit in 7.5uk on the 74945 last. But instep is definitely higher on the 74945, never had issues with the heel. Of course fit is a highly personal thing.
 

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