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Another wide boy here :) and same experience.

I'm a 9E in the Leo, 9D Alexander.

However, same advice as always, if in doubt email Grant Stone, they give fantastic sizing advice, has never failed me.
I'm the opposite. The loafers feel noticeably tighter in the ball area than the bluchers I have in the same size, 8.5D.
 

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Ottawas.

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I doubt that would be the case. CXL on my older GS boots have really softened up and become super pliable, and I do not think the Minerva leather can become that soft. Having said that , they are already way more comfortable than they were out of the box and so I am sure with adequate wear they will become super comfortable (still less soft than CXL though). My Minerva pair is still very new , so I'll have to wait and see how they age, but I expect them to retain a firm temper and mould well to the feet - which they are already doing.

PS - I do follow Chalkboard Shoes and watched your vids re your Minerva pair. I'd say, keep breaking them in. The patina is too lovely to not wear these boots, lol.

Appreciate you following my channel.

I wanted to mention that I think I did own one pair of pure veg tan leather shoes in the past. I used to own a C&J Connaught shoe, and those I think were in the same saddle leather that GS uses. Very tough leather , but it did soften up enough that it became very comfortable. I sold them sadly because the last was a nightmare for me over time.

I am working remotely just for this week, so I thought it would be a good time to try to break these in more. Ankles still feel pain, but I've only worn these maybe 8 times. I really want these to age into the nice orange, but it seems like so far away.

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Appreciate you following my channel.

I wanted to mention that I think I did own one pair of pure veg tan leather shoes in the past. I used to own a C&J Connaught shoe, and those I think were in the same saddle leather that GS uses. Very tough leather , but it did soften up enough that it became very comfortable. I sold them sadly because the last was a nightmare for me over time.

I am working remotely just for this week, so I thought it would be a good time to try to break these in more. Ankles still feel pain, but I've only worn these maybe 8 times. I really want these to age into the nice orange, but it seems like so far away.

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Looking good. There already seems to be some patina appearing on them. Keep going , these will evolve brilliantly.
 

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are their any plans for a Munson or Modified or 379x type of GS last?
Many „foot shaped„ shoes/sneakers Fans out there too … a Grant Stone Munson Last and a more „modified-ish„ shoe version 🤩🤩🤩 would be fantastic!

It is something we would like to offer in the future for those with higher arches, but nothing is penciled in just yet.
 

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Fellow SFers, I received a new pair of GS Travelers. I think I finally found my fit. What are your thoughts on some of the finishing aberrations? For the price point, I feel these probably should be listed as seconds. I am not sure I want to keep these as 1sts.

The stitching channel is expanded and a little off kilter on the sole. The sockliner and glue/tape are exposed inside the shoe.





I reached out to customer support and as expected they stated no structural issues, but did not offer any kind of compensation. I've found GS QC to be incredibly tight (including the previous pair I had ordered). I am always hesitant to ask for "money back" so to speak and am pretty familiar with GYW products, have many AEs and a few Vibergs. Your thoughts? Should I be accepting of these details as a first? Unfortunately, I can't just pay restocking and swap for same size/color as it is sold out.
 

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Fellow SFers, I received a new pair of GS Travelers. I think I finally found my fit. What are your thoughts on some of the finishing aberrations? For the price point, I feel these probably should be listed as seconds. I am not sure I want to keep these as 1sts.

The stitching channel is expanded and a little off kilter on the sole. The sockliner and glue/tape are exposed inside the shoe.





I reached out to customer support and as expected they stated no structural issues, but did not offer any kind of compensation. I've found GS QC to be incredibly tight (including the previous pair I had ordered). I am always hesitant to ask for "money back" so to speak and am pretty familiar with GYW products, have many AEs and a few Vibergs. Your thoughts? Should I be accepting of these details as a first? Unfortunately, I can't just pay restocking and swap for same size/color as it is sold out.

Yes you are paying a lot for a shoe, but to me after one wear the sole issue will be less prevalent and if the insole part doesn’t cause discomfort, one will never see it. Wear the shoes
 

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Personally, I would love to see more PTBs or derbies with microstudded or similar rubber soles. Would gladly pick them up if they weren't all leather soles. That said, I agree that the badalassi PTB with leather was a nice makeup. I prefer it over the wedge version as well.
 

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