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KC New York boots; heel seam separation between leather and rubber

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by someoneNew, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. someoneNew

    someoneNew Senior member

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    Rarely have I ever "needed" a 10, 99% of the time a 9.5 works fine.
    Well I guess I'll do a full step down and grab the 8.5 UKs, plus leather stretches a bit as it's worked in. Am really looking forward to these boots, all of you are going to get an earful if they're crap! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Rarely have I ever "needed" a 10, 99% of the time a 9.5 works fine.
    Well I guess I'll do a full step down and grab the 8.5 UKs, plus leather stretches a bit as it's worked in. Am really looking forward to these boots, all of you are going to get an earful if they're crap! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Yeah, go a full size down on the CT Chelseas. If you're a 9.5 US, order a 8.5UK or a 9US (they convert with a +1/2 size when it should be a +1).

    Check this thread for ideas on making them look better, as they are somewhat boring looking when you first get them:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=boots+chelsea

    BTW, if you are used to KCs (and unused to leather soles) you may want to take them in and have rubber soles glued on them. I still might - they are quite slippery even compared to other leather shoes I have.
     
  3. TrojanGarb

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    Id recommend a full size down as well. The 9.5 UK fits great as a 10.5 US wearer.

    J - I just got my CTs and noticed an odd folding of a leather when i wear them. Does this happen to you or anyone else with boots, chelseas, etc?

    Hopefully i can somewhat explain it. It occurs right in the middle of the shoe. I suppose its where the insole(?) is. Right on the inside of the foot at the arch. Well at this spot the soles are always skinniest and the leather sorta bulges out for the foot right? Well on the boots the leather seems to bulge and fold out, but kind of drastically with creases and some deformation on the top of the shoe. This isnt helped by the boot section at my shin where pressure is applied and pulls even more at the instep.

    Oh I think im being paranoid, the leather should stretch out and form. Ignore my petty ramblings [​IMG]
     
  4. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I'm not sure exactly what you're describing, but it might be similar to my complaint that the boots should be narrower at the waist (the arch) and conform to the foot more. After I put insoles in them, that didn't happen as much. I am probably going to order the next size down and see if those fit better, and then sell my current pair. If/when I get another pair, I will try to do a step-by-step guide to jazzing them up.

    In the meantime, here's the results of my latest shoe product purchase:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    What size are those, j? I'm a US size 11, if you could help me any. I'd be interested in purchasing them from you.
     
  6. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    What size are those, j? I'm a US size 11, if you could help me any. I'd be interested in purchasing them from you.
    Those are UK 10.5/US 11.333.. I wear a 10.5 to 11 and these are too big. You can get in line to buy them. [​IMG] Guess I will place my CT order soon.
     
  7. someoneNew

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    Can anyone in the US clarify the length of shipping to get your boots?
    TrojanGarb, I know you ordered yours recently... receive them yet?
    Mine were supposedly dispatched on April 24 and am wondering how many more weeks I have to wait.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Can anyone in the US clarify the length of shipping to get your boots? TrojanGarb, I know you ordered yours recently... receive them yet? Mine were supposedly dispatched on April 24 and am wondering how many more weeks I have to wait.
    Mine took a long time. I can't remember but it was about a week more than I expected.
     

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