Putting on monkstrap shoes

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  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    The buckles are attached with elastic. They slip on easily like a loafer.

    mine are attached with elastic too (santoni fam and carmina) but i guess I have too high an arch or just not adventurous enough to jam my foot in there with the buckle closed
     
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    Just bought a pair on Thursday and worn them once - always use a shoe horn at home but will see if they stretch a bit to get my foot in - depends on what socks I wear with it. I've had a pair before but no where near as good as quality as this current pair - they slipped on easily enough.

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    mine are attached with elastic too (santoni fam and carmina) but i guess I have too high an arch or just not adventurous enough to jam my foot in there with the buckle closed

    I probably have the highest arches in the forums [​IMG] [​IMG] ... dunno man, it's just not an issue. Mind you I also have b-width feet.
     
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    I probably have the highest arches in the forums [​IMG] [​IMG] ... dunno man, it's just not an issue. Mind you I also have b-width feet.

    I could be number two as far as high arches are concerned. B-width means very narrow, though, doesn't it? Mine are very wide. Pity - I could really use some good brand/last tips for the high arches.

    I always unbuckle my monks and I always use a (horn) shoe horn btw.
     
  6. ThinkDerm

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    I probably have the highest arches in the forums [​IMG] [​IMG] ... dunno man, it's just not an issue. Mind you I also have b-width feet.

    e width feets in d width shoes = not sliding in without them being unbuckled
     
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    buckled with shoehorn
     
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    I've been advised to pull a buttoned suit jacket over my head like a fleece pullover to wear it each time because unbuttoning/rebuttoning wears out the strings that attach the buttons.
     
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    I've been advised to pull a buttoned suit jacket over my head like a fleece pullover to wear it each time because unbuttoning/rebuttoning wears out the strings that attach the buttons.

    perfect
     
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    I've been advised to pull a buttoned suit jacket over my head like a fleece pullover to wear it each time because unbuttoning/rebuttoning wears out the strings that attach the buttons.
    Someone who would wear monks might actually believe this.
     
  11. Kuro

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    Someone who would wear monks might actually believe this.

    Why don't you like monks?
     
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    How can you put them on, if you never unfasten?

    Elastic. At least, all of mine have elastic. Some have two pieces of elastic per strap.
     
  13. EBugatti

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    Right, so let me clarify... monks have elastic near the buckles. If you use a shoe horn (which is always recommended for most shoes), you can slip your foot into many monk strap shoes without having to undo the buckles each time. On double monks, the straps can be quite thin, and hence could be prone to wear more easily--however, I've found it more difficult to ease my foot into a buckled double monk.
     
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    Why don't you like monks?
    I dont dislike them (in certain styles and for casual), I just find the fetish for them on here bizarre and misplaced.
     
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    I now leave the bottom buckle done and open the top. Shoehorn, of course.
     

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