Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whatever123, Sep 2, 2010.
Nah - pretty normal I believe.
I got nothing then . . .
Lighter colored areas where my foot is pressing (stretching) the leather.
I gathered that. Looks like low overhead clearance to me (i.e. you need a little more volume in the shoe hence my question about the high instep).
Ok -- thanks -- so what I'm taking from you is that a) they are too tight -- this is not normal. b) it may or may not be fixed by going up a 1/2 size.
Feet are different. I have the opposite problem. I'm low volume. So I have trouble filling the shoe even though it's the right length. The length on yours seems to be right. You can add volume by increasing the length (going up 1/2 size) or adding width (like D --> E). Either way you add volume to the shoe. Rancourt can relast the shoe (probably) if you ask nicely.
Moccasin construction cannot be re-lasted, unlike welted shoes. The best that Rancourt can do is shove a wider or longer last into the shoes to stretch them a bit. It may or may not be enough to sort the problem out.
Ah, Rancourt adjusted my Venetian loafers. I was under the impression that they were re-lasted, but I am not an expert on this process.
They are extremely comfortable. I wear mine on long walks on my days off of work (usually about 6 or 8 miles) and I have no complaints. Like I said, you do give up a bit of traction compared to the rubber sole though (but I've found that once I learned this I tend to compensate for it unconsciously). My only real concern is durability with these soles; they are sort of soft and it makes me wonder how long they will last, I guess only time will tell.
I have also found the Lactae Hevea soles to be extremely comfortable on my ranger mocs. I wore them nearly every day this summer and most days this fall. There is noticeable wear, but I would estimate that there is at least one more year of that kind of heavy use left in them and possibly much longer.
^+1 to both comments. LH is a very comfortable sole.
As a follow-up -- I found a pair a half size larger in NYC. Tried on in-store and the fit was much much better. Still some slight stretching on the inside-side of the vamp/foot, but nothing like the size pictured above. So, if you're in the market, my recommendation would be to go with your street shoe size, not dress shoe size with these.
Posting my friend's experience:
Ordered a pair of boots, got the size/pair ordered (9.5d), but they were too tight. Called them about a pair .5 bigger, they sent him the same exact pair. He sent those back, got a pair that was 11.5 with the wrong sole.
3 boots later, he is still waiting for the correct one. dunno dunno, i havent had troubles at all, you mileage may vary
I think the reason why they sent him the same pair back is because their policy is that you can only exchange for a pair .5 size bigger, and they don't actually send you a shoe made .5 size bigger, instead they just stretch the original pair they made you .5 size.
I could be wrong though.
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