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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. meister

    meister Distinguished Member

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    My thinking as well PG. No point in keeping unworns unless they are certain trophy vintage shoes. Smaller but more beautiful collection.
     


  2. kolecho

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    As much I like shoe pron (design, sole treatment, materials, construction etc), discussions about fit should be on top of the list for shoes, bespoke and RTW. Based on my experience, if you have have low volume feet, Vass is not for you. You need average to above average instep to fit well in Vass. Also, if you have wide feet, U last would not fit, so best to admire from afar. F last is by the far the easiest to get right fit-wise. EG lasts tend to fit closer. With some trial and error, very good fit can be had with EG for most people. However, the trial and error process can take a while and some expense as most dealers don't stock EGs in narrow or wide widths, and MTOs take a while. G&Gs fit very close and have lower than average instep. I think their lasts should serve people with low volume feet well though I suspect most buyers are more seduced by its aesthetics, at least at the get-go. Alden are my favourite beaters especially in Modified last. It has good overall support and has a quirky shape which I like. Carmina offer very good lasts in standard fittings. I relate to Rain and Robert lasts but having tried a few other lasts at The Armoury, I'd say that Carmina lasts should fit most average feet quite well. Price/quality ratio and MTO lead times are also very good compared with the other makes I mentioned before.
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 chukkas
    argyles otc
     


  4. Slewfoot

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    This is a wise post. Many people considering taking the leap into top level shoes should take note of it.
     


  5. jerrybrowne

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    My god those are kickass. Beautiful shoes. Where did you happen to get them from?
     


  7. jerrybrowne

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    Thanks! I got them from Tom at Leather Soul.
     


  8. Pliny

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    didn't notice they're shell. a minus IMO. as is the metal toe-tap

    As for St C's- loving the finishes but can't handle the lasts. Haven't seen one with balanced proportions
     
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  9. aj_del

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    Received these yesterday

    My first JL
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    My first Vass
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  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  11. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    i can hear you walking...
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    is a minus?
     


  13. forex

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    Vass suede looks good, is it on P2 last? How is the fit?
     


  14. aj_del

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    F last, I wear 9.5UK, ordered 43.5, they fit fine, but generally I am an easy fit. My feet and body are a pretty standard 99%
     


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    Awesome! Love them both, but the JL really stands out to me with the very subtle pingrain. Wear them well!
     


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