Skoaktiebolaget – Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafé, Saint Crispin’s, Paolo Scafora, Carmina, Rubinacci

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  1. KPDarb

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    I really appreciate this explanation and insight in the dynamic of the industry. Its a shame for makers to almost indirectly remove that face that is the independent retailer. From my experience, both first hand and witnessed, makers don't seem to have the ability to offer the same customer experience as a retailer. I really enjoy the GMTOs and hope only for a bright, group order filled future.
     


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    Hi sdfz, could you say is a TTS last?. Roomy enough in the instep and ball?. I am asking you that cause I am 8.5uk (mostly)-9 uk (depending on the last) and I am considering to pull the trigger with the Balmoral boot. TIA
     


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    Any pics in the wild of the CS Noir Shadow patina, please?. That Balmoral boot on thel 316 last resembles me to the GG Canterburys, wich is the best lovely Balmoral boot IMO.
     


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    Eyelets are hidden, as the picture! Description has been corrected.
     


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    For me 316 is acctually roomy but not to the extent that I'm sizing down. I wear my normal carmina Detroit / Soller size for a fit allowing medium thickness socks. I would say that the width is about as per the mentioned carmina lasts. Only got derby boots so I can't comment in instep height but my impression is not that it's in the lower side.

    As always, all feets are different....
     


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    ^Thanks for your helpful reply.
     


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    I find 316 pretty TTS. A bit slimmer/narrower than CJ 325 but not enough to warrant a difference in size between the two.
     


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    I have a Carlos Santos field boot (derby as opposed to oxford).
    I took it in the same size (UK 11) some EG derby boots on the 202 or the 82 (standard width) and as a Carmina oxford boot on the Detroit last (standard width as well).
    Overall, I find the Carlos Santos 316 to be true to size and rather roomy at the ball of the foot:
    It feels very slightly tighter than the Carmina Detroit, slightly roomier than the EG 82 and very close to the EG 202 (perhaps very very slightly roomier).
    I am also thinking about purchasing this Carlos Santos balmoral boot, and, I will go with the same size as I went with the field boot (UK 11). I think this will work fine despite the fact that I have a high instep which often forces me to go 1/2 size higher or 'wide width' with oxfords.
     
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    We only use Weinheimer for our black shoes.
     


  10. Zapasman

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    Thanks @KPDarb and @cypi2 for your fitting inputs. Now I would like to see that Noir Shadow patina and some Balmos on that last in the wild. Hopefully before the end of the next coming month.
     


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    Sorry, but this style is discontinued.
     


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    We'd love to do some Scafora GMTOs soon, as there are now quite a lot of our clients who actually owns a pair and can order MTOs and GMTOs without the risk of ending up with the wrong size. And client organised GMTOs used to be a big thing, and I will always support those runs! Nudge nudge.
     


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    It's not more difficult to make compared to any other two tone Balmoral boot. I can't see the issue with the design, personally I really like it. But that's just me. The design is based off of a GMTO Button Boot that we have made several runs of. And we had it as a stock shoe as well.
     


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    Hidden eyelets and four pairs of speed hooks.
     


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    Yes, technically it's very difficult. So there's an upgrade.
     


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