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

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  1. Leaves

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    Crocolaides could be the best name, ever.
     
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    ^ Already been used in a product before. Had lots of electrolytes but tasted awful and then Gatorade sued em and shut em down.
     
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    If Simpson fits you well, I don't recommend sizing down in Rain.

    That's because the Simpson last accomodates low insteps and the Rain is appropriate for a high instep. If you have a low instep, your foot will be swimming in the Rain last and won't feel like a secure fit.
     
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    i think i'll probably end up doing 8uk judging from the pairs that i have. the only time i sized down was a pair of florsheim derbies. Even the meermin dbs that i have with their inca i'm doing an 8. it doesn't fit like the simpson, but i'm not exactly swimming in it either.
     
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    wow no crocolaides in my size; Leaves whats going on??
     
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    Most people, including Carmina vendors (Leaves, Steve, Unipair and The Armoury), recommend sizing down a half size when going from the Simpson to the Rain last. Othertravel is correct though, the Simpson fits completely different compared to the Rain last. I posted a comparison of the two in the Carmina sizing thread - might be worth checking out if you haven't seen a Rain shoe before.
     
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    Honestly if you wear simpson comfortably, you shouldn't wear rain.

    One is narrow, one is wide.

    Wear what fits your foot.
     
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    ^ Agreed. After owning both, I find it hard to believe that both lasts can fit the same foot comfortably, even if you do size down.
     
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    Leatherfoot (to their credit) were clear that even sizing down in Rain wouldn't resolve the instep issue. The vamp is too high.

    That said, I think it's a misconception that Simpson is a narrow last. I'm slightly wider than a "D", and it fits fine.

    And to confirm, the other low-instep lasts are Forrest and Phila, correct?
     
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    Forest instep is not low, I'd say it's medium.
     

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