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The Desert Boot and Chukka appreciation/review thread

Mercurio

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my two cents for those who may be interested in Cheaney's Garforth, while the toe box is generous, the vamp is anything but. I don't have a high instep but it does not feel easy to insert my foot and you may see from the photo that the laces are wide apart. Somehow I feel that I was lucky to have sized up half a size. An interesting last.
Maybe that is the reason that last fits so well on my feet as I have a low instep and volume feet. Actually, I sized down from what is supposed to be my “right” size, which I don't know anymore...
 

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my two cents for those who may be interested in Cheaney's Garforth, while the toe box is generous, the vamp is anything but. I don't have a high instep but it does not feel easy to insert my foot and you may see from the photo that the laces are wide apart. Somehow I feel that I was lucky to have sized up half a size. An interesting last.
I use last 12508 mostly as bad weather / winter beaters. Roomy on the inside for me so can wear medium thick wool socks in them. The shaft and vamp work great for me, very comfortable.

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Even though after downsizing with the 12508 last, I can have a quite tight and close parallel lacing with their vertical measurement.
 

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baby steps. Baby steps.
These boots are so comfortable that it will make those baby steps much easier to take.


I think Jaguar built some more in recent years to original spec. Should make acquiring one easier for you.

Your halfway there really if you have the boots😆
I couldn’t even afford a scale model. 🙄 😀
 

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You may well have covered this but did you need to buy a half size larger than usual?
The short answer is “yes”.

I did order a 9.5GB/10.5 US which is just a tad roomy but I don’t think I could’ve gotten away with ordering another half-size down.
 

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