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The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, you know what they say about big feet... big shoes. Unfortunately, I need at a size 45. In select Guidi models, a size 44 works for me, but a 42 would only work if I chopped off all my toes, and I feel like those might be important.

    What do you have in 45?

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    Fok.
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    The size of the shoe and the fit are not exactly the same, but they are not unrelated. After all, their is no other purpose in assigning a size to a (RTW or MTO) shoe, except to try to get a customer into shoes that fit, as well as possible, as quickly as possible.

    Personally, I feel that the Brannock device is nearly completely useless. I personally prefer a relative sizing matrix, so that people can compare with pairs of shoes that fit them. This implicitly takes into account important factors that the Brannock device does not, like the volume of the foot, the shape (or lack thereof) of the arches, the preferred fit, etc... For example, I was taught to size feet in what used to be the "standard" convention, that for non-elongated shoes, there ought to be about 1/2" to 3/4" of space between the end of the big toe and the end of the toe box to avoid jamming. However, I know some people who wear their shoes so that you can see their big toe right up against the end of the toebox. I can't personally fathom how this could be even remotely comfortable, but some people prefer this.
     


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