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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?

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     


  2. LA Guy

    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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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    yea relative sizing matrix is a bit better. nothing truly beats trying on the shoe to make sure like what i did with the guidi.

    anyways, i find most size 44 / 11US shoes fit me spot on, i have never really had a sizing issue except for when i tried to figure out Alden back in the day and for some reason the guy at the store sized me to a 9.5d barrie which is essentially a 10, my foot fit but super snug and not in a comfortable way. With my current knowledge i have plenty of footwear that fits spot on but roomy. I always prefer roomy anyways as i hate constriction. I believe soft sneakers are ok to be snug for me but not boots/dress shoes.
     


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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    On the topic of comfort. I do want to put it out there that of all the artisan designers i have tried (save for Mmoira and maybe some other smaller ones) i find CCP to be the most comfortable. Out of the box the boots come with an insole and are easy to walk in, almost no break in period. Whereas a1923 and others have broken my feet pretty bad. I still wear what i wear but i know ccp hits the sweet spot for me.
     


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    Fok, I PM'd you.
     


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