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

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So I've had the Guidis on for a few days now through a few different terrains (concrete, linoleum, gravel, laminate). These were quite tight at first - maybe 1/4 in to a 1/2 in in front of the toe. My left foot has settled in okay but my right foot is lagging behind where. Interestingly it doesn't even seem like it's a problem with tightness, the Guidi insole feels "off" on my foot where the outside of my right foot doesn't feel like it's on the footbed. I'm flat-footed and I overpronate quite a bit so I use the SuperFeet EastFit half-insoles to try to push my arch up and settle my feet in the right way, but it's makes the height of my foot too much. I'm playing around with the the SlimFits and some arch inserts to take care it.

43s were a bit too big, 42s were a bit too tight. Ughhh. Do CCPs have a similar problem for sizing?
 
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Just a follow-up after receiving my smooth nubuck Suginari Morimoto derbies from Gullam today. Really happy with them. They fit like a glove and I think they look pretty amazing. Will be getting them Vibrammed at a place here in Kyōto where the dude who works there totally knew about Layer-0, m_moria and even complemented me on my Harnden hat. It took almost a year but I’m finally finding the people and places I had hoped existed here. 😊 Be well, all.
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Are there any artisanal/avant-garde brands producing side/backzips with insteps as crushingly low as OG Carpe Diem? I love the look of Guidi backzips, but the pair I owned (788VS) basically flopped around on my feet until I sold them. I also tried on A1923s and LEBs (by far the worst) and had the same issue.

I've got a pair of OG S23Ms that fit great, as did a pair of shredded S21Ms I tried on in a second-hand shop once, but I'd like to know if I have any alternatives aside from waiting for a pair of old S40Ms in my size and decent condition on Yahoo Japan.

Also, here's my current collection of footwear that fits the thread:
- Carpe Diem calfskin 5-hole S23M boots (still have the OG laces, but I hated dealing with them)
- Julius FW09 16-eyelet cowhide combat boots
- Julius SS09 waxed reversed steer combat boots (for sale thanks to an annoying squeak in one boot -- even had the rubber soles replaced and midsole reglued to no avail)
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- Devoa FW15 Guidi calf sidezip boots
- Devoa SS18 Guidi camel open-toe boots
- Last Conspiracy Edgar horse sneakers (retired)
- Ann Demeulemeester SS11 diagonal-lace suede sneakers
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Are there any artisanal/avant-garde brands producing side/backzips with insteps as crushingly low as OG Carpe Diem? I love the look of Guidi backzips, but the pair I owned (788VS) basically flopped around on my feet until I sold them. I also tried on A1923s and LEBs (by far the worst) and had the same issue.

I've got a pair of OG S23Ms that fit great, as did a pair of shredded S21Ms I tried on in a second-hand shop once, but I'd like to know if I have any alternatives aside from waiting for a pair of old S40Ms in my size and decent condition on Yahoo Japan.

Also, here's my current collection of footwear that fits the thread:
- Carpe Diem calfskin 5-hole S23M boots (still have the OG laces, but I hated dealing with them)
- Julius FW09 16-eyelet cowhide combat boots
- Julius SS09 waxed reversed steer combat boots (for sale thanks to an annoying squeak in one boot -- even had the rubber soles replaced and midsole reglued to no avail)
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- Devoa FW15 Guidi calf sidezip boots
- Devoa SS18 Guidi camel open-toe boots
- Last Conspiracy Edgar horse sneakers (retired)
- Ann Demeulemeester SS11 diagonal-lace suede sneakers
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So right before Covid I bought 2 pairs of s40m one in thick horse and destroyed horse. They are reproductions but built like tanks.

@eckblk connected me with Lucca. The guy sells on Grailed and has his own shoe line. I believe he has access to CDiem factories and can procure or have a pair made for you. PM me and I can put you in contact if you like.
 

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@eckblk connected me with Lucca. The guy sells on Grailed and has his own shoe line. I believe he has access to CDiem factories and can procure or have a pair made for you. PM me and I can put you in contact if you like.
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Is that the same Luca dude who is listing his samples(I am making a guess here) pieces as "mMoria" ?
 

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@eckblk connected me with Lucca. The guy sells on Grailed and has his own shoe line. I believe he has access to CDiem factories and can procure or have a pair made for you. PM me and I can put you in contact if you like.
Is that the same Luca dude who is listing his samples(I am making a guess here) pieces as "mMoria" ?
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no idea
 

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@Irenarch what about WJK? I haven't tried but looking at the shape it would be similar to carpe.
edit: seems like WJK not being made anymore, jun left

Also do you want to get rid of your OG laces?
 

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Hello everyone,

i am currently thinking about buying my first pair of Guidi horse leather boots, I am especially interested in the front zip models as they have quite an unique look to them. I can’t really decide between the 310 and the PL2 (both in black), can anyone give me advice which model is “better” as a first pair of Guidis? I am a man and I usually wear tight jeans tucked into the shaft of the boots, therefore I thought that the PL2 may be a little bit too bulky. Sadly, the 310 are currently sold out everywhere...

Also, I heard that Guidi’s sizing is quite complicated. In Saint Laurent, I wear a size 44, is sizing up by one size recommendable for Guidi?

Thanks a lot in advance for your advice!
 
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Hello everyone,

i am currently thinking about buying my first pair of Guidi horse leather boots, I am especially interested in the front zip models as they have quite an unique look to them. I can’t really decide between the 310 and the PL2 (both in black), can anyone give me advice which model is “better” as a first pair of Guidis? I am a man and I usually wear tight jeans tucked into the shaft of the boots, therefore I thought that the PL2 may be a little bit too bulky. Sadly, the 310 are currently sold out everywhere...

Also, I heard that Guidi’s sizing is quite complicated. In Saint Laurent, I wear a size 44, is sizing up by one size recommendable for Guidi?

Thanks a lot in advance for your advice!
I honestly prefer PL2's last and I don't think it will look bad with the jeans tucked into it. As a matter of fact, that's how I always see the PL2 worn; with jeans tucked into it.

As for sizing, somebody else has to chime in. Some say to size one up but then they also say the boots can stretch.
 

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I'm a standard 43 and have PL2s in 44 and have to wear (somewhat small) insoles with them—they're narrow, but have a pretty generous instep. If I were doing it over again I'd probably go TTS. FWIW, though, I also recently got more recently made TTS 796Zs, which fit great, except for being a tiny bit narrow, but I expect them to stretch, and got a 788 pair a while ago from grailed in 44 that I also need an insole with—possibly not an object-dyed pair? But in some cases sizing up was unambiguously the right decision.

In short, buy from somewhere you can return them.
 

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Thank you once more for your advise! I recently tried on the Guidi PL2s in black, and I absolutely loved them. I am a standard 44 and tried them on in 44. They were a tiny bit narrow, but keeping in mind that they will eventually stretch, they should have been fine after a few weeks of wearing. Nonetheless, I returned them as I want to try them on in 45 as well (given the high price of approximately €1300).

Unexpectedly, I found a pair of brand new white 995s in 44 for a very good price (€420) in a very well-known online store for high fashion brands. In comparison to the PL2s, they apparently run a tiny bit smaller and therefore were quite narrow when I tried them on. Does anyone have experience with that specific model, I heard that Guidi boots are supposed to be very narrow at first as they tend to stretch generously over time?

I attached some images of the respective boots.

Thank you!
 

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Anyone have any experience with Guidi 791? The 12 eyelet lace up boots. I've read some posts that say it fits up to 2 sizes smaller. Is that accurate? I'm a 38/38.5 and wondering if a 40 will work with an insole. Especially if it's the women's version. Thanks.
 

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