The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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  1. bamboo

    bamboo Senior member

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    Hello. I had a chance to try simpson last oxford. Length, width around the ball joints are OK, but my instep is higher than it should be for simpson last. Angle of V is too wide.
    Would there be any last suitable for high instep but narrow feet?
     


  2. sinfjotli

    sinfjotli Senior member

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    Did you have a chance to try Rain last? While technically wider, I couldn't see much difference besides the higher instep between Rain and "narrower" lasts such as Forest or Simpson.
     


  3. circumspice

    circumspice Senior member

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    The Uetam is *SHORT* . I wear a 10uk in Simpson, and in a 10uk in Uetam, the tip of my big toe was rubbing against the tip of the shoe standing still. No 10.5 UK was available to try on.
     


  4. bamboo

    bamboo Senior member

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    Thanks. I will give a try.
     


  5. Viral

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    Great......many thanks!
     


  6. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    Simpson reminded me quite a bit of the 348, although Rain had a softer curve to it.
     


  7. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    I thought I'll add this too. This is from Ethan at The Armoury:

    Carmina lasts

    Inca - Widest last and waist for wide feet (EE width)
    Rain - Like the Inca but with a chisel toe (EE width)
    Soller - A boot last like Robert, fits like a double E.
    Forest - Standard width with round toe (E width), There is also an EE width
    Uetam - Similar to Forest but a shade narrower (E width)
    Robert - Like the Simpson but more room in the toe box (E width)
    Queen - an E width, similar to Alcudia but shorter
    Alcudia - Like the Simpson but with Almond toe (E width)
    Simpson - Narrow with chiseled toe, extended toe box (E width)

    Anyone compare the Robert vs. Forest in a photo?
     


  8. Wallcloud

    Wallcloud Senior member

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    I wear a 13 E on the AE 5 last and just purchased some carmina on the forest last. 12 EEE (UK)/13 E (US) works great for me.
     


  9. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    Would anybody happen to know how the Simpson last compares Edward Green's D width (narrow). I have pretty small feet; I wear a UK 5.5D on EG and I'm looking to buy my first Carmina.
     


  10. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Senior member

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    Hello everybody, I asked this in the Epaulet thread but no one there could give me any advice

    Would anyone be willing to weigh in on some sizing advice for the 'Rand single monks on the Epaulet website?

    http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-1985/'Rand-Single-Monk-Cognac/Detail

    I wonder if I should be sizing down a half from my normal lace-up size because:

    a.) they are cordovan, which I understand fits a little looser?
    b.) they are monk straps, which I understand need to be a little tight to stay on?
     


  11. sinfjotli

    sinfjotli Senior member

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    IMHO, if your lace-up shoes in your normal size fit well, you definitely shouldn't size down. The shoe would be too short and too narrow in that case. The difference in feel between calf and cordovan (and suede for that matter) doesn't warrant going for a different size. I made that mistake the hard way with suede chukkas, thinking they will stretch a lot. They do a bit, in the width, but the shorter length means that my feet still hurt after I had them on for a couple of hours.
     


  12. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I'd say stick with your normal size. UNLESS your foot runs narrow. The Rain last is on the wide side - particularly in the toes.

    I have a pair in shell and a pair in calf on the rain. I don't see any noticible difference between the two.
     


  13. JBMarce21

    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    hey ran through this and did not see anything definitive on inca to rain, or uetam to rain... 7UK Rain fits like it was made for me after about 3 wears, the first 3 being a hair snug.

    It would appear that the inca and uetam would also be a 7, but as I said, I didn't see anything definitive, more piece meal.

    I also wear a 7UK in CJ 348, which also fits quite well, albeit not as well as the rain, but it's splitting hairs at that point.
     


  14. goodlensboy

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    Can anyone post a pic of JL 8k side by side with Simpson
     


  15. badsha

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    I use the same size in Inca and Rain and Forest.
     
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