The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    You find you need one half size up in Simpson than JL 7000? I don't. Do you have a wide foot?
     


  2. Smetana

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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)
    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)
     


  3. lexmann

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    Anyone knows how the Forest compares to the Queen in terms of length?
     


  4. bullswin

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    ^ Would be good to know, but thus far I've seen very little about the Queens last. Alcudia is my favorite, so if the Queens really is so similar, I might need to consider it next.
     
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  5. meister

    meister Senior member

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    What about Filadelphia last?
     


  6. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    I have 9.5E UK in GG lasts
    9 UK in CJ 337
    43,5 EUR in VASS K & U lasts

    would I be a 9 UK in Rain and 9.5 UK in Simpson?
     


  7. yarnsforth

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    I wear 10E UK in G&G GG06 and TG73 lasts; 44 in Vass U last; and 10 UK in the Carmina Simpson last.
     


  8. SpooPoker

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    You are pretty much 1 half size bigger than me in GG CJ, but 1 full size bigger than me in Vass. Id say a 9.5UK simpson, but it may be big.
     


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    Thanks!

    I'll try 9 Rain/ 9,5 Simpson then
     


  10. diglett

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    I'm just getting into the shoe game, so all I have to base my size off of is Allen Edmonds, in which I'm a US 10D in the Dalton, which is on the 1-511 last.

    Any estimates as to what size I would be in the Carmina Inca last?
     


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    Just got a reply from Carmina Paris - Forest and Queen have the same length.
     


  12. Knowledge is King

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    Wide forefoot + high instep + narrow heel = which Carmina lasts?
    I'm thinking Inca, rain and soller are a starting point because they are listed as the wider lasts but it's hard to find info about instep & heel fit.
     


  13. bullswin

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    I've found the Alcudia and Forest to be very snug and narrow in the lacing area. The Robert definitely has more room in the lacing area, so that might be a decent option for you.

    Of those three, Alcudia is narrowest in the heel, while the Forest and Robert could probably be described as having a medium width heel.
     


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    Considering the Simpson last is more on the narrow side, would it be advisable to go up half a size to accommodate having a regular width foot?

    Bmac
     


  15. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    I would appreciate a recomednation re lasts.

    I am a 10D Alden barrie last. It is a wonderful fit, if not a little tight across the vamp at the end of the day.

    I have a medium width forefoot and a narrow heel. I also have quite a high instep.

    Definitley think the simpson willl be too narrow. What do you all suggest?

    EDIT: Whoops just saw KIK's post above - seems to be we have the same question. Appreciate any different responses or maybe KIK and I will share info
     
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