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NonChalant321

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Just noticed the new ultra lights in the email sent out. How do these fit relative to the SF-01 V1?
Compared to the V1, they feel more like a deerskin sock or unlined moccasin hugging your feet. Its hard to compare - I would say loose but I believe they're actually slightly more narrow. They look a bit more narrow but feel like I have to tie my laces tighter. In fact, I switched its longer laces with the shorter ones from my V1 and now they're both perfect. Got them both in 41 btw. If you've ever tried on allbirds...the fit is like comparing allbirds to Jordans, but leather.
 

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Thx. Once i read these soraycwere basically water and alcohol.
Yeah, I figured.
But I'm way too lazy to mix my own and then find a spray bottle.
I just tell people I have imported shoe stretch spray...
 

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Compared to the V1, they feel more like a deerskin sock or unlined moccasin hugging your feet. Its hard to compare - I would say loose but I believe they're actually slightly more narrow. They look a bit more narrow but feel like I have to tie my laces tighter. In fact, I switched its longer laces with the shorter ones from my V1 and now they're both perfect. Got them both in 41 btw. If you've ever tried on allbirds...the fit is like comparing allbirds to Jordans, but leather.
Are the soles different width?
 

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Just realized they have a Full Vegetable Tan version of the SF-01

If i want the white one, would it be better to go for the full veg tan? it's only slightly more expensive
 

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Just realized they have a Full Vegetable Tan version of the SF-01

If i want the white one, would it be better to go for the full veg tan? it's only slightly more expensive
It’s also more of a pastel white. Off white if you will
 

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It’s also more of a pastel white. Off white if you will
from their website, both look the same. i havent found a real life review picture of the full veg tan version

I emailed the Archibald support, he said full veg tan is better quality, but i googled the difference between chrome tan and veg tan, it seems like it's more common to use chrome tan for sneakers
 

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from their website, both look the same. i havent found a real life review picture of the full veg tan version

I emailed the Archibald support, he said full veg tan is better quality, but i googled the difference between chrome tan and veg tan, it seems like it's more common to use chrome tan for sneakers
I think veg tan, especially veg tan white, is fairly uncommon for sneakers.

As mentioned, veg tan is off white whereas chrome tan is brilliant white. They're both nice - comes down to personal preference. Brilliant white is nice in the way dental veneers are nice. Veg tan white is nice in the way a high quality veg tan leather briefcase or weekender is nice.
 

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Are the ultralights the ones with the super comfy sole? I have the SF V1 and need some new shoes.
Yes, they have a very comfy insole made of coconut fibers.
 

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