Yanko - Made In Spain Shoes

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  1. Galix

    Galix Senior member

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    The last is 915. If I am not mistaken, almost all of Skolyx's Yanko shoes are made in this last.

    As for the size, I'd recommend to go down 0.5 compared to Carmina's Rain last. I use a UK 7 in Rain and got these Yanko 915 in a UK 6.5.
     
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    How does Carmina's rain last fit? The Carmina is a little snug for me and I'm worried that a 915 in a half size down would be too small.
     
  3. Galix

    Galix Senior member

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    The Rain last is on the snug side, but I never felt it tight. Even when they were new, the shoes were very comfortable.
    As I wrote before I haven't taken the Yanko's "on tour" yet, so my experience is limited to a few steps up and down at home. But still, I'd say they feel very similar, even if it is .5 smaller in size.

    If you have tried Meermin's Linea Maestro, their Park last feels tighter (also a size UK 6.5).
     
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    doodledoc Senior member

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    Yes, I have Meermin LM 7.5 UK in the Park and Olfe last. Park is more snug than the Rain last. Olfe is bigger than the Rain last. My Rain last Carmina are also 7.5UK.

    Would you still suggest a 7UK for the 915 last?
     
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    No, in this case I'd recommend you to get the 915 in the same size as the Park last, that is a UK 7.5.
     
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    Thanks! Let me know if you want to get in on the GMTO. I'm flexible on some aspects of the shoe (it doesn't have to be an adelaide, etc)
     
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    So do you mean Yanko 915 is slightly longer than Carmina Rain?
     
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  8. doodledoc

    doodledoc Senior member

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    Anyone else interested in a GMTO for a pair of Adelaide s on Yanko 915 lasted shoes?

    My inspiration:

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    It would be closer to the first shoe. Need 2 more people.

    Price if you live in Europe: 280 Euro or 310USD. (Shipping is free to EU-countries)
    Price outside of Europe 223 Euro or 248USD. Shipping cost applies depending on destination (US = 36USD)
     
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  9. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    Most wellcome.Congrats and enjoy them!!.
     
  10. SartodiNapoli

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    I handled that exact shoe on Spain yesterday on Spain on El Corte Ingles among others of the brand, ( Not the burgundy posted before, that certainly looks far better) and my opinion is that leaves a lot to be desired that maybe for 75 euros would be ok. I Don´t remember if was 150 or 180 euros but certainly not close to 300, and some low quality details as the plastic/rubber heel is another, not talking about the very bad overall quality or poor soles ( just on the pic is obvious the mass production soles with those double stitiching on the soles)

    I don´t want to be polemic, but my pro advice is to do a better investment on other shoes and get this only if paying 75 or so, that is the fair price due to his inner low quality. Is a mall market mass shoe, has anything to do with a good handmade shoe even calling this " handmade" seems a gimmick to attract people thinking this can be compared with what we all have in mind as " handmade", just an attempt to it. I was very dissapointed and again, i can´t see the hype on this by any side. My mother who handled them as welll got horroriced by the price/ " quality" ratio.
     
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  11. Skolyx

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    Im a bit suprised to hear this SartodiNapoli and Im sad to hear you are dissapointed with your experience at El Corte Ingles. I will look into it at once to check with Yanko themselves and see if the shoes at El Corte Ingles has the same specification as the ones we sell. (I dont think so but I want to check and make sure) I know there has been Yanko shoe at different levels before, so just to avoid confusion I will examine it and get back here.
     
  12. Zapasman

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    Do not even listen to him; he does not even know that most high end GWY shoemaker use plastic/celastic toe and counter stiffeners. His opinion is not relevant to shoe aficionados. Should his comments about tayloring are the same...[​IMG]. He is just trolling all the time.
     
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    Skolyx Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info Zapasman!
    As a side note I can just inform that Yanko uses leather board in the heel. We get the question if its celastic or leather board from time to time so I just wanted to inform in case people wonder :)
    Have a wonderfull weekend!
     
  14. Zapasman

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    You are wellcome.
    Have you ever heard of a double stiching at the soles?. Are those pics of Yanko showing that?. Amazing comments but I have fun with this guy so I wont block him.[​IMG]
     
  15. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    I wear 9 in Rain and 8.5 in 915.
     

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