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How is their Bavarian similar /different from box calf, vegano, museum calf used in shoes at this price range?
 

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How is their Bavarian similar /different from box calf, vegano, museum calf used in shoes at this price range?
Short answer is the bavarian calf is superior. I'm not a fan of vegano; it's a good leather but it doesn't seem to hold a shine well. Museum calf doesn't age well in my limited experience. Boxcalf is a more complicated story where I'm not knowledgeable enough about leather to answer properly. I've had excellent boxcalf, but for boxcalf on most shoes in the $800-1000 range I've experienced, I would say the Bavarian calf is better choice. There's def boxcalf out there that is just as good as the crust Bavarian calf that Zonkey Boot uses.
 

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Here is a shot of (one of) my Chelsea boots. As I recall, I got them on a last pair sale or something similar, and they arrived in a much brighter shade of blue than I had hoped for. So I slathered dark brown cream polish all over them (I didn't have any black at the time). I haven't worn them outside the house since then, but indoors they do now look like a satisfying shade of dark blue.

I didn't know they were from Bavarian calf -- assuming mine indeed are as well -- but I do love how supple that skin is! And again, what an unexpectedly great fit around the ankle.

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Here is a shot of (one of) my Chelsea boots. As I recall, I got them on a last pair sale or something similar, and they arrived in a much brighter shade of blue than I had hoped for. So I slathered dark brown cream polish all over them (I didn't have any black at the time). I haven't worn them outside the house since then, but indoors they do now look like a satisfying shade of dark blue.

I didn't know they were from Bavarian calf -- assuming mine indeed are as well -- but I do love how supple that skin is! And again, what an unexpectedly great fit around the ankle.

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I think I have the same pair as you from the Canadian retailer Shear Luxury. It's labelled as Bavarian calf. It's supple yet strong and takes wear well even in snowy/rainy weather
 

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I actually really like this, and again their leather performance is just top notch.

Question: has anyone tried MTM with Zonkey? I have a low instep which doesn't really fit their last.
Yes, my favorite boot in my entire collection was a made to measure pair from Zonkey. Back before this boot was a stock boot for them.
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Alexandra Diaconu was great to work with through the whole process.
 

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Can you please kindly share what can/ cannot be modified for MTM with ZB?
You’ll find everything here:

Also like I mentioned, Alexandra is exceptionally accommodating at providing all the information on what they offer. I recommend you start a dialogue with her, as she will be the best source of information.
 

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You’ll find everything here:

Also like I mentioned, Alexandra is exceptionally accommodating at providing all the information on what they offer. I recommend you start a dialogue with her, as she will be the best source of information.
Oh thanks man.. but I was actually inquire about MTM (Made to Measure) program, I read the link you shared and I think it's more of a MTO program not MTM program. I have flat feet with low instep and small heel, that result protruding the inner quarter of my shoes, which I don't like the look, hence I need some modification on the last and therefore I am wondering if they offer MTM.

I understand I can simply sent them an E-mail.. just I hate to contact them before I am ready for ordering.
 

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Oh thanks man.. but I was actually inquire about MTM (Made to Measure) program, I read the link you shared and I think it's more of a MTO program not MTM program. I have flat feet with low instep and small heel, that result protruding the inner quarter of my shoes, which I don't like the look, hence I need some modification on the last and therefore I am wondering if they offer MTM.

I understand I can simply sent them an E-mail.. just I hate to contact them before I am ready for ordering.
Understood, my only hesitation is that it was in 2016, so any information I pass on will be severely outdated. However, I don’t recall them offering made to measure when I ordered. Again, that was 2016 and things may have changed since then.

Edit: I found the email from her and she specifically said back in 2016 they do not offer MTM, again, best to check with her to see if this still stands.
 

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Anyone ordered directly from zonkeyboots.com to US? Will there be import taxes? And is the price exact the amount transfered from the Euros from their site? Thanks in advance, I owneds several zonkey boots from sale and now I'm really tempted to purchase them in full price.
 

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Anyone ordered directly from zonkeyboots.com to US? Will there be import taxes? And is the price exact the amount transfered from the Euros from their site? Thanks in advance, I owneds several zonkey boots from sale and now I'm really tempted to purchase them in full price.
I can't remember if I did. I've been lucky many times but not all of the time. The best practice is to always be prepared to pay.
 

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Anyone ordered directly from zonkeyboots.com to US? Will there be import taxes? And is the price exact the amount transfered from the Euros from their site? Thanks in advance, I owneds several zonkey boots from sale and now I'm really tempted to purchase them in full price.
I’ve ordered from them quite a bit, and yes to an import duty if it’s over $800. In terms of the price, that all depends on the exchange rate from euro to dollar at time of purchase, and if your card charges a foreign transaction fee..etc, etc.
 

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Anyone ordered directly from zonkeyboots.com to US? Will there be import taxes? And is the price exact the amount transfered from the Euros from their site? Thanks in advance, I owneds several zonkey boots from sale and now I'm really tempted to purchase them in full price.
I order direct to USA and their importer declares the price to US Customs and you will get a bill for what you paid ZB.

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