Now that we’re on the subject of taps sizes, here’s a question for you. I’ve had a pair of saddle shoes for quite awhile but they’re actually a bit small for my feet. I used to have Eagle 8’s on the heels and 6’s on the toes, but with Tapboot’s urging, I replaced them with horseshoe heel taps and toe bumpers on the toes. Here’s their pic:
Now, although I enjoy horseshoe taps on my boots and small horseshoe taps on flats and loafers, on these saddle shoes, the taps just seem too outsized for my taste. So I recently bought some similar saddle shoes on ebay, one size larger that fit my feet better, and they’re ready for taps to be put on them. And my question is how big is right? I know there are different views on this (compare JR’s and Tapboot’s comments elsewhere on this blog for example), so I just took some photos with different sized taps placed on the bottoms of these new saddle shoes. For each photo, the toe taps are one size smaller than the heel taps, although I usually make the difference 2 sizes between heel and toe. Anyway, I’m curious to know what you think I should put on these. I told JR I’d put on what he recommended, but if he gets outvoted, well then we’ll see. The heel taps range from 8 down to 4 and toe taps from 7 down to 3. Pick one size for each. Thanks!