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The toe cap is not as sleek as the chisel toed boots, but I would not say that it is bulbous. I have slightly wide feet and like to wiggle my toes, so I appreciate the extra room in the Gardener boots.
Not greasy kip, but how about the Lachlan ?
Thanks for the update. Sounds as if the machine operator had a bad day when making that pair. I'm sure that RMW would have replaced them if they had been told of this.The scarcity of the machines is the gating factor to having them re-screwed. I think I read somewhere that RMW have the only machine in Australia.
That is interesting and a little bit worrying. You do not explicitly state that the boots with the screw intrusion were RM Williams boot. Can you confirm what model they were and what the manufacturer had to say, assuming the problem was reported to them ?I have owned RM Williams boots with a screwed sole and it is basically a brass wire that is used. I can see that it could penetrate the inside of the boot, but I have never experienced that myself or heard of it...
You might try asking some of the more popular Tricker's retailers if they offer a discount for 5 pairs. The worst they can say is no.By and large, generally speaking shoe trees are shoe trees. Why not pick up some cheaper, more generic trees of good quality ?To my mind, there is nothing particularly special about the Tricker's shoe trees. Very few people will see them in use, so why not save a few beer tokens and put them towards another pair of Tricker's footwear ?
Gorgeous and they will look even better once they have some character after a few months of use.
Use a hard wax to lubricate
I don't think that it really matters, but I have always worn for a couple of weeks before getting the Topy applied.
The CXL boots are usually pretty well conditioned when you receive them, however if you feel that they are dry you can apply some conditioner. As I break in a boot I like to keep the stress points - where the creases are forming - conditioned, just in case.Dry conditions can also mean that you need to condition your boots as dust, like mud can suck the conditioner out of the leather. Hot climates can also mean that your feet sweat more, which can lead to salt leeching...
Thanks for posting the text as the online article requires a subscription. Interesting reading for sure.
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