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 I saw them post the pics on Instagram yesterday and was about to post a question about it on the shoe construction thread until I saw it had been discussed here. They have now updated the page with the name Argentum Construction and credited you for the name. Goosebumps! I feel like I just witnessed an historical event.
I have. I scratched a black toe cap under a corner of a door getting out of a particularly small toilet stall.It filled up the scratch nicely. I can still see where the scratch was when holding the shoe in my hand but not when I'm wearing them so good enough for me.
 A lot of great info. Thank you sir.
DWFII, I've seen you write this numerous times now, but I can't quite see how I can put this into practice (in buying RTW shoes). On a Brannock, my H-T is 10D but my H-B is 11C. But so far I have had best fit with UK9G (US10EE?). Problem is, it's very difficult for me to actually put on any 11C shoes. And when I can actually get my feet in, I think the pressure I'm putting on the facings trying to keep my heel in place would actually cause the facings to bend. I think this...
I bought the Pedag Balance. Didn't work for me(to prevent the topline bulging). Painful too. I'm more or less resigned to having those creases but I'd be interested to hear others' experience.
 I've had a similar issue with my Hastings (from the discontinued Evolution range). It was my very first dress shoe and I wasn't bothered very much by the practically invisible gap, but was really annoyed by the clicking sound it made when the heel goes back into its seat(not sure if that's the correct term) when I put pressure on it. Sent an email to Loake, didn't get a reply. Sent an email to the shop I bought it from, they said it was 'normal' and will 'fuse together in...
     Thanks gents. Good advice all around. DWF, your comment on making the heel liner thick enough implies that cobblers can custom-make them? That's news to me, as the ones I see sold in stores are not nearly thick enough to be of help. I will ask my cobbler!
Spot on DWF! It is a half size too long to accommodate my somewhat freakish wide foot (it's already a G, I might need to find an H!). Unfortunately I can't afford to experiment right now so I'm stuck with these for a while, so it's good to know that you think they won't crack. My last shoes did, but they were a POS that I bought before I started reading SF. Here's a pic:  Thanks both of you for your help!
Hi guys,   I have a problem with topline bulging/bowing and I'm starting to see creases on the quarters. Do you think it's going to crack? Anything I can do to prevent it from cracking? I mostly use Saphir MDO cream and once in a while, Reno.     Thanks.
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