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post #16036 of 20253

Ok, I assumed that cause we were taking about a pair of shell shoes.  Shell stretches, but the shoe toe stiffener does not, IME (as  said is really hard and rigid). I have never tried to stretch any other plastic/celastic toe stiffener (I thought it was not possible either)

post #16037 of 20253
Does shell stretch? Anyone have any links on the subject? Ime shell doesn't stretch. I know new shell shoes can feel stiff but soften and mold to the foot after a couple wears. Is this the stretch that people refer to?
post #16038 of 20253

I have streched 2 pairs of Vass shell .  Just the ball area.  It took me time.

post #16039 of 20253
i dont for a second doubt that a shell shoe made from shell uppers, leather welt and linen threads can stretch. i am however skeptical that the stretch or give came from the shell having expanded. for example, all of my shell vass feel tight or snug when they are new, but only after an hour or two they already feel slightly on the big side. this significant change (approx 1/4 sizes bigger) over such a small period of time suggests the components of the shoe are responsible for the sudden difference in fit
post #16040 of 20253

Well, I do not know.  My feeling is that is very rigid and it takes much more effort to stretch than calf leather.  Furthermore, it stretches less.

post #16041 of 20253

I'm wearing the shoes today. They feel fine on my feet for most of the day. It's just a little tighter in the right foot, and I feel some discomfort by the end of the day. I'm not entirely sure if it's even the toe box that's the problem. I'm just going to keep wearing them and at some point may ask a cobbler to stretch them.

post #16042 of 20253
Shell Ucap love

post #16043 of 20253
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Ok, I assumed that cause we were taking about a pair of shell shoes.  Shell stretches, but the shoe toe stiffener does not, IME (as  said is really hard and rigid). I have never tried to stretch any other plastic/celastic toe stiffener (I thought it was not possible either)

 

Yeah plastic/celastic stiffeners can't be stretched. 

post #16044 of 20253

 

The @RogerP special

post #16045 of 20253
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The @RogerP
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Incredible.

Does Vass stock navy shell?
post #16046 of 20253
Very nice
post #16047 of 20253
Very nice Exdeath - wear them in good health!
post #16048 of 20253

They are in my wish list!!

 

Were them in good health.

post #16049 of 20253
vass from the past few weeks

f last saddle shell


r last burgundy shell


f last saddle shell


p2 last cigar shell


u last dark antique cognac shell
post #16050 of 20253
R last is gorgeous. Really love your make ups.
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