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I have this also on my Harrison. I also suspect it's from the shoe being slightly too long. These were from Amazon so no chance of a replacement from AE. I added a tongue pad with the hopes it might help somewhat. Will just deal with it.

 

 A tongue pad should make your problem worse, not better.  Tongue pads push your foot back towards the heel cup, which will increase the distance your toes are from the front of the shoe.  You would be better off putting in a heel pad to push your foot forward. 

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bought a pair of Mora 2.0 yesterday, and have been wearing them around a bit to break them in. Today I noticed some creasing in the toe box area. Is this normal? The shoe fit seems to be spot on--or so I think.


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bought a pair of Mora 2.0 yesterday, and have been wearing them around a bit to break them in. Today I noticed some creasing in the toe box area. Is this normal? The shoe fit seems to be spot on--or so I think.



Yes, it is normal for leather shoes to crease as you walk. If it fits well and feels good, then I wouldn't worry. Otherwise, there's always canvas smile.gif

Btw, which color is that, bourbon or brown?
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Thanks! I just didn't think it would crease that far up. However, after reading reading this, I'm sure it's just fine.
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Thanks! I just didn't think it would crease that far up. However, after reading reading this, I'm sure it's just fine.

Yeah, hard to predict. My Rutledges crease up in the toe box as well, but I don't really care.

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Thanks! I just didn't think it would crease that far up. However, after reading reading this, I'm sure it's just fine.

That article talks about creasing in general, but not creasing in the toe-box. In fact, if you look at the shoes pictured in that blog entry, not one has creasing in the toe. Creasing in the toe-box can sometimes cause pinching of the toes while walking, which is uncomfortable. Even if the shoe fits in every other sense of the term (no heel slip and no pressure), my take is that a creased toe-box means that the shoe is not a good fit, in that the design is too long for your foot, etc. I have a pair of Players' 2nds that came with a small crease in the toe-box, which is getting worse. My guess is that while the size of the shoe is right for me, the 222 last is not a good fit for me. Oddly, my 5th Ave.s (which are on the 5 last) have zero creasing in the toe-box, and I have had them for many years. I will avoid the 222 last in future.

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That article talks about creasing in general, but not creasing in the toe-box. In fact, if you look at the shoes pictured in that blog entry, not one has creasing in the toe. Creasing in the toe-box can sometimes cause pinching of the toes while walking, which is uncomfortable. Even if the shoe fits in every other sense of the term (no heel slip and no pressure), my take is that a creased toe-box means that the shoe is not a good fit, in that the design is too long for your foot, etc. I have a pair of Players' 2nds that came with a small crease in the toe-box, which is getting worse. My guess is that while the size of the shoe is right for me, the 222 last is not a good fit for me. Oddly, my 5th Ave.s (which are on the 5 last) have zero creasing in the toe-box, and I have had them for many years. I will avoid the 222 last in future.

While you may be correct on the fit. I will politely have to disagree with you on the article I linked. There are a handful of pairs on the page that have them in the same are as mine.
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After zooming in on my monitor, I see that you are correct. He does have a few pairs with creasing in the toe-box! Guess I need a(n even) bigger monitor :embar:. I still plan to avoid buying shoes on lasts that crease in the toe when I wear them.

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Lightly used shell MacNeils for less than $200 is a great deal, as far as I am concerned. This said, no one in a right mind should ever buy shell AEs at the shoebank for close to $500. First, you can periodically score them for $299 during the sales. Second, with a little luck, you can get shell Aldens at the Shoe Mart for $425 (they were $399 just a few months ago). 

Thanks, Cincikid, pretty excited.  

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Uh you serious? Those are THE style of shoes to get in shell!

Thanks, ridethecliche. Enjoying them so far. Now I have to find a deer bone.  $36 for a leg bone seems awfully steep.

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Thanks, ridethecliche. Enjoying them so far. Now I have to find a deer bone.  $36 for a leg bone seems awfully steep.

You can probably get away without one. I haven't really seen a noticeable effect using deer bone. My initial hopes of it being a shell miracle product were quickly dashed. Saphir Cordovan cream is probably more useful.
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Considering doing a bourbon MTO, but concerned the color will be too similar to my Rutledge, which is heavily burnished walnut.

Does anyone own both Rutledge and a bourbon shoe? How close are the colors?

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You can probably get away without one. I haven't really seen a noticeable effect using deer bone. My initial hopes of it being a shell miracle product were quickly dashed. Saphir Cordovan cream is probably more useful.

Thanks, NWTeal, appreciate the advice.  I think I will grab some Renovateur and Cordovan Shoe Polish from Saphir. I assume the Renovateur will be beneficial for my other calfskin AE's as well?

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I bought these int the fall to be my special occasion shoes, and have worn them probably 6 or 7 times since then.  The creases in the leather, right in front of the perforated cap, seem pretty severe to me -- they occurred right away after I started wearing them.  Has anybody else had this happen, and can you speculate as to the reason?  I've read that deep creases can result from wearing shoes that are too long, but I'm between sizes, and these are the smaller or the two sizes I'm between.  Any thoughts or suggestions? 

 

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I bought these int the fall to be my special occasion shoes, and have worn them probably 6 or 7 times since then.  The creases in the leather, right in front of the perforated cap, seem pretty severe to me -- they occurred right away after I started wearing them.  Has anybody else had this happen, and can you speculate as to the reason?  I've read that deep creases can result from wearing shoes that are too long, but I'm between sizes, and these are the smaller or the two sizes I'm between.  Any thoughts or suggestions? 

 

It actually looks like its a little short in length for you (doesn't look like you have much toe room). The ball of your feet should land at the widest part of the shoe. Looks like the ball of your feet are way too close to the tip of the shoe, causing the bend point to be where the perforation is/cap starts. I think you should have gone with the longer size, and if that felt a little loose, gone down a size in width. I'm hypothesizing that might also be the reason why the creases seems deeper. The cap part is stiffer, and once you bend that area, it's much less likely to bounce back to its normal shape.

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