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Lol sorry. I should have been more specific. Well first is it possible for a shoe tree to strech out a pair of shoes by like half a size? If so, is it also possible to get them back to the way they were when I first bought them. It's because I have a pair of shoes that seem half a size bigger and I'm starting to think it's because of the shoe trees..


 

Sorry, I couldn't resist George Constanza.  

 

I don't think it would be possible unless maybe during a complete resole, if they put the upper on a half smaller last????  I really have no idea how they could make it smaller.  I agree, with the others, the tension put on by the trees is nothing (if I had to guesstimate less than 3%) compared to your foot, while walking and standing.  That being said, do yo have to jam the tree into the shoe to the point beyond where the spring is fully compressed?  

 

Also, I find I really don't like the Nordstrom trees as much as the Allen Edmond ones.  The spring action on the Nordstrom doesn't seem as smooth, but maybe I just got a bad example, I haven't tried the J.A. Bank ones, but I have a feeling they're all made by the same company, maybe to different specs.

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Apparently it's the 333 last that the 1943 last is wider than, across the ball of the foot...

"The representative went on to tell me that the 1943 last adjusts the 333 by widening at the ball of the foot and reducing the toe length. Elsewhere Allen Edmonds notes that the 1943 last features beveled arches"

http://thisfits.me/post/131022423886/allen-edmonds-cornwallis-and-rediscover-america
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Apparently it's the 333 last that the 1943 last is wider than, across the ball of the foot...

"The representative went on to tell me that the 1943 last adjusts the 333 by widening at the ball of the foot and reducing the toe length. Elsewhere Allen Edmonds notes that the 1943 last features beveled arches"

http://thisfits.me/post/131022423886/allen-edmonds-cornwallis-and-rediscover-america

Ah, I knew I had read this somewhere! Based on this I had figured the 1943 would work for me, but it definitively did not.
All I know is my own experience, but I have two shoes in the 333 and tried four in the 1943 (all 11D). The 1943 was narrower both by foot-feel and by direct sole-to-sole visual comparison. It's possible this is an issue only in my particular size, but it's been quite consistent for the 11D samples I have tried.
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I wear size 8D and all my shoe trees were small.
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I found these at BCF, they look like Shaker Heights to me, but I couldn't find any black shaker heights online without a Harris tweed insert or without a combination tap sole. Also there is no Allen Edmonds logo or shoe name inside the shoe, only the sole has the Allen Edmonds logo.

Are these indeed shaker heights? Thoughts?

Thanks!

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I haven't tried the J.A. Bank ones, but I have a feeling they're all made by the same company, maybe to different specs.

 

I am inclined to agree. However, Allen Edmonds used to haver their own separate cedar wood supply and factory as a vested interest in providing shoe care products, though I'm not sure if this is still the case.

 

From their cedar rack:

 

  • Proudly made in the USA at our Port Washington, Wisconsin facility

 

And further "We started making cedar products 20 years ago, for the fact that when you make shoes that are timeless classics you should also make the highest quality shoe trees so that customers can protect and preserve their footwear."

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AE created and still owns Woodlore. They used to only make cedar stuff for themselves, but eventually broadened their market and now make shoe trees for many other companies, including Joseph A. Bank, and they sell their cedar products directly as well.

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New shoe - the Leiden - also comes in weave!  On the same last as the Cornwallis.



Oh joy. ANOTHER longwing. So far, AE has 4 different longwing bluchers, a hundred bazillion shortwing bals, and only a cheapo orthotic shortwing blucher.
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AE created and still owns Woodlore. They used to only make cedar stuff for themselves, but eventually broadened their market and now make shoe trees for many other companies, including Joseph A. Bank, and they sell their cedar products directly as well.

 

Well that helps make sense of it then. Wish they made a regular topper that would fit my JAB shoe racks I got for $10 a piece last year.

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Oh joy. ANOTHER longwing. So far, AE has 4 different longwing bluchers, a hundred bazillion shortwing bals, and only a cheapo orthotic shortwing blucher.

 

New line up of long wings is McNeil, McGregor and this one.  (the Larchmont and Boca Raton are discontinued)

 

New short wing blucher is Madison Park (AKA Player 2.0). Why it has yet to be introduced on the web may have something to do with their association with Nordstrom. The price is currently a jaw dropping 245 though. 

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Oh joy. ANOTHER longwing. So far, AE has 4 different longwing bluchers, a hundred bazillion shortwing bals, and only a cheapo orthotic shortwing blucher.

 

However, I understand the frustration. Unlike most people here, I'm sure, the 65 fits me best and I would really like to see a short wing blucher in it to replace my Florsheims.

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New line up of long wings is McNeil, McGregor and this one.  (the Larchmont and Boca Raton are discontinued)

 

New short wing blucher is Madison Park (AKA Player 2.0). Why it has yet to be introduced on the web may have something to do with their association with Nordstrom. The price is currently a jaw dropping 245 though. 

 

I was told that the McGregor is being phased out entirely. All the non-Dainite models are on clearance right now. I'd expect the Dainite ones to be put on clearance soon, too.

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I was told that the McGregor is being phased out entirely. All the non-Dainite models are on clearance right now. I'd expect the Dainite ones to be put on clearance soon, too.


Perhaps, but even if they are being phased out altogether, I expect them not to do so until this summer, after the foul weather has passed. 

 

I really wish they would expand the dress loafer line, and not merely with the Grayson on a new last like this one

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