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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
I'm trying to come to terms with how shell looks in the long term, and whether I really like the way it creases. I'm certainly sure I don't like the pic below...but this is something that happens if you don't use trees and/or wear shoes that don't fit, right? right?


ALways use shoe trees! The creasing will still be there but not anywhere near as pronounced as in that photo. I have a number of shell shoes/boots and never let them go without trees in them after wear. Just my thinking out loud...
post #17 of 22
they look fine to me.

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post #18 of 22
As others posted, the shoes in the OP appear mis-sized. Here is a pair of shell cordovan monks (Martegani) after about a year of being worn once a week (Stored between wearings with lasted shoe trees inserted): The creasing is no more severe than my other shell cordovan shoes.
post #19 of 22
^^^Those look good, and have aged nicely.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
^^^Those look good, and have aged nicely.

Thanks. They're some of my favorite shoes and get spot-polished after every wearing. Every new scuff physically hurts me!
post #21 of 22
The color of those shoes is outstanding...which comes with time. If those were mine, I'd invest in these, and make it a habit to ALWAYS have something in the shoes - either your feet, or the shoe trees. You will see a noticeable difference in a couple of weeks.
post #22 of 22

How old are these? I'm strongly considering shells for my next and first ever pair because of the smoother creases. Can you give me some of your experiece with the creasing compared to calfskin?

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