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post #1741 of 3799
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Originally Posted by Sharpe View Post
I'm a bit of a newbie, so can someone explain why it's important to rotate boots with another pair? What's wrong with wearing them every day? Do they need time to breath between wearings for some reason?

Main reason: sweaty feet. Your feet give off quite a lot of moisture in the form of sweat. This is absorbed by the leather. Your boots need time to dry out between wearings.

Make sure you get some red cedar boot trees as well. The boot tree facilitates the drying process, keeps the form of the boot and makes them smell good as well.

Cheers
post #1742 of 3799
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Originally Posted by amce View Post
Main reason: sweaty feet. Your feet give off quite a lot of moisture in the form of sweat. This is absorbed by the leather. Your boots need time to dry out between wearings.

Make sure you get some red cedar boot trees as well. The boot tree facilitates the drying process, keeps the form of the boot and makes them smell good as well.

Cheers

Which is something I need to do...get off my butt and get some boot trees for my HBC's.
post #1743 of 3799
Ah I see - thanks. Will be a while before I buy another pair of boots, but I can rotate them with other shoes that I have for now. Also - noticed on my boot that one of them isn't finished very well - some of the paint or whatever it is that goes over the collection b/w the sole and the boot was peeled back a little...is this normal/common? I'll post pics later but I assume this is just a regular thing and nothing to worry about.
post #1744 of 3799
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Originally Posted by Sharpe View Post
Ah I see - thanks. Will be a while before I buy another pair of boots, but I can rotate them with other shoes that I have for now.

Also - noticed on my boot that one of them isn't finished very well - some of the paint or whatever it is that goes over the collection b/w the sole and the boot was peeled back a little...is this normal/common? I'll post pics later but I assume this is just a regular thing and nothing to worry about.

Sounds like something that I can see on my boots too.
post #1745 of 3799
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Which is something I need to do...get off my butt and get some boot trees for my HBC's.

Wraith, you of all people! No boot trees. I thought better of you.

Cheers
post #1746 of 3799
Oh, what shoe trees do you people use for your craftsman? Right now I'm only using a pair of cedar wood but on a spring. I'm thinking about what to buy (expensive shipping costs on the buggers).
post #1747 of 3799
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Originally Posted by wosk View Post
Oh, what shoe trees do you people use for your craftsman? Right now I'm only using a pair of cedar wood but on a spring. I'm thinking about what to buy (expensive shipping costs on the buggers).

I have two types: a no-name, split toe, full heel that I found at a cobbler here in Sweden. I like these a lot. Then I have the model that RMW sells. These have neither the split toe nor the full heel but the high curve fills out the vamp on the RM's pretty good. Better on the G lasts than on the wider H.

I think they are made for RMW by Rochester in the States. Google them and check out their price point. RMW's price is a bit steep. Check out Cederville as well.

Are there any manufacturers of trees in Oz? Anyone out there have a clue?

Cheers
post #1748 of 3799
Hi,

I'm continuing to figure out my correct fit in RM Williams, and just received Blaxland and Gardener boots.

I have a question about the inside leather footbed. On all the boots, if I rub my fingers around the leather footbed, it's all smooth, except: on the center line at about 30% of the way down the length of the boot, and again at about 80% down there's a small rough spot that feels like a nail head or a stitch, or something like that.

Neither spot seems to bother me, because I don't think my foot is touching the footbed at those points; they're located around the arch and at the start of my toes.

Is this a defect, or just a normal result of the construction? Could others please do a quick check on their Craftsman-Blaxland-Gardener-Yard-etc (that is, the leather footbed, not Comfort, models) boots to see if they notice the same thing?

Thanks!

Jeff
post #1749 of 3799
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Originally Posted by amce View Post
Wraith, you of all people! No boot trees. I thought better of you.

Cheers

I know, I know. Still, I never wear them two days in a row and do take care of them otherwise. But yes, I need those boot trees...and another pair of boots for proper boot rotation purposes. Another pair of chelseas and some chukkas are on my 'to get' list.
post #1750 of 3799
Where did you guys order MTM boots? I have emailed Steve and did not get a response in quite a few days.
post #1751 of 3799
I don't know about others here, but my boots are not MTM (or MTO either). I bought them online at one of the few online retailers in Baxter Boots. RMW doesn't do MTM either, but they do make MTO boots for their customers. If you want MTM/bespoke, you'll need to look elsewhere.
post #1752 of 3799
just my 2c, the RMW trees aren't all that good. i had to have two sole inserts on my 8G's so that the wood would reach the vamp and upper of the shoe. they are also too thin in the width even in G width.

regards,

ps. anyone know if RMW will send out lasted trees?
post #1753 of 3799
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
I don't know about others here, but my boots are not MTM (or MTO either). I bought them online at one of the few online retailers in Baxter Boots. RMW doesn't do MTM either, but they do make MTO boots for their customers. If you want MTM/bespoke, you'll need to look elsewhere.

I was under the impression you can get MTM boots? But perhaps not.

Either way, you CAN get a different size for each foot if you need it apparently.
post #1754 of 3799
RMW offer a MTO service, not a MTM service. MTM/bespoke is where a shoe/boot is specifically made to your measurements, and RMW do not supply such a service. There several shoe/bootmakers, some even on this very forum, who do supply such a service, but they are quite expensive (and rightfully so).
post #1755 of 3799
Thanks, TheWraith.

Though I do wonder what great benefits are to be had from MTM shoes. Clearly, MTM clothes make a difference, but as long as a shoe fits comfortably, can mold to your foot a bit, and doesnt move around too much or squish your feet/toes, then it's fine. It's not as if the exact measurement of your boot will be noticeable to your appearance?
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