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post #16 of 28
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When buying, buy a shoe that feels extra snug?

Yes. I wouldn`t say extra snug, though. The point is to get shoes that fit your feet properly as loose fitting shoes will promote creasing.
post #17 of 28
John Lobb in particular seems to have very little creasing in my experience.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
John Lobb in particular seems to have very little creasing in my experience.
I agree with this 100% Almost none in my experience. I actually like creases on my shoes. I think that they add character.
post #19 of 28
I think that to a certain extent it depends what you do when you have your shoes on. I was thinking a bit more about this the other day as it happens, I happened to be walking in a pair of new shoes and wondering about the creasing that could be expected. From simple walking around, there isn't that much creasing, although if you have long strides, you will get more creasing from the increased foot dorsiflexion. However some of the time, my job entails me kneeling down in awkward positions, and that's when you get the really bad creasing....

As others have said, shoe trees make all the difference. Plastic shoe trees are much much better than nothing and are very cheap (mine cost about 2usd a pair) - I have a few pairs of wooden ones from Muji (18usd a pair - bendy spring type, nicer from the aesthetic point of view and the cedar smell). I am expecting a lot of full shoe trees in non-cedar wood (11 usd a pair).
post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
OK hope this works.

Here is a pair of Maglis before wear



Here is a close up of the creases after one day, I don't like the way it is starting out!



Here is a another pair of Magli wingtips that I really like, are extremely comfortable and I don't quite mind this creasing, though I could do with less



View would be appreciated. Also I don't know if I posted all relevant angles. Let me know if others are more appropriate.
post #21 of 28
Hmm, that is a decent amount of creasing. Can you tell if those shoes use corrected grain? What retail price were they?
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
Hmm, that is a decent amount of creasing. Can you tell if those shoes use corrected grain? What retail price were they?

I am not sure how to tell whether it is corrected grain.

Retail: The new one is $675 (although I remember someone having made a comment "they have gotta be smoking something to put a $675 tag on it". The other magli (3rd pic) is more than 2 yrs old and I believe the retail was around $480
post #23 of 28
from my experience bruno magli does not really use corrected grain but they do use some sub par grain leathers for their lower models ranging retail in the 300-400 dollars.

the first shoe split toe has a decent crease mark on it, and if that all that shows then i think it looks great.

the wingtip however i am pretty sure it is the subpar quality of the leather that is making it wrinkle in so many different directions and not clean.
post #24 of 28
I took a shot on some Maglis from Sierra Trading Post, thinking they might be worth the STP price. When they arrived, they were creased terribly. Someone must have tried them on before me, though the soles didn't show any wear. The uppers looked like my Wright Arch-Preservers after 18 months of wear. And I paid $30 for those.

Figuring this was a very bad sign, I sent 'em back.
post #25 of 28
i personally found santonis to have some of the least creasing in my shoe collection...anyone concur? (vs. grenson, cheaney, AE)
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by seok
i personally found santonis to have some of the least creasing in my shoe collection...anyone concur? (vs. grenson, cheaney, AE)

i have 2 santoni orange socks and 1 goodyear fam. surprisingly, the goodyear creases more. but creasing shows usage, like how pages roll in a book, and should be worn with pride, imo.
post #27 of 28
i have the braden, brenden, and darren from their classic collection and found that they do crease initially the first couple of wears but then set and then no more creasing occurs ever again.

my fams i have noticed that they crease slightly more than the classic, but i may think it is psychological because i am more conscious of what is going on with my beloved fams more than anything else.

however, like any good shoe, i do prefer some proper creasing rather than a pristine straight vamp. looks unworn.

when i wear new shoes and see they dont have any creasing, i tend to think people may think i just got them.
i like to show that my shoes have some history and character.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by diorshoe
from my experience bruno magli does not really use corrected grain but they do use some sub par grain leathers for their lower models ranging retail in the 300-400 dollars.

the first shoe split toe has a decent crease mark on it, and if that all that shows then i think it looks great.

the wingtip however i am pretty sure it is the subpar quality of the leather that is making it wrinkle in so many different directions and not clean.

It is the firts day and this much is showing on the split toe already; that's my real concern. However, as you said it may just be that the creasing occurs in the first few wears and then little/none.
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