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post #1906 of 10815
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Gentlemen I need some advice. I have a pair of chukkas that develops the most awful wrinkle in the quarter if I put trees in, as the trees put pressure on the heel counter. Yet, if I leave them without trees, the wax job on the toe box doesn't keep as nicely. I have tried both split toe shoe trees and solid boot trees (middle grade, cedar) - and every positioning I could think of - to no avail. Recommendations?

Observe the wrinkle:


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http://woodlore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=woodlore&Product_Code=M-Boot-Tree&Category_Code=Shoe-Trees
post #1907 of 10815
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Gentlemen I need some advice. I have a pair of chukkas that develops the most awful wrinkle in the quarter if I put trees in, as the trees put pressure on the heel counter. Yet, if I leave them without trees, the wax job on the toe box doesn't keep as nicely. I have tried both split toe shoe trees and solid boot trees (middle grade, cedar) - and every positioning I could think of - to no avail. Recommendations?

Observe the wrinkle:


350x261px-LL-c0597c92_IMG_2152.jpeg

The shoe trees you are using are too big for these shoes and is causing obvious stretching. Your quest continues. Have you tried the Epic shoe tree by Woodlore?
post #1908 of 10815
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Gentlemen I need some advice. I have a pair of chukkas that develops the most awful wrinkle in the quarter if I put trees in, as the trees put pressure on the heel counter. Yet, if I leave them without trees, the wax job on the toe box doesn't keep as nicely. I have tried both split toe shoe trees and solid boot trees (middle grade, cedar) - and every positioning I could think of - to no avail. Recommendations?

Observe the wrinkle:


350x261px-LL-c0597c92_IMG_2152.jpeg

How do they look on your feet? I suspect that wrinkle has to do with the nature of the boot (high ankle area) more so than anything else.
post #1909 of 10815
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post


The shoe trees you are using are too big for these shoes and is causing obvious stretching. Your quest continues. Have you tried the Epic shoe tree by Woodlore?


I have the correct recommended size of the exact shoe tree Christian recommended. Size L for a size 9D shoe. The boots don't like even the slightest tension on the heel cup. Haven't tried the epic trees yet, perhaps it is time.

post #1910 of 10815
Do you push the tree all the way down so that it is touching the footbed? The rear heal reinforcement should help distribute some of the tension.

It seems like a three part boot tree should work - but they are expensive.
post #1911 of 10815
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post



I have the correct recommended size of the exact shoe tree Christian recommended. Size L for a size 9D shoe. The boots don't like even the slightest tension on the heel cup. Haven't tried the epic trees yet, perhaps it is time.

I don't know if it makes a difference or no, but I use M woodlore trees in my 9D shoes and boots, but don't have any boot trees.
post #1912 of 10815
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post



I have the correct recommended size of the exact shoe tree Christian recommended. Size L for a size 9D shoe. The boots don't like even the slightest tension on the heel cup. Haven't tried the epic trees yet, perhaps it is time.

So you have a boot trees and not just regular shoe trees?

I have no idea how the boot trees look, anyone got pics?
post #1913 of 10815
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post


So you have a boot trees and not just regular shoe trees?
I have no idea how the boot trees look, anyone got pics?


Boot left, shoe right

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Boot top, shoe bottom.

 

Notice the larger vamp support curve on the boot tree.

post #1914 of 10815
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post



Boot left, shoe right
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Boot top, shoe bottom.

Notice the larger vamp support curve on the boot tree.

That boot tree looks HUGE!
post #1915 of 10815
Thanks! I thought the boot tree had higher support at the heel, sorry for the mistake.
post #1916 of 10815
What is the best color for EG, Dark Oak?
post #1917 of 10815
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

What is the best color for EG, Dark Oak?

In my opinion, their green calf skin is the most unique they have, certainly worth the premium to have one MTO or RTW
post #1918 of 10815
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

What is the best color for EG, Dark Oak?

brown
post #1919 of 10815
Apologies, best color polish.
post #1920 of 10815
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

What is the best color for EG, Dark Oak?

I think dark oak is their most versatile next to black. nod[1].gif
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