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post #8206 of 11803
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Originally Posted by Feryll View Post
 

I bought some Loake shoes and I want to buy shoe trees for them. 
I couldn't find anything else but the cheapest "spring with a knob at the end" type trees in my country... Of course VASS sells good trees but only to their customers.

Do you think these will do ? 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Schuhspanner-Holz-Zedernholz-Grosen-37-48-Damen-Herren-Schuhe-/171145908115?pt=DE_Mode_Accessoires_Damen_Herrenschuhe_Damen_Herrenbekleidung_Bekleidungs_Schuhpflege&var=&hash=item27d9174f93

 

These look very much like the Woodlore Epic trees that you can get here in the US for $25-30.  They are my favorite "cheap" trees and work well in my boots/shoes.

post #8207 of 11803
Howdy all. Question for the indy owners here.


After a few months of wear my indys have stretched and my pinkie toes deform the leather. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there anything I can do? Or will my toe eventually break through the leather.


Also every time I step down the stairs my left boot makes a squeak/whoosh sound. Sort of like air coming out of the boot. Anyone else have this happen to them too?
post #8208 of 11803
Those will be more than fine, I use woodlores for brands that doesn't come with lasted trees.
post #8209 of 11803
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't really understand the angst people have over taking care of shell. I just treat mine like calf and don't have any problems:

Thanks, Patrick. Could you briefly expand on what you mean when you say you 'just treat [yours] like calf'? To me, that would mean something like 1) wipe down with a clean cloth, 2) brush after every wear, 3) apply Reno or Saphir polish every couple weeks. Is that about it? My shell routine is a bit different, but I don't get the shine that you do (and I never even imagined the shine in PatrickB's pictures).
post #8210 of 11803
patrickBOOTH, what make are those wholecuts?
post #8211 of 11803
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't really understand the angst people have over taking care of shell. I just treat mine like calf and don't have any problems:

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Dig the boots.............
post #8212 of 11803
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Originally Posted by RIDER View Post


Dig the boots.............


X2

post #8213 of 11803
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

patrickBOOTH, what make are those wholecuts?


They are Saint Crispin's

post #8214 of 11803

Goodness, Patrick, you have some incredible shoes. 

post #8215 of 11803
Mate, realise majority of us can't read Chinese.

But, he was saying, kindly, Patrick, you have unbelievable shoes.
post #8216 of 11803
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Originally Posted by P Hudson View Post

Thanks, Patrick. Could you briefly expand on what you mean when you say you 'just treat [yours] like calf'? To me, that would mean something like 1) wipe down with a clean cloth, 2) brush after every wear, 3) apply Reno or Saphir polish every couple weeks. Is that about it? My shell routine is a bit different, but I don't get the shine that you do (and I never even imagined the shine in PatrickB's pictures).
I brush them, use Glenkaren cream on the vamps and bull the toes and heels with Glenkaren high shine paste. The only thing I use renovateur for is a small dab (maybe half the size of a pea) on the toes and heels when the bulling gets slightly dull and brush. Brings the shine up again.
post #8217 of 11803
How effective is shoe stretching?

The length of my suede chukka is perfect, but I need to go up one size in width. Right now it’s 9D, but I think 9E works better for me. Is it risky to get a shoe stretched?
post #8218 of 11803
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

How effective is shoe stretching?

The length of my suede chukka is perfect, but I need to go up one size in width. Right now it’s 9D, but I think 9E works better for me. Is it risky to get a shoe stretched?

Generally it is not risky. You should be aware, however, that if the suede is not a full grain, "reverse suede" but a split, the leather will tend to get thinner and "softer" (looser fiber mat) in the areas you stretch. It helps of course of the shoe is lined, but, on the other hand, an unlined chukka might be more likely (but not guaranteed) to be reverse suede than a split.

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Edited by DWFII - 2/25/14 at 7:27am
post #8219 of 11803
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Goodness, Patrick, you have some incredible shoes. 


 



He sure does.
post #8220 of 11803

I have found in the past that jeans have a tendency to leak dye onto my lighter colored shoes when it rains and as a consequence I don't buy jeans anymore. Is there any assured way i can buy jeans that don't cross contaminate my shoes? (I have found that even fairly expensive jeans leak color on shoes).

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