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I have a high instep, so I try to lace them as tightly as I can towards the bottom of the lace "ladder" with a bit more "give " towards the top.

That's interesting about the air sound - I had that problem with the first few pairs of decos I had because they were way too big. I sized down, got used to the snugger fit, and haven't had the problem since. Where is the gap between your foot and the shoe wall? Mine tended to be over the toes (shoe was too long, so the unsupported span between where the leather shaped away from my instep and where it met the toe stiffener was too long with a lot of room over the toes - so when I flexed while walking the shoes were like bellows!) and also next to the big toe joint. I would try to work out where there's excess room in your shoes and try to fill it and see if that works.

And thanks for the compliment! cheers.gif

I think its similar to me.
I have a high instep, but around the area where the first eyelets are (the bottom of the ladder as you explained), there is excess room.
I don't necessarily think its a size issue however, as I just bought a pair of Berluti's (yes, I know... Berluti shog[1].gif) and they're extremely snug but give off a similar sound when laced tight. My two cents is its just the shape of my foot. Bye Bye oxfords.

How much did you size down?
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grc1 love the sock & shoe combo 👍👍
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My two cents is its just the shape of my foot. Bye Bye oxfords.

How much did you size down?

Probably - it's just part of the reality of making do with standard non-bespoke sizing. I can't give up oxfords though - love them too much! smile.gif

As far as how far I sized down - it was a humiliating full size, from 10.5E to 9.5E. shog[1].gif I still have the remnants of that collection for sale.

Coming to terms was one of the most painful things I've ever done - it's a VERY expensive mistake to make! baldy[1].gif Still, I think I've bounced back and then some!
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another great choice as usual. 

 

you just can't go wrong with that pair, between the style, the color, and the Deco last!!!!

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Alexander finished adding some color to my Antibes.
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Cross-post - deco Mitchells with navy patina
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G&G, Pantherella

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@grc1
With utmost due respect, do you find your G&G shoes cease a lot?

My two pairs, St James and Gable, have very unusual ceases.
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My Hayes creased from day one.
And this is with me going about my day not doing any footwork that would prematurely crease my shoes. Nothing abnormal.
I wouldn't rest my feet on my toes while sitting upright & forward for example. I bet you see a ton of guys do that. Heck, I've done it with cheaper shoes.
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Yes, they crease, like all shoes do. But because they are snug-fitting (not tight, but snug) I find the creasing is neither painful not overly (to my taste) conspicuous.
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My Hayes creased from day one.
And this is with me going about my day not doing any footwork that would prematurely crease my shoes. Nothing abnormal.
I wouldn't rest my feet on my toes while sitting upright & forward for example. I bet you see a ton of guys do that. Heck, I've done it with cheaper shoes.

 

All shoes crease. This is a natural aspect of leather and is unavoidable (unless you choose to never wear the shoes)

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My Hayes creased from day one.
And this is with me going about my day not doing any footwork that would prematurely crease my shoes. Nothing abnormal.
I wouldn't rest my feet on my toes while sitting upright & forward for example. I bet you see a ton of guys do that. Heck, I've done it with cheaper shoes.

I do so with all my shoes.  And  I am still a normal guy.

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Cross-post - deco Mitchells with navy patina


I love this style and can't wait until my Deco Mitchells come in!!! My color will be a bit different but it is still a blue as well. 

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Barclay patina
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Is GG patina service only available through GG in-store purchase?
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