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Originally Posted by konda View Post
 

^if the shoe digs into your toe the shoe is too small! You definitely can't go DOWN in size. Heel slippage is usually about ones instep being low. Not about the shoe being too big. Buy a pair on tongue pads to fix the problem:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-FELT-TONGUE-PADS-Cushion-for-Shoes-Self-Adhesive-Instep-Comfort-Women-Men-/260927568364?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item3cc07eb9ec

 

That creasing is normal and occurs on all shoes. Of course leather creases from where it is bent. There's no leather in the world that wouldn't crease when bent.

 

On Olfe you definitely can't go down in size. The Olfe is smaller in width than the Hiro. Either stay at 6.5 or take a 7. Personally it sounds like your problem is with a low instep and wearing shoes that are too small so I'd take a 7. An increase of 0.5 in length doesn't really create any more problems because it only adds approx 1 cm to the total length of the shoe i.e more toe space.

Thanks, I'll stay with 6.5UK for the olfe last. I think I'll size down on hiro last for future purchases for a slightly snugger fit. I actually have a high instep, I can fit into a 6UK but with a semi-big V lacing. Was about to iron the shoes to try it un-crease it and re-crease it the way I want, so that it would not press onto my big toe near the knuckle area for the right shoe, but now it seems pretty comfortable while walking with no discomfort.

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how do you iron shoes!!
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I read about people ironing leather shoes by filling the shoes, then put a damp cloth on top of the creased area and slowly run an iron over it to try to smooth out the creases. Haven't tried, but was going to if the creasing on the right shoe kept pressing onto my big toe. 

 

See people do it on their Jordan sneakers (not calf leather), so I thought it was worth a shot on dress shoes.

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Originally Posted by KZ404 View Post
 

I read about people ironing leather shoes by filling the shoes, then put a damp cloth on top of the creased area and slowly run an iron over it to try to smooth out the creases. Haven't tried, but was going to if the creasing on the right shoe kept pressing onto my big toe. 

 

See people do it on their Jordan sneakers (not calf leather), so I thought it was worth a shot on dress shoes.

Try dropping the iron on your foot, and getting the bones set badly. Then your shoes will crease differently. As long as you're putting the same foot in the shoe, it's going to bend and flex in the same places.

 

Also, if something is borderline too-small, then going down a size is the worst thing you could do. Not every last fits every person. You may have just found that the Hiro last is not quite right for your feet, in terms of proportions.

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This is actually the first time the shoe creased like this for me on the right shoe which was what made me think the shoe wasa little too big. My other shoes all crease the same on both the left and right shoes, perpendicular to the shoe instead of the weird swerve up to the near toe cap on the right shoe.

 

If they have a trunk show at New York in November, I'll try the sizes again.


Edited by KZ404 - 10/4/13 at 8:21am
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My Alicante suedes have arrived:



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Tom, what trees are those? They look a good fit
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Tom, what trees are those? They look a good fit

They are a good fit. However, these are generic trees I purchased many years ago and have no idea where from. No brand name on them, so I'm afraid I cannot tell.
Edited by tomrakewell - 10/5/13 at 3:54am
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A couple of action shots on the first voyage:

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They look great Tom, congrats on a good selection.

I like the idea of snuff suede but it covers a broad range. I think I said up thread I prefer the gingerish look of these ones which hit the sweet spot for me, over more demure mossy taupe colored shoes also sometimes called snuff.

That special order copper suede that Meermin does looks great but probably narrows down their versatility by several notches, compared to this snuff.
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Anybody saw the new navy Double Monk on their Instagram? I'm tempted. I like the Olfe last a lot.

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http://statigr.am/p/558638349471305425_10997418

 

For the guys looking for a burgundy loafer. I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more meermins, but now I'm tempted. At least non-MTO shoes seem to have less problems.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

http://statigr.am/p/558638349471305425_10997418

 

For the guys looking for a burgundy loafer. I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more meermins, but now I'm tempted. At least non-MTO shoes seem to have less problems.

 

I saw those on Instagram too and they look very very nice. 

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

http://statigr.am/p/558638349471305425_10997418

 

For the guys looking for a burgundy loafer. I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more meermins, but now I'm tempted. At least non-MTO shoes seem to have less problems.

Monkey you make me lol.

 

Join the jodhpur MTO so that we can get that going!

post #7950 of 11988
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post

They look great Tom, congrats on a good selection.

I like the idea of snuff suede but it covers a broad range. I think I said up thread I prefer the gingerish look of these ones which hit the sweet spot for me, over more demure mossy taupe colored shoes also sometimes called snuff.

That special order copper suede that Meermin does looks great but probably narrows down their versatility by several notches, compared to this snuff.

I have the copper and they're so close to the snuff that I see no versatility issues. I have swatches of snuff and tobacco (and my monks are of copper) and they all go with the same types of sets. Of course if you're a color freak and compare the elements of your sets with fashion PMS swatches...

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