I rarely wear socks, so I generally buy my loafers on the smaller side (I wear 9 in lace-ups, so generally I go 8.5 in loafers, though that all obviously depends on the last). I use tension mounted trees (some of them are lasted, but the majority are OTR) for all of them and haven't noticed any egregious stretching or damage. And that's after owning a number of them for years. I've owned the pair at the 9 o'clock position, for instance, for going on 10 years and they've been re-soled almost as many times.
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2/12/13 at 8:52am