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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Earthdragon, you are tempting me, you EG temptress you
Pull the Trigger yet?....
Separately, do EG make Trees for the Galway & Shannon Boots? I have never seen them, though absolutely need them...
post #482 of 14918
Nay, not yet. Contemplating the purchase as I sweat it out here in the peruvian jungle.

Havent seen EG boot trees. Not sure whether or not they'll become available but in the meantime I'm using my G&G (dg70) boot trees for the EG Galway (pebble grain upper)
post #483 of 14918
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

My understanding is that although leather soles are hardier, their durability decreases when they are saturated (with water or whatever fluid). If soles are soaked from the rain and continually walked on while in that state, the leather wears out faster.

from my personal experience not if the leather is of good quality and the soles are treated regularly with the right product(s).
post #484 of 14918
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

My understanding is that although leather soles are hardier, their durability decreases when they are saturated (with water or whatever fluid). If soles are soaked from the rain and continually walked on while in that state, the leather wears out faster.

from my personal experience not if the leather is of good quality and the soles are treated regularly with the right product(s).

Hi Fritzl Care to expand on this ???
post #485 of 14918
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Hi Fritzl Care to expand on this ???

sure. i use sole oil and/or leather grease. atm, i stick with leather grease due to easier access. both works excellent.

understood, that i wear rubbersoled shoes in foul weather but you don't have to be afraid when your leather soles get wet or "soaked" if they are well prepared.

regiment for the soles when soaked: clap the shoes two or three times to get rid of dirt and the liquid in the capillaris. brush the sole with the dirt brush vigorously. start applying the product. i use a dauber brush. this helps to seal the edge. finally finish the sealing of the edge with your thenar. be careful with that. it heats up quickly. stuff the shoes with newspaper and let them dry lying on the side.

when dry. slightly brush again with the dirt brush and apply another round of grease/oil. oil can need two or more rounds. you get a feeling for that easily. check the edges and work over them with the thenar. you can use a cotton cloth if you're afraid of burning your skin.

regiment when the soles are dry: same as above. be sure that the soles are slightly roughed up from wearing. otherwise the product won't penetrate into the leather.
post #486 of 14918
Well bugga me didnt even know this exsisted......................

http://www.torquato.co.uk/burgol-leather-sole-oil-250-ml.html

Many thanks Fritzl
post #487 of 14918
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post

Well bugga me didnt even know this exsisted......................
http://www.torquato.co.uk/burgol-leather-sole-oil-250-ml.html
Many thanks Fritzl

you're welcome. i love my shoes...
post #488 of 14918

Midnight Navy - Beautiful!

 

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post #489 of 14918
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Nay, not yet. Contemplating the purchase as I sweat it out here in the peruvian jungle.
Havent seen EG boot trees. Not sure whether or not they'll become available but in the meantime I'm using my G&G (dg70) boot trees for the EG Galway (pebble grain upper)

How about these?

http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk/lasted-shoe-trees.html

post #490 of 14918
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i use sole oil and/or leather grease.
Interesting, never heard of this either. I wonder if this is the same material used by Alden's double waterlock soles.

I guess for me, walking about 3 miles to and from work, then a couple miles in addition throughout the day, leather soles (treated or not) eventually wear out with that much distance.
post #491 of 14918
Westminister on the 888, in BLUE SUEDE

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post #492 of 14918
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Westminister on the 888, in BLUE SUEDE
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Luckily suede does not appeal to me... or else this will be another DM.
post #493 of 14918
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Interesting, never heard of this either. I wonder if this is the same material used by Alden's double waterlock soles.

tbh, reading through your posts, there are a lot of things you're not aware of. you're enthusiastic about shoes, though.

dunno about the waterlock thing. actually, i'm to lazy to research as alden's do not interest me at all.
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

I guess for me, walking about 3 miles to and from work, then a couple miles in addition throughout the day, leather soles (treated or not) eventually wear out with that much distance.

iirc, we had that before.

first of all, the most important aspect is a correct fit. still the carefulness in treating your soles is a factor either. take care of both and you will feel the difference.

go from there.
post #494 of 14918
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

How about these?
http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk/lasted-shoe-trees.html

Are those truly lasted trees?
post #495 of 14918
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Nay, not yet. Contemplating the purchase as I sweat it out here in the peruvian jungle.
Havent seen EG boot trees. Not sure whether or not they'll become available but in the meantime I'm using my G&G (dg70) boot trees for the EG Galway (pebble grain upper)

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