I agree with the fit of the shoe trees on my Millers...do not fit snugly across the vamp. I found the same thing in my trees for a recent G&G Deco. They cut them very low across the instep down to the toe. They don't fit snugly. I can push down on the vamp behind the toes and their is a lot of space.
As for finishing on the Miller, I am little disappointed as well. The leather on the toe box has a very grainy texture. Can't really raise much of a shine. Had the same thing on an A&S Moore in calf. Any recommendations? I have tried the spit polish technique, but still can't raise much of a shine. What do you mean by "elbow grease"? Rubbing? Buffing? Any advice here would be appreciated.
The one thing they did on my Miller that is superb is a really nice install of the toe taps.
The fit is great. I am a US 10.5 and tend to go UK 9.5 most often. I am glad I went down to an E width. I have the Moore on the 724 in a 9.5 F and it was a little roomy. The E gives me the snug fit I tend to prefer.
Edited by Harrydog - 12/20/12 at 5:40am