1897 is the chelsea code (at least for this season), the last 4 digits are the color code.
Does anyone use "Boot trees" vs shoe trees in their boots? Ive been experiencing issues with the top of the foot section of the boot isn't filled out as the CP fit is long/narrow and one must go down in shoe tree size to accommodate the CP fit. Im wondering if the boot trees help, or of adding some paper stuffing above is best. It seems the only brand that makes boot trees (taller on the top I suppose) is Woodlore. http://www.woodlore.com/shoe-trees-inserts/mens-cedar-shoe-trees/mens-cedar-boot-tree-pair/
* I just saw the site has 25% off through July 15th. Definitely a good buy if anyone is looking for cedar boot/shoe trees at a great discount, I have 8 pairs of their shoe trees and haven't seen 25% off yet.
Haha I feel the same way about my sneaker collect. But then you pick up a few pairs and look at them and realize how beautiful they are and the regret fades away.
It's not any different from people have that many pairs of Vibergs (I have 9) or Aldens.