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Hey guys, I just bought some new Allen Edmonds (leather) for my wedding, but the wedding is in July. I don't plan on wearing them until then, so is it a better idea to keep them stored in the plastic and shoe box it came in, or leave them out with cedar trees in them? Not sure if the trees will benefit a brand new shoe or not (I don't think so based on what I've read). Any suggestions are appreciated.
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It won't matter, but if I were you, I would break them in before the big day. It will help in terms of comfort and traction, in which case you will need to use the trees. They could probably use a spit shine as well.
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Originally Posted by Renault78law View Post

It won't matter, but if I were you, I would break them in before the big day. It will help in terms of comfort and traction, in which case you will need to use the trees. They could probably use a spit shine as well.

 

Good advice here @mazy 

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Good advice here @mazy
 

Thank you both for replying. I was worried about dirtying/scuffing them up but this makes sense. I'll wear them around the house for a while.
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I was worried about dirtying/scuffing them up
They're shoes. They're meant to be worn. If they get dirty, they can be cleaned.

Definitely wear them at least a couple of times before the wedding. And not just in the house. Put them on and go about a normal day's routine with them. Walk on the sidewalk with them. Leave them on your feet for several hours at a time. In short, treat them like shoes, and not like Fabergé eggs. The last thing you need on your wedding day is to be in pain, because of some shoe issue you never had the opportunity to notice before.

As for whether shoe trees benefit new shoes... well, let me put it this way, they won't do the shoes any harm, and keeping trees in your shoes is a habit worth acquiring.
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