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I've been putting normal Nordstrom shoe trees (same size as for all my other shoes) in my dip dyed boots, but I notice that since the leather is softer, the trees seem to stretch out the ankle and the widest part of the boot. Is this normal and should I just keep using them?

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 got them on ebay!
 

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they remiind me of the Paul Smith x John Lobb iris purple Westbourne Oxfords



You got a good deal?
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this thread has died a death, sad.
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this thread has died a death, sad.
i know right, it sucks, tried to revive it but no luck...
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i know right, it sucks, tried to revive it but no luck...

it's just a reflection to what's happened to the brand, the shoes suck.

the last good shoe is the burton IMO - I own 3 pairs. they still had the burton in tan in the AW collection but it looks like it may of been dropped for SS.

they still have Miller and Marcello - should of moved on by now.

The John Lobb collab. is fab but completely out of my price range and never going to Sale - and the shoe you'd want to buy is basically a high quality burton!

all the new stuff leaves me cold.

sad, they were really kicking it for quite a few seasons.
post #4568 of 4748

Pretty decent price.  They were 280 total. 

 

I do want one new pair of paul smiths...the lazslos

 

 

So nice!

 

but I do miss their old lines...

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i know right, it sucks, tried to revive it but no luck...

it's just a reflection to what's happened to the brand, the shoes suck.

the last good shoe is the burton IMO - I own 3 pairs. they still had the burton in tan in the AW collection but it looks like it may of been dropped for SS.

they still have Miller and Marcello - should of moved on by now.

The John Lobb collab. is fab but completely out of my price range and never going to Sale - and the shoe you'd want to buy is basically a high quality burton!

all the new stuff leaves me cold.

sad, they were really kicking it for quite a few seasons.

I just looked at the website. I do like the burgundy dip dye cesars and I still like the tan marcellos but everything else is kind of blah.
Some of the new shoes look like they're just copying Mark McNairy with bright welts on heavy brogues.
Plus $570 for the Grand longwings is insane for glued shoes.
$720 for the dip dype Marcellos is just as insane.

The Millers have been done to death too. They should consider bringing back the Cage and Ricard.
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I just looked at the website. I do like the burgundy dip dye cesars and I still like the tan marcellos but everything else is kind of blah.
Some of the new shoes look like they're just copying Mark McNairy with bright welts on heavy brogues.
Plus $570 for the Grand longwings is insane for glued shoes.
$720 for the dip dype Marcellos is just as insane.

The Millers have been done to death too. They should consider bringing back the Cage and Ricard.

unfortunately if you're in the USA you're paying OTT for Paul Smith. is it + 30%?
prices don't appear to have gone up here in the UK that since the last pair I purchased which was at least a couple of years ago

the cesars are fine, but they've been around for a while now.

the miller replaced the Starr - which was probably Smith's best ever selling shoe.

it amazes how department stores are still buying heavily into PS shoes - they still must sell well - I don't know why?

check out Mr. Hare www.mrhare.com

it's a bit more $$$ but the quality and design is on another level to what we're seeing elsewhere
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It used to be fairly simple to shop the UK PS site from the US.
Even after factoring in shipping and brokerage/duties, shoes ended up being around $100 cheaper than buying from the US site.
It seems fewer stores are carrying PS shoes in the US.
The selection at the LAS PS store was pretty bad when I was there a few months ago.
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have a pair of lovely York boot. Really dig them but my wardrobe is leading me to thicker soled shoes...

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I still want a pair of these one day.
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It used to be fairly simple to shop the UK PS site from the US.
Even after factoring in shipping and brokerage/duties, shoes ended up being around $100 cheaper than buying from the US site.
It seems fewer stores are carrying PS shoes in the US.
The selection at the LAS PS store was pretty bad when I was there a few months ago.

Yes I remember you could order direct from PS UK with no problems.
I guess they got wise to the fact they could charge more for the same product if they sold it through their US website!
I don't know why there's such a big difference in price - but I guess there is some import duty involved in the equation.
Have you looked at ordering the shoes through other department stores in the UK?
Kurt Geiger runs the main shoe store for the 4 main fashion department stores in London - that is Selfridges, Harrods Liberty and Harvey Nichols.
Harvey Nicks and Liberty shoe departments are quite small but Selfridges and Harrods are huge plus I think Kurt Geiger has it's own retail stores and online store.
Only issue is they don't stock half sizes.
Then there's the other boutique stores, Coggles usually has a good selection of PS.

I can't see myself buying PS again - unless they turn it around. I have built up nice collection of shoes and boots over the past 10 years - and they are not that expensive to resole!
Church's have a new range of shoes out called Flexi Sole, there is a Brogue called Burton which is particularly nice in the pebbled leather. It's also available in an Oxford toe cap. Price is around £320 which isn't bad for what you're getting.
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