I think they smell great! but then again...I am kind of twisted so YMMV.
Seriously, they didnt see a shoe tree that often and I spent many long days traveling in them and smell was never an issue.
I love the leather color. Just not sure why the white vibram soles....
I apologize ahead of time if this is anyone here...
I cant bring myself to say how amazing this is.
They cant be serious.
I'm glad to hear this. I thought I was the only one sizing up. The toes of my shoes tend to curl up and I find the next size up hold the shoe flat for me.
I have done it with a pair of loafers with very thin sole (Italian). The topy did make the shoe a bit more rigid but not to the extent that it felt like it's a double sole. I think you'll be fine.
All - based upon the comments on the cremes for cordovan, I did my quick paper test again.
I started playing with this stuff after I received my whiskey shells, as I wanted to lightly burnish the toes - my tests led me to a few conclusions....
1) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan isn't brown - its more of a deep eggplant, there is a lot of purple in it. Mixed with black cordovan it works well on burnishing Color #8
2) Saphir Dark Brown Cordovan can be used to impart a darker color into #8 on its own.
3) Alden Tan Paste is very hard, and appears to leave the most color behind - in this case, look at the middle finger of the glove - I'm not a fan of this color much and decided not to use it
4) Saphir Whiskey Cordovan seems to be a reasonable match for light Whiskey, but too light for the color of my shoes. I'll blend it with some black to lightly darken it when I use it on my whiskey shoes.
5) Saphir Black Cordovan cream is true black
Anyway, this is what things look like as of now...