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Dress shoe creases...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EricMangan, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Verniza

    Verniza Well-Known Member

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    Well unless you need it urgently, I'd save the money and scour for good deals on eBay and B&S.

    In the long run, a good quality shoe with proper care is a worthy investment. After factoring in depreciation, life span and resale value of the shoe, you'll find that the premium pays off but I guess I'm the only idiot who buys everything with that mindset.
     
  2. Gdot

    Gdot Well-Known Member

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    In addition to well fitting trees, and proper care one of the biggest factors affecting creasing it fit.

    A very snug shoe with the least amount of toe space you can manage comfortably will be far less likely to form and hold a crease.

    When buying shoes with long lasts this may mean sizing down a 1/2 size or more if possible.

    The fit factor is very important in terms of creasing.
     
  3. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Well-Known Member

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    I feel like this kid is a troll for some reason. Someone can go ahead and cuss me out though:D
     
  4. Aqualung

    Aqualung Well-Known Member

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    You are absolutely correct, any shoe can be resoled not just welted shoes. A lot of lightweight expensive Italian shoes have light soles and no welts and are easily resoled. Expensive shoes with rubber soles are glued on too although these may be welted like my Cheaney chukkas.
     
  5. Aqualung

    Aqualung Well-Known Member

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    Never size down unless you're asking for a foot problem. A shoe must be the right length and width.
     
  6. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    Hi with due respect to every one here is my 2 cents worth. A decent pair of shoes with leather sole (AE) will cost min of $150 event at discounted price. Which is a good price . How ever leather sole does needs to be replaced time to time. Quality shoes like AE you will be able to re sole as many times as you like. Cost price for resoling AE I think around $100. How often you will need to re sole ? Depending on how many pairs of shoes you have ! If you have only 1/2 pairs of shoes and you walk here and there in both bad and extremely bad weather then you may have to resole every year. And re soling could take few days at minimum. So if you plan to have only 1 pair of shoes then you might have to turn up at work bare footed ( or you can turn up at work wearing slippers).
    Now the Op's situation here is the budget. Under $100 you should stay away from leather soled shoes. Plus Op hasn't advised how many pairs of dress shoes op has. Becos if you are planing on only 1 pair of dress shoes for work then leather soled shoes better be avoided ( I am I wrong on saying this ?).
    These shoes for $75 are ok. Nothing special about them. They are just generic shoes. Personally I have few high quality leather soled shoes and also few rubber soled shoes. Rubber soled shoes nothing wrong with them. A pair of rubber soled shoes under $100 will last you few years at least with everyday wear(trust me I have done that with my hush puppies!) They will take the beating. And no I wouldn't worry about creasing and shoe tree on them will be waste as well. Just wear them and have fun. Use them until they break apart.... and once they do throw them. And also these shoes would be made form corrected grain. What I have hard is on CG leather conditioner/ polish doesn't work properly as there is a thick coat of paint on the top layer of this types of leather.
     
  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    the heels on the aldos will wear in about 2 to 3 months. The rubber sole will be about 8 to 9 months in arrears. At that point, your shoes are junk, their only place is the trashcan.

    You can pick up a pair of walnut AE cliftons for about $120. Sure the leather sole may not last much longer than a year with every day use, but not only do the shoes look better, they can be recrafted for $100. That extra $25 per year and additional $45 up front cost is worth it for me for a much better looking, more comfortable, and higher quality shoe.
     
  8. gryffindor

    gryffindor New Member

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    by better do you mean ferragamo? I've been wearing a pair of dress shoes. Although the leather's nice and shiny and they make a nice sound when the heel strikes the ground, they are too heavy. Of course, I've seen wonderfully designed shoes from LV, but...not too sure about their credence as a shoe maker.
     
  9. Stevefriel

    Stevefriel New Member

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    Thank you for this extremely helpful post. I too just purchased what are expensive shoes for me. I bought some brown florsheim wing tips. Did I buy a decent shoe? What does Style Forum consider to be good leather dress shoes that are reasonable in cost? Thank you for your insight!
     
  10. Dude94301

    Dude94301 New Member

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    I just bought my first pair of dress shoes, upgrading from Cole Haans I've been wearing for 5+ years. I bought this pair of black Allen Edmonds Rogue Cap Toe Oxfords. I'm noticing these weird creases on them. Can someone look and tell me whether this is "normal" or if this is something I should contact the manufacturer about?

    Thank you!

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  11. Grock58

    Grock58 Member

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    looks similar to Walnut AE Carlyles I dig the look, just don't expect to own Aldo's for very long.
     

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