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Asking on reducing shoes size by reconstructing the whole shoes

Henry Le

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I've been acknowledging that when coming to dissect the whole shoes, reshape/reconstruct shoes in general or blucher shoes in my particular interest within this thread, that means the act itself could not keep the integrity, the original, intended shape from shoemaker of the shoes.

After looking at @nutcracker's thread (Link: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/mens-ex-scanlations-by-nutcracker-shoe-related-articles-only.257855/) and seeing how some shoes are dissected and analyzed, I'm wondering if it's possible to dissect the shoes and reshape it to your own feet's size.

I'm looking forward to hearing all from you and thank you for your interest on this thread!
 
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Phileas Fogg

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I mean the stitches won't be the same as well as or the intended/original shape.
then I don’t understand why you’d want to try?

The shoes uppers were cut and shaped based on the original last. You can’t just have them recut to fit a new last.
 

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then I don’t understand why you’d want to try?

The shoes uppers were cut and shaped based on the original last. You can’t just have them recut to fit a new last.
Right... I know it sounds like a crazy but there's this shoe repairer that I knew who could make the width size bigger so I thought it could have the same effect. Though I haven't met anyone who claimed to be able to reconstruct a whole shoes like I mentioned. But I thought I tried to ask on the forum...
 

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Alden restoration used to relast and adjust sizes. Don’t know if they still offer this and I think it was always to make them smaller and not by much.
 

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Yes, it's possible.

Here is a pair of old John Lobb boots that Nicholas Templeman found in the company's archives. The boots were originally too big for him, so he took them apart and relasted them on his last (which he made himself since he's a lastmaker). They now fit him.



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