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Trial fitting my first pair of Galways. Perhaps just a hair snug just across the vamp but between sock adjustments, break-in, and the sole settling they will be perfect. As a general rule, what is the recommended method for polishing burnished dark oak like this? Just clear wax polish on the toes?

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Trial fitting my first pair of Galways. Perhaps just a hair snug just across the vamp but between sock adjustments, break-in, and the sole settling they will be perfect. As a general rule, what is the recommended method for polishing burnished dark oak like this? Just clear wax polish on the toes?

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I tend to just use clear. You can also touch it up with dark brown.
 

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Trial fitting my first pair of Galways. Perhaps just a hair snug just across the vamp but between sock adjustments, break-in, and the sole settling they will be perfect. As a general rule, what is the recommended method for polishing burnished dark oak like this? Just clear wax polish on the toes?

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Use a neutral cream after you’ve broken th in. Work it into the leather and buff with a cloth or brush.

you can use color matched cream or polish for surface scratches.
 

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Use a neutral cream after you’ve broken th in. Work it into the leather and buff with a cloth or brush.

you can use color matched cream or polish for surface scratches.
Do I need to be concerned about stripping the burnishing with neutral polish? I've seen this happen before with other makers and I don't want to mess with the EGs burnishing. Obviously, this isn't necessary in the immediate future but figured it was best to check before playing.
 

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Do I need to be concerned about stripping the burnishing with neutral polish? I've seen this happen before with other makers and I don't want to mess with the EGs burnishing. Obviously, this isn't necessary in the immediate future but figured it was best to check before playing.
If you over treat, yes. That’s why you should just let it break in. And I wouldn’t polish. Just use a cream and buff it. There will be some sloughing off of surface color but it shouldn’t affect the overall burnishing.
 

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Trial fitting my first pair of Galways. Perhaps just a hair snug just across the vamp but between sock adjustments, break-in, and the sole settling they will be perfect. As a general rule, what is the recommended method for polishing burnished dark oak like this? Just clear wax polish on the toes?

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Congrats! Excellent first pair, and classic combination of color and materials. I saw on Carmina thread you've also acquired a pair of Thorpe. The two ultimate boots IMHO.
 
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Do I need to be concerned about stripping the burnishing with neutral polish? I've seen this happen before with other makers and I don't want to mess with the EGs burnishing. Obviously, this isn't necessary in the immediate future but figured it was best to check before playing.
That's not been my experience. My Westwood 's are probably my oldest current EG's (circa 2011) and I treat them exactly as @Phileas Fogg outlined.
 

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Congrats! Excellent first pair, and classic combination of color and materials. I saw on Carmina thread you've also acquired a pair of Thrope. The two ultimate boots IMHO.
Thanks! I did also buy a pair of Thorpes. Hopefully they aren't too tight.. should be here later this week.
 

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Thanks! I did also buy a pair of Thorpes. Hopefully they aren't too tight.. should be here later this week.
I find MH71 and 82 last to fit similarly with the MH71 being a hair tighter but not enough to change size. Assume the Thorpe's and Galway are same size?
 

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I find MH71 and 82 last to fit similarly with the MH71 being a hair tighter but not enough to change size. Assume the Thorpe's and Galway are same size?
Yes, same size. The Galways actually fit pretty well. We'll see regarding the MH71. If they're narrower it might problematic but it will depend where, ie. more of a taper in the toe box will probably be fine but if they run narrower at the waist or ball it might be more of an issue.
 

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Yes, same size. The Galways actually fit pretty well. We'll see regarding the MH71. If they're narrower it might problematic but it will depend where, ie. more of a taper in the toe box will probably be fine but if they run narrower at the waist or ball it might be more of an issue.
I really think it should work for you then.
 

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Yes, same size. The Galways actually fit pretty well. We'll see regarding the MH71. If they're narrower it might problematic but it will depend where, ie. more of a taper in the toe box will probably be fine but if they run narrower at the waist or ball it might be more of an issue.
MH71 last is slightly longer due to tapering at the toe. In my experience UK 8.5E MH71 = UK9 82 last (I sized up by 0.5 size due to narrow D width on this particular Galway)

 

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Hello 🙂
Is it worth buying EG shoe trees? Are they lasted or not? I’m awaiting an MTO in 202. If the trees are lasted for 202 then I might buy them, if not lasted then would C&J trees fit instead?
 

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Hello 🙂
Is it worth buying EG shoe trees? Are they lasted or not? I’m awaiting an MTO in 202. If the trees are lasted for 202 then I might buy them, if not lasted then would C&J trees fit instead?
Though my EGs all have EG trees, my shoe shop has recommended C&J for EG shoes providing they are not F fitting.
 

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