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A pair of Dover is really the last thing I need to complete my collection of EG, although I mainly wear boots or loafers. Laced shoes are never quite as comfortable.

For what it’s worth I take the same size (8) in 64 and 606. I could size up and still be comfortable in most lasts on the old wooden lasts, now I can only do it on 82.
 

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Oh, I have no problem with wearing wide width. I just simply couldn't get a wider size when I bought these, so I went with what was still comfortable, but narrower than usual.

They still fit me nicely. My foot feels good. My foot feels supported. But yes, I dare say I'd get a better fit with a wider shoe.

Thanks for your advice on this. It is greatly and sincerely appreciated. I still love these shoes, but I'd definitely go for a wider fit when I add EG #2 to my collection.
And they are only going to get better with time. Nothing better than an EG better that’s has been broken in and aged.
Try having feet two different sizes 😂

Fit will always be a compromise unless I buy shoes in two different sizes!
I see pairs like that often on eBay. I think though if you do MTO that's an easy problem to solve. But it's costly. I really envy the people who have normal feet that get a decent fit from RTW. Mush cheaper than always needing to pay full price for wide or MTO.
 

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I can feel some of the brass nails slightly protruded on the heels of my new (not yet worn outside) EG shoes. Is this normal?

I have compared with an equally new pair of Crocketts handgrade which seems better finished - the nails are all flush, even slightly recessed, in the heel.
 

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I can feel some of the brass nails slightly protruded on the heels of my new (not yet worn outside) EG shoes. Is this normal?

I have compared with an equally new pair of Crocketts handgrade which seems better finished - the nails are all flush, even slightly recessed, in the heel.
Pictures?
 

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I’ve never had them protrude on any of my pairs. I’d imagine they would wear flush pretty quickly once you wear them outside though.
 

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Don't think I've ever inspected the nails on the heel. Unless one is sticking out a lot a couple of wears will fix it.
 

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They are my size but luckily shoes, even the iconic Dover, don't inspire in me the same level of excitement that boots do.

I realize I am an exception in this regard. I bought a pair of deeply discounted BNIB DOAK dovers a couple of years back. After a year of letting them sit in my closet, I tentatively listed them on ebay at a price that I felt was high for a pair that showed signs of handling and shop wear. I set the price (seemingly) high as I wasn't 100% sure I was ready to sell. Got a ton of inquiries right away and to my surprise it sold at my Buy it Now price within a day.
It seems like Dover is a very high demand model especially true for dark oak... been looking for a pair but not able to score one at a good price...
Anyone own Edward Green monk strap shoes? Which model? Does it looks as good as the dover? I still waiting for my Ashby that looks like a Dover with monk strap..
 

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It seems like Dover is a very high demand model especially true for dark oak... been looking for a pair but not able to score one at a good price...
Anyone own Edward Green monk strap shoes? Which model? Does it looks as good as the dover? I still waiting for my Ashby that looks like a Dover with monk strap..
I have the Westminster and the Dover. Completely different shoes. If you want a Dover get a Dover. Applies to anything in life really. If you can afford to get the thing you want it's inherently a good deal.

I also have a Thorpe, a Nevis, an unlined Dover, and a Halifax. None of them are the quintessential Dover makeup despite all of them being 'a Dover with a [thing that makes it a different model]'.

It's unlikely you'll find a Doak Dover at below retail unless it's a retailer discounting it's entire line. Even then often times the best sizes won't be in stock.
 

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I have the Westminster and the Dover. Completely different shoes. If you want a Dover get a Dover. Applies to anything in life really. If you can afford to get the thing you want it's inherently a good deal.

I also have a Thorpe, a Nevis, an unlined Dover, and a Halifax. None of them are the quintessential Dover makeup despite all of them being 'a Dover with a [thing that makes it a different model]'.

It's unlikely you'll find a Doak Dover at below retail unless it's a retailer discounting it's entire line. Even then often times the best sizes won't be in stock.
Yes that true... the only Dover that I can find at a discount are those in suede or other calf materials. But the Dover is really a very nice shoes.. I aim to have at least 3 pairs in suede and calf..
I also like the Westminster or Clapham especially in suede..

do you all pay retail price for it or wait for sales before getting?
 

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I think I’d want a Dover in suede. I’ve got Nevis and Halifax, and a pair of AS split toes in calf so the suede would be a nice change.
 

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Pictures?
Here you go. You can really feel it when you run your fingers across.

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And thanks to all who replied. Yes it’s not really an issue but would it be considered normal or somewhat unrefined at this level? I’m not suggesting the Crocketts are better shoes but their nails are completely flush or slightly recessed...
 

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It’s not normal on Edward Greens, they’ve just missed a finishing step by the looks of things, but it’s such a minor issue that I wouldn’t worry about it.
 

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I wonder what shoes cream do you all use for burnt pine antique calf and dark oak antique calf?
 

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I wonder what shoes cream do you all use for burnt pine antique calf and dark oak antique calf?
I would imagine medium brown for burnt pine. Havana Brown is perfect for dark oak. That's the Saphir colours.

The antique part is dyed into the leather. Whatever EG uses to do it doesn't come off easily. Even renomat doesn't remove it (not that I've tried to remove it but I have used renomat on three pairs of dark oak)
 

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