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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)
Thanks shall get that colour I am using beeswax currently to polish it... but doesn’t give off any shine
 

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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...
Doesn't look right from a completely academic point of view. That said I've never actually looked that closely - too excited to wear them.
 

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

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...
I am by no means an expert since the only pairs of EG I own were bought used for a ludicrously, irresponsibly cheap price, so someone else feel free to tell me how wrong I am. But I feel like you could just put in shoe trees and hammer away at those and you'd be all set? Or they'll just work themselves out over the course of a couple of wears. Like it may have been an oversight on the finishing line, but I don't think that's something that could make them qualify as seconds or anything like that.
 

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I am by no means an expert since the only pairs of EG I own were bought used for a ludicrously, irresponsibly cheap price, so someone else feel free to tell me how wrong I am. But I feel like you could just put in shoe trees and hammer away at those and you'd be all set? Or they'll just work themselves out over the course of a couple of wears. Like it may have been an oversight on the finishing line, but I don't think that's something that could make them qualify as seconds or anything like that.
Thanks - I think they are beautifully made and I love them - yes it doesn’t really bother me, I just wondered when I noticed the slight scratchiness. But having thought about it, I’m thinking it might not have been a factory issue... I think it might actually be due to me wearing them indoors to break them in, and so this slightly compresses the leather heel stack but obviously the nails don’t wear down so resulting in them protruding slightly 😳 And I’m sure that once I start wearing them outside on hard ground, they will wear down to the same level... so I’d better do that soon.
 

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Did they come heavily burnished like that or was that your doing?
This is how they came. If anything I may have removed some of the burnishing when I applied saphir neutral cream, I could see dark residue on the polishing cloth. Due to the old EG logo/stamp on the insoles, I believe this pair came from really old inventory. I have a pair of suede west minster from Axel's from 2014/15 with current logo, so I'm guessing these silverstones are older.
 
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Thanks - I think they are beautifully made and I love them - yes it doesn’t really bother me, I just wondered when I noticed the slight scratchiness. But having thought about it, I’m thinking it might not have been a factory issue... I think it might actually be due to me wearing them indoors to break them in, and so this slightly compresses the leather heel stack but obviously the nails don’t wear down so resulting in them protruding slightly 😳 And I’m sure that once I start wearing them outside on hard ground, they will wear down to the same level... so I’d better do that soon.
Nah, no way that would be caused by indoor fitting. I'd give em a whack with a hammer if worried about hardwood floors, etc. Otherwise the nails will wear down quickly outside if you prefer not to mess with them.
 

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Unsolicited advice i know and not sure how @Nickd sizes, but I think the 72 last is EG's biggest last. I take it 0.5 sizes down from everything else
Good point. I’m TTS on these, but only wear them with thick socks. I could probably size down a half size if I only wore them with dress socks.
 

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