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Recently got a pair of Chelseas on the 82 last - amazing shoes! Is it worth splurging on EG shoe trees (which are based on the 202/606 lasts from what I've read), or is there a cheaper alternative that works as well?
 

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Recently got a pair of Chelseas on the 82 last - amazing shoes! Is it worth splurging on EG shoe trees (which are based on the 202/606 lasts from what I've read), or is there a cheaper alternative that works as well?
Personally don't think you need to splurge. A lot of people recommend Woodlore Epic here, I just use the basic Woodlore and have had no issues over the years
 

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Get the WOODLORE Ultra. Epics have way too big of a heel I feel which deforms the heel cup of shoes. You can also sand down the ultra heels to get an even better fit. Personally I like the ultras for the made in USA aspect and the high high asymmetrical vamp
 

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Get the WOODLORE Ultra. Epics have way too big of a heel I feel which deforms the heel cup of shoes. You can also sand down the ultra heels to get an even better fit. Personally I like the ultras for the made in USA aspect and the high high asymmetrical vamp
what size to get for woodlore epic or ultra if i am wearing edward green uk9/9.5e or uk8.5/9 e
 

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This must be UK8.5/9 E? Do you also wear the same size in 184 last? How does the 137 last compared to the 184
Yes. These are 8.5 UK. 137 last feels a lot better. Hard to explain. I couldn’t even try on the 184 for longer than 5 seconds. Felt terrible.
 

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For me the 184 last is working well and always very eager to look at the duke whiskey shell on the 137 but I am worried they are too wide leading to heel slip. Your bannock size is US9 D? For all your other Edward green shoes non loafer are all Uk8.5/9 E?
 

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This must be UK8.5/9 E? Do you also wear the same size in 184 last? How does the 137 last compared to the 184
184 is narrower for sure. It also has a longer vamp than the 137 so if you have a higher instep, the 137 should be more accommodating. 137 is just a rounder, more traditional type penny loafer last. I can do the 184 but it takes some work to make it fit.
 

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