Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy

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  1. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Pull the Trigger yet?....
    Separately, do EG make Trees for the Galway & Shannon Boots? I have never seen them, though absolutely need them...
     


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    Nay, not yet. Contemplating the purchase as I sweat it out here in the peruvian jungle.

    Havent seen EG boot trees. Not sure whether or not they'll become available but in the meantime I'm using my G&G (dg70) boot trees for the EG Galway (pebble grain upper)
     
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    from my personal experience not if the leather is of good quality and the soles are treated regularly with the right product(s).
     


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    Hi Fritzl Care to expand on this ???
     


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    sure. i use sole oil and/or leather grease. atm, i stick with leather grease due to easier access. both works excellent.

    understood, that i wear rubbersoled shoes in foul weather but you don't have to be afraid when your leather soles get wet or "soaked" if they are well prepared.

    regiment for the soles when soaked: clap the shoes two or three times to get rid of dirt and the liquid in the capillaris. brush the sole with the dirt brush vigorously. start applying the product. i use a dauber brush. this helps to seal the edge. finally finish the sealing of the edge with your thenar. be careful with that. it heats up quickly. stuff the shoes with newspaper and let them dry lying on the side.

    when dry. slightly brush again with the dirt brush and apply another round of grease/oil. oil can need two or more rounds. you get a feeling for that easily. check the edges and work over them with the thenar. you can use a cotton cloth if you're afraid of burning your skin.

    regiment when the soles are dry: same as above. be sure that the soles are slightly roughed up from wearing. otherwise the product won't penetrate into the leather.
     


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    How about these?
    http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk/lasted-shoe-trees.html
     


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    Interesting, never heard of this either. I wonder if this is the same material used by Alden's double waterlock soles.

    I guess for me, walking about 3 miles to and from work, then a couple miles in addition throughout the day, leather soles (treated or not) eventually wear out with that much distance.
     


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    Westminister on the 888, in BLUE SUEDE

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    Luckily suede does not appeal to me... or else this will be another DM.
     


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    tbh, reading through your posts, there are a lot of things you're not aware of. you're enthusiastic about shoes, though.

    dunno about the waterlock thing. actually, i'm to lazy to research as alden's do not interest me at all.


    iirc, we had that before.

    first of all, the most important aspect is a correct fit. still the carefulness in treating your soles is a factor either. take care of both and you will feel the difference.

    go from there.
     
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    Now you have. :)
     


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