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

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  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    I've managed to get some stains on my EG Malvern spectators, no idea what caused them. How does one go about cleaning canvas, or should I forget the idea and call the stains patina?
     


  2. kolecho

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    Depends on the severity. But you are right, patina is stain.
     


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    This is exactly why I'd never get a pair of shoes with canvas. A good cleaning solution should do the trick, but I'd just be worried about smudges each time I polish the calf bits.
     


  4. dieworkwear

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    I don't have canvas spectators, but for white canvas plimsolls, I spray them with a 50/50 mix of water and lemon juice and gently scrubbed them for a bit with a stiff toothbrush. Once they're dry, they're a bit brighter. For tougher stains, I mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a touch of water and rub the sticky paste onto the stain (again, with a toothbrush). Let the paste sit for a bit, then brush it off, and usually a bit more of the stain will go away.

    I'm hesitant to really recommend this with your Malverns, however. It might be good to try it out on a cheap pair of white plimsolls, or some canvas shoe you don't care about, and see how they fare. After that, try it on an inconspicuous place on the Malverns. I do it without hesitation to my canvas shoes because they only cost something like $50.
     


  5. PhiloVance

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    My wife uses the baking powder mixture for coffee stains on carpet and it works quite well. Not sure how that translates to shoes though.
     


  6. VRaivio

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    Thanks for the tips, gents. I can live with the stains, though. Not too large or colourful to mess this great makeup. The last 202 does have a surprisingly strong heel shape.
     


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    Just back from Barcelona.

    The price is 700 and something (730 for the model I looked at; obviously, exact price depends on the model) euros.

    The shoes are stampled with "Edward Green for Bel y Cia" -- I guess some models are availale only there. And yes, they are in F width, as opposed to standard E.

    Andrey
     


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    My shoe size is US 10.5 EE, and tried an EG Inverness UK 10.5 E, it was extremely tight. I don't think the UK 11E will work, the tightness and lacing gap would indicate as much. The best guess would be to go for a UK 11.5 E, and that would be unacceptable for me length wise. I am thinking an UK 11 F would fit the bill, so i might have to end up ordering this from Nick A.

    On a side note, the brilliant antique burgundy in all the pics i have seen did not translate in the pair i saw. It was more brown that anything, anyone else experience this?

    Lastly, how does the 202 last compare to the 888 last? does it feel like an F width in comparison? Thanks, for the help.
     


  11. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    The 202 is roomier than the 888, and significantly wider in the forefoot.
     
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  12. Wes Bourne

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    Enough to size up/down a width fitting between the two?
     


  13. jerrybrowne

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    Sorry for being purposefully vague. It depends on your foot shape. I often size up or down depending on last but I have a narrow heel and a wide forefoot. On the 888 I wear 8.5/9F and a 8.5/9E on the 202 if that helps.
     


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    No difference between the two for me.
     


  15. kolecho

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    202 is a tad wider than 888, has a higher instep and is also a shorter last than 888. It's hard to comment on whether sizing down would work. Best to try some sizes on to be more certain.
     


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