I bought my first pair of "real, grown-up shoes" last week. I'm very proud of them. I originally had my mind on the C&J Weymouth, but they didn't come in cordovan, so I didn't do it. Instead I picked up a pair of RL Marlow Bluchers in cordovan. I wear them without socks, and they are very comfortable. I can tell they will soon develop a crease just above the toe area; Will shoe trees prevent this? Also, should I get anything on the soles to prevent wear? Look how the toe will eventually take the most amount of wear.