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Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures)

jonathanS

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Trees are now included but still, steep increase
Didn’t they used to be included early on, and lasted shoe trees too. They took them out as a silent price increase. Then years later add them back in with a price increase.

On the flip side, if anyone wants shoes in size 11uk, dm me for a good discount off of mrsp haha
 

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Gorgeous, the Hove in Espresso Hatch Grain, MH71 last.

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This pair of vintage cherry seems to fit tighter than I remember the black pair I tried on in the same 7E size fit.

Trying to stretch it out using a half size larger shoe tree I have from JLP.

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Probably hasn’t been worn in a while and in storage. If you’re going to stretch I recommend using stretching fluid (just alcohol and water mixture, you can find the ratio online). Spritz some on the inside of the shoe and let the shoe trees do the work. If you need more space put a medium thickness sock over the shoe tree and shove them in for a more uniform stretch. Has worked for me with my Alden cordovan shoes.
 

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Probably hasn’t been worn in a while and in storage. If you’re going to stretch I recommend using stretching fluid (just alcohol and water mixture, you can find the ratio online). Spritz some on the inside of the shoe and let the shoe trees do the work. If you need more space put a medium thickness sock over the shoe tree and shove them in for a more uniform stretch. Has worked for me with my Alden cordovan shoes.
The wool sock over shoe tree has done wonders for me for things like getting some breathing room in pinky toe
 

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