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Minimizing existing creases?

ClashCityRocker

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I use shoe trees and rotate shoes. i can't condition these due to the burnishing that antiques the finsish (which i thought might softed the leather). is there anything that I can do to make these existing toe creases less drastic? could a cobbler do anything. picture below:
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I had similar issues with shoes where there was too much room in the toe box. To repeat the question above, are they too big?
 

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No they're the perfect size, I actually have the same shoe in a different color/finish and it broke in differently (small waves that retract when the shoe goes flat opposed to a defined crease along the toe break). I don't mind regular creases, I understand that it's the nature of leather but the crease just dips down so it almost gives the look of a Toe Cap. Is it possible that a good cobbler could lessen the effect? They're Prada and I've recently been informed of a shop that the local Prada takes its inhouse repairs...
 

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Nope. Not something to worry about, though.

Also, if you want to take care of them, you should condition, regardless of burnishing.

^ Referring to if there's anything that he can do about the creases, not to sizing.
 
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Creasing on shoes is a done deal, I have asked cobblers this question, nothing they can do. They might be too big (shoe sizing can be tricky business), but if the creasing is not causing discomfort, just enjoy them.

Get some Saphir Reno to condition, and they look just fine...
 

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